Monday, January 21, 2013

Hello buttercup! - Paper Players Challenge

Good morning!  This will be a quick post this morning, before I head out for a day of shopping with 2 of my cousins.  Oh yeah, we picked the coldest day of the year.  It's 5 degrees F right now.  Brrrr is putting it mildly.  lol!

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I created this card using stamping, clear embossing and sponging...emboss resist.  It's such a fun technique.
This card is going into the Paper Players CAS Challenge #129.  I love this versatile sketch provided by the team.
I've got several ideas swirling around in my brain.  But, this is what I created last night...

I saw a video of a very similar technique done, using this same stamp.  She used watercolors and a paint brush.  If I can find the video again, I'll come back and add a link.
I stamped the background sentiment first.  Then I clear embossed the stamped image - which, in this case, is the negative of the floral image.  I sponged on several colors of ink for the blooms and a green for the stems.
I love watching the blooms appear as I add more ink.  I matted it with colored card stock and mounted it with foam tape onto the card base.
Those flowers make me think of spring, maybe that's why I gravitated to this particular stamp last night.  You know...with the brrrrrrr going on here, right now!
Thanks so much for taking a look.

Card stock: very vanilla, tangerine tango (SU)
Stamps: defining words (WPlus9), signature greetings II (PTI)
Ink: crumb cake, old olive, basic black, so saffron, peach parfait, tangerine tango (SU), versamark
Other: clear ep (SU), craft sponges (SU), scor-tape, foam tape


  1. I remember this video and just loved it (I think because this is one of my ALL time fave stamps)! Your card is Stunning Susie!

  2. This card is absolutely stunning, Susie! Thank you for sharing it and for playing along with The Paper Players this week. Brian

  3. Beautiful, Susie! I love how the sponged flowers turned out. What a neat technique! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  4. Susie, this is gorgeous! I love the shading on the flowers and what a fun technique you shared, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  5. Susie, this is beautiful. I am having a brain malfunction and can't get exactly how you did this. Can you give me a few more steps?

    1. Cindy...I stamped the text background first and made sure it was dry by using my heat tool. Then stamp the poppy background in Versamark and heat emboss with clear EP. After it cooled, I sponged several colors of ink with a small sponge over the flowers, then the stems. Wipe away any ink residue from the heat embossed background with a cloth.
      I hope this helps Cindy!

  6. This looks FAB,FAB,FAB Susie, poppies are my favourite!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog too - much appreciated :)


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