I decided to make some Thanksgiving cards using the emboss resist technique. I like how this technique looks and saw a lot of cards made with the Magnificent Maple stamp from SU. I didn't have that stamp, so I borrowed it from my friend Denise. After using it I decided to buy it - love how they turned out.
Stamps - Magnificent Maple, Thankful for - SU
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive,
Paper - Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmering White
Accessories - Expressions Thinlets Die, Clear Embossing Powder
I decided to use different colors - Old Olive, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip for my A2 base cards. For my second layer - 5 1/4" x 4" - I used Very Vanilla, as well as for the inside, where I stamped my sentiment. For my third layer - 5" x 3 3/4" - I decided to try different color papers to see if there would be any difference - 2 cards were made with Very Vanilla and the rest in Shimmering White. I used my daubers and applied my colors over the layer. After they dried, I stamped my leaf in Versa Mark in different positions and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then used my brayer and went over the cards using my Close to Cocoa on two of the cards and Chocolate Chip on the rest. Then I took a tissue and wiped over the leaves. You could see the difference using the different colors. I liked the end result of the Shimmery White paper the best. You can finish them off in a variety of ways, but I decided to use the Thinlets Die - Thankful - in Very Vanilla. Here's a close up one.
It was a beautiful day here - 60 degrees! But the cold weather is coming back tomorrow. Rachel had a run in with a basketball at school on Friday and fractured a bone in her knuckle! So for now, she has a splint on it until she sees the Orthopedic Surgeon tomorrow. Little Jennifer goes for her 1st checkup tomorrow as well. Not a dull moment around here! Sarah and I are holding down the fort. We hope you are having a good week!
Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah