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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Emboss Resist Silhouettes

Hi everyone!  On Friday, Sweet N Sassy Stamps released some fabulous new stamp sets and dies.  I unfortunately was not able to share any samples yet using the new stamps because we had water damage due to an ice dam resulting from the harsh winter we have had.  The floor in my office/craft room now needs to be replaced so it might be a little bit before I can do much crafting.  If you have not had a chance to check out the new release, be sure to go and take a look:

SNSS March Release

However, before you you go I do have some cards to share with you.  I taught a couple card classes last month and I was finally able to take some pictures so I will have some creations to post on my blog over the next couple weeks until I can get back in my craft room.

I taught the emboss resist technique to the ladies who attended my class.  It is not a difficult technique but gives a soft pretty look.  Here are the 2 cards that we made using my favorite Long Stem Silhouettes set along with Keep In Touch Too.

This is using Stampin Up Wisteria Wonder

This card is in Stampin Up Pistachio Pudding

Here are the Sweet N Sassy Stamps that I used on my cards

Monday, March 16, 2015

Long-stemmed silhouette tutorial

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a tutorial with you using a technique that I demonstrated at a stamping convention in Syracuse a couple years ago.  It is easy to do and gives you beautiful results.  You will need large post it notes, various dye based inks, sponges or daubers, and stamps of course.

I masked off about a 2 inch section using post it notes.  I used grid paper to help make sure I lined it up straight.

I then sponged ink in Memento tangelo, dandelion, summer sky, and danube blue.  I chose these colors because they resemble a sunrise to me.  You can choose whatever colors you like and I have a a few other examples of other combos below.

Here is what it looks like when you remove the post-it notes

I then stamped the flowers 3 times positioning them a little lower each time in versa fine black

To achieve a softer watercolor type appearance I then spritzed water over the paper.  Because I used a dye based ink the ink was removed from the water.

 Here are some examples of finished cards below

 Here is the Long Stemmed Silhouettes set which I used on my cards