Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Be Happy with Bordering Blue

Lately it seems like Bordering Blue is one of my favourite colours. I have been using it a lot. I made this Bordering Blue card last week along with the previous card and I used it again today with the Card Sketch Challenge (I will post that card soon).
On this card I used the Emerging Colours Technique. I've used this technique a number of times and always have fun with it. I first stamped the Naturals White card stock with Stitched Background stamp in Bordering Blue. Then with the bold leaf and flower images I stamped over top the Stitched background with VersaMark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Lastly, I inked up the Brayer with Bordering Blue ink and ran it over the card stock. I kept doing that over and over until the colour was ever over the entire piece. It takes a bunch of times to get it ever. I used a baby wipe (you can use a kleenex too) to carefully wipe the ink off the embossed images so the underlying stitched background can be seen more clearly.

When I was done with the brayering, I noticed that the right hand side looked kind of "blah", so I punched out "be happy" from the Word Window Punch. It fills up that space nicely.


Stamps: Stitched Exotics, So Many Sayings (retired), Stitched BG
Paper: Bordering Blue, Naturals White, Designer Paper (Anna Griffin)
Ink: Bordering Blue, VersaMark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch

4.25 x 5.5 Card

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Joan said...

This is gorgeous. I'm going to have to look into this technique. Joan