Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers #50 - Emboss Resist

This card was such a joy to make!

The challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers / Speedy's Friends is Emboss Resist.  You can find a tutorial on it HERE.

I began with a piece of white cardstock.  I used a dandelion and butterfly from Just Dandy  and stamped the images with Versamark, sprinkled with clear embossing powder, and hit them with the heat tool.

Then the fun part began...adding a sentiment stamp and sponging on the color.   The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, and I stamped it repeatedly with True Thyme (SU) dye ink.  With a sponge, I washed on some ink in the following Distress Ink colors:  Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Scattered Straw, and Antique Linen.  The edges were sponged with True Thyme.

I matted it with black cardstock, and punched a hole with my Horizontal Slot punch from Stampin' Up!.  I threaded the accordion-pleated ribbon through the hole and around the card.  The ribbon is from SU, too.

The card base and patterned paper were both in my Design Team goodie package when I joined at MFP.  I don't know the names of them, but I LOVE their Old World feel.

We'd love to have you play with us!  Emboss resist is fun, and I wish I did it more often.  :)
Just link up your card HERE by Friday April 8th at 3:00 pm EST.  We'll be around to comment on your terrific creations.

For more inspiration, check out what my teammates have done for you:

Thanks for joining me today.

Colleen

Stamps:  Just Dandy by MFP
Paper:  So Saffron and Basic Black by SU, white by PTI, caramel cardstock and patterned paper through MFP
Ink:  Distress Ink colors:  Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Scattered Straw, and Antique Linen; True Thyme by SU
Punch:  Lattice Edge by Martha Stewart, corner rounder and Horizontal Slot by SU
Other:  sponge, ribbon by SU, pearls by Queen & Co., dimensionals

26 comments:

Marisa said...

I can see why you had so much fun making this card, Colleen, it is gorgeous!! Fabulous BG colour and love the sentiments stamped on the BG too. You nailed this one big time!!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful card Colleen, your sponging looks terrific here, I can never get that smooth look myself! A stuning card!

Noor Nahdi said...

Wow, speechless!!! Adore it so much...

Andrea Ewen said...

Amazing! There are so many fabulous techniques out there and really I only get the urge to try them when I see something like this that has turned out so marvelously! I love that old world style too, it just speaks of pure elegance. Fantastic work, Colleen...I love this!

Bev J. said...

Gorgeous card-love the different colors on the background.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- Your card is stunning. I love the colors you used in the bg!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Colleen - EXCELLENT! My fav this week - just a stunning, well done card!!

Joanne Travis said...

Colleen, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow!

Linda Callahan said...

This is a real work of art! Glorious background! Beautiful in every way!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it! I really liked the pop of the black matting too. It is truly in the details! Thanks for sharing your creation with us! I am going to have to try this.

Chris R. from Iowa

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, my friend....I am gazing in awe at this beauty...wow...you nailed that emboss resist AND made such a beautiful creation....amazing

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, that card does indeed look like it was fun to make. And what a FABULOUS result! I love the sophisticated aged look you achieved. What a great text background and beautiful DP. And the colors and ribbon treatment are smashing. This is such an awesome card!! Great job on this, my friend!!

Pam said...

Wow! This is incredible. Love the colors and how you repeatedly stamped the sentiment. Great ribbon treatment, too.

~Tammy~ said...

Just beautiful! I am speechless!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the subtle colors, and of course, the pearls!

Nancy said...

WOW! This card is incredible! Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Haley D. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link too. Please tell your HD that I said hi! ;)

Tina said...

This card is beautiful. You did so wonderful with the technique and getting all the inks to look so smooth? Wow, is what I say to that. Love all the details on your card too!

Bonnie said...

This is awesome Colleen! I've got to try it!

Maria said...

Wow, what a fabulous card, Colleen! Amazing color! Looks like a fun technique and am glad that you had fun with it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW this is STUNNING! Really... breath-taking!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Not only is this card gorgeous--but that ribbon is SOOOOOOOOO amazing! I love this beautiful combo of inking, embossing, and ribbon! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Benzi said...

An awesome creation, Colleen. I love those dandelions and the beautiful sponging. That is an elegant ribbon.

Stella said...

Oh my Colleen; this card reminds me of that other handmade jewel you made a while ago. I hope I remeber it right; that card then was inspired by your dining room. And this one is just as stunning. It really is to die for; I'm smitten!

Stella said...

Oh my Colleen; this card reminds me of that other handmade jewel you made a while ago. I hope I remeber it right; that card then was inspired by your dining room. And this one is just as stunning. It really is to die for; I'm smitten!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Colleen! Great technique and GORGEOUS color!

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