Friday, March 9, 2012

Emboss Resist Flowers

I wish you could see these cards in person - they are just full of color, reminding me of Easter Eggs!


I used the Flowers Full Sheet set from Blockheads Paper Arts.

Using the Emboss Resist technique (you can see a tutorial HERE), I stamped each of the three kinds of flowers with Versamark ink on separate squares of cardstock.  For each, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the images, then used the heat tool to set them.

The fun part was using multiple inks to bring out the images.  Any dye inks will work great; I used my ginormous stash of Stampin' Up! ink pads on these (specific colors are listed in the Details section at the bottom of this post).

Marigolds
The Marigolds card is entered in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge.  We're to choose 3 colors from this inspiration photo to enter (I chose yellow, apricot and green).

Poppy

Tulips
Each stamped square was mounted on black cardstock, then attached to the card bases with foam dimensional stickers.  And of course, a touch of bling graced each card's corner.  ;)

Thanks for coming by!  Hope you enjoyed these Spring-y creations.



All Cards included --
Stamps: Flowers Full Sheet - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper: white - PTI; Basic Black - SU
Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: all bling - Queen & Co.
Dimensions: 4.25" square

Marigold Card --
Ink:  Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Gable Green, Green Galore, Wild Wasabi - SU

Poppy Card --
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive

Tulip Card -- 
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Pixie Pink, Passion Pink, Blush Blossom, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss

24 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Love the spring pastels. So pretty!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

How fun and pretty Colleen! Great technique! I am learning all kinds of fantastic tips from you! You are the master of stamps!

Ellen said...

Oh I love this technique. I am going to have to try it! Your cards are so pretty and make me think of spring and Easter!
hugs,
Ellen

Bonnie said...

These do look like Easter eggs! What beautiful Spring/Easter cards!

Bev J. said...

Love the pretty colors on your "Easter Egg' cards!!

Annette said...

wow these are so GORGEOUS....

~Tammy~ said...

Colleen these are just so pretty and they do remind me of coloring Easter eggs!!!! I Loveee these beauties so much!!!!

Benzi said...

Super technique and such a beautiful rainbow of colors. I'm thinking you are a lot of fun with these beauties.

Pauline said...

These are so pretty Colleen, beautiful colours and fabulous stamps!

Lisa said...

They Do remind me of Easter Eggs Colleen!! Very pretty ;)

Leslie Turner said...

Very pretty, Colleen! This technique is a lot of fun! Your colors are gorgeous!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Soooo very pretty! The colours are so intense and they do remind me of easter eggs, yummy LOL!

Stacey Dunning said...

Oooohh, so pretty. I love the set. How did you apply the ink? It looks like a sponge of some sort?

Beate said...

Colleen, your cards are so soft and pretty! Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Linda R said...

I just love the way these turned out.. I would love to give this technique a try.

Hugs, Linda

Jinny Newlin said...

These are ever so pretty, Col, and completely perfect for springtime!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love all the bright Spring colors!! Look like you did a composite photo! It turned out great!

Maria said...

Ohhhh .... so springy and lovely! Great job, Colleen!

Stella said...

Colleen this looks amazing. The background has a touch of "water-coloring". Subtle, gorgeous and perfect for this technique. three beauties in a row :)
X

Greta said...

Beautiful set of cards using one of my favorite techniques!

Miriam said...

Love your technique on these cards Colleen! I will have to try this with a hydrangea stamp and blue.

Michelle said...

Wow! Colleen, these cards are fabulous! So full of life...very impressive pieces of art! They are beautiful!

Julia S-W said...

These are beautiful - gorgeous colours. Just blog hopping and found yours - fab work!
Julia

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, these are SO pretty and elegant, Colleen! Emboss resist can be so much fun, and you picked lovely images and bright pretty colors to make these cards fabulous. :)

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