Monday, November 18, 2013

Emboss Resist Thanksgiving Cards

 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,
          Versa  Mark
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

1 comment:

laurie said...

Oh those are so awesome! I love the colors too.