Monday, May 9, 2011

Here For You....

Well Happy Monday...I hope your week has started out wonderfully. I had a great weekend with Jeff and the Kids- really reminding me how grateful I should be for being a Mom. I lost my Mom when I was in my teens and I am often reminded to really cherish every moment I have with Kyle and Kayla.

Anyways, tonight I made a card for The Friday Mashup! Mashup #5 Embossing Nature. I went with an emboss resist technique using both Ink and a combination of Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze.

Stamps: Friends 24-7   SU
CS: all SU
DP: Page taken from a book that was picked up at a Flea Market for $1.00 :)
Other: Copper Mini Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, SU Vanilla Seam Binding (sprayed to match with Mustard Seed and Waterfall Glimmer Mist)
Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip, Glimmer Mist (approx. 6 different colors), Waterfall Glimmer Glaze, Desert Sand- Momento, Aged Mahogany- TH Distress Inks

I really believe a person could also use the Smooch Spritz or any other colored spray to achieve this look.

All I did was emboss the images on the print page with the VersaMark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Then I went ahead and added a small amount of the Glimmer Glaze (which will also act like an emboss resist to the Glimmer Mist) to the area around the flourish edge that was also clear embossed and then continued on to spritz it all up until I was happy with the colors. When that was completed during I went ahead and used a SU Sponge to highlight the bird image with Chocolate Chip Ink. And I finished it all off with the Seam Binding that I sprayed to match. * I did speed up all the drying time using a heat gun from SU*

This is definitely a new look for me and I'm not even sure how it came about....all I knew was I wanted to do a Nature Embossed Resist card.

Hope you enjoyed it and we'll see you again soon,                                              Jessie


Kasey said...

Hi Jessie, this is such a lovely vintage card. Lots of technique going on there and I'm so glad you shared this card with us at the Friday Mashup! Look forward to seeing your creation next week....It's my turn to set the challenge please stop by to check it out. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Lisa said...

Fantastic card! That technique is great and your card has a very vintage feel to it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage look - so rich!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Holly said...

Wow, I love this card.. The vintage feel is perfect! I bet it's even more pretty in person. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Kim P said...

Seriously LOVE this card! Such a unique and striking look! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

Renée said...

this is gorgeous, Jessie! LOVE the way you created that paper!