Have a card to share today. I think I made this for a call for cards showcasing the resist technique a few months ago. I've have had a kind of love/hate relationship with this one. I don't think I even submitted it. It's been sitting on my desk and some days I look at it and love it. Some days I look at it and say 'blech'. I love the concept of a simple embossed white image contrasted on a field of spray ink - and made about a dozen attempts to nail it, this however was as close as I got. Today I'm liking it again so here it is...
materials: cardstock: Bazzill; stamp, spray ink: Studio Calico; embossing powder: Stampin Up; sentiment: Pink Paislee
When I make cards that use any kind of fancy technique, I usually keep them very simple. I've found less is more in this case. First I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly with white powder. Then I sprayed the Mister Huey (Atmosphere & White to be exact). I dab or wipe off the ink that lands on top of the stamped image. The embossed are resists the ink (usually, I've learned). A trick to making this work is to let the heated image cool thoroughly first. Otherwise, the ink might soak into the embossed area, too.
It's a gorgeous Fall day here in the Northeast. I would head to a pumpkin patch if I thought we'd stand a chance of getting a parking spot. I'm sure today is the equivalent of the last shopping day before Christmas at all the local farm stands so I will take a pass. I'm feeling so far behind in the crafty department. Product keeps piling up and my mojo didn't get the message that our vacation is over. Think I'll visit some challenge blogs and play along. Hopefully get something done today - do you have any faves?
I will post my results in the days to come.
Hope you are having a great weekend!