Sunday, May 16, 2010

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's Tip: Try your hand at emboss resist for a dramatic background!
This is a card I'll be teaching at a beginner embossing class this week at Wholly Scrap. The card is 4.25" x 4.25" and the main background image started out as a plain piece of white cardstock. I used VersaMark to stamp these images, from a new Tim Holtz stamp release, onto the white cardstock. I then embossed the images with white embossing powder. Once the embossing was dry, I used a blending tool and sponged Crushed Olive Distress Ink over the entire surface. I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges. All that was left to do was to add a sentiment, also embossed in white, and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly. Easy peasy!! Enjoy!

5 comments:

Chrisd said...

I just got downsized(again) and the words on your great card really spoke out to me. Thanks so much but you didn't mention the source of the quote.

Deedee Anderson said...

GORGEOUS card, Kim!! What a neat effect! I have to admit I'm always reluctant to pull out my embossing powders because I hate the mess -- LOL -- but you are sure tempting me.

Anonymous said...

You amaze me how you transform the paper into something new. I would have thought that you started out with an olive color cardstock. Thank you for sharing the technique and how you achieved the finished project.

Pamela Anthony said...

Kim:

This is cool! I'm looking forward to the class Thursday night. Thank you so much for introducing me to this fun craft! Pam

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card! :)