OK, before I get to the tutorial. OMG! So I am watching Nashville Star and one of the groups that are competing (they have groups and then single people too) but one was called Third Town, OMG! I had a flash back to the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and you know that scary little skinny man with the black hair and black coat and he stole the children by offering them candy, and then he made them go in a cage, well the singer from this group looks just like him. Thank goodness they got kicked off. I really hope I don't have nightmares tonight….I better read a Stephen King book before I go to bed to calm my nerves…ha!
OK, drum roll, an actual Tutorial on Tuesday!
I love this technique, this is one that we taught at one of our Stamp & Scrap Universities.
What you will need are:
Classic inks, I used Blue Bayou, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark pad, Embossing Buddy, Brayer, Solid Stamps (I choose circles from Seeing Spots, the little speckles from Itty Bitty Backgrounds and the big flower from Fabulous Flowers.)
Randomly stamp circles on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi ink, leave just a little white space.
I then stamped the little speckles stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds all over with Real Red ink. I just like the look of the little speckles.
I always say if Stampin' Up! ever retires Itty Bitty Backgrounds, I QUIT!!! Hey I'm stickin' around one more catalog everyone, it ain't on the retired list! HA!!!!
Rub the embossing buddy all over the piece of cardstock, this will make sure your embossing powder sticks to only where you stamp with the versamark pad, and not where you have touched the paper.
The embossing buddy gets rid of any oils from your skin and static as well.
Using your versamark pad ink up your flower and stamp several times on your cardstock.
Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, and tap off excess.
Heat with heat gun until the embossed image is shiny.
You can see the shiny embossed images now.
Using your brayer and the Blue Bayou stamp pad, brayer many times to get the color you want.
You want it to cover pretty good.
This is after several coats of Blue Bayou.
Using a kleenex, wipe off the card, this will remove any excess ink that is on the embossed image, and will reveal the colors underneath.
Ta Da! All done, ain't it somethin'?.
Real Red, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Whisper White Cardstock
I added some Real Red Brads to the center of the flower, some Real Red Striped ribbon on the bottom, and a silver hodgepodge piece to show off the Fabulous greeting from the Many Happy Returns stamp set.
I also stamped Print Pattern on the Blue Bayou cardstock, you can see it sticking out a little bit.
Holler if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping in!