Sunday, January 23, 2011


these cards go to my mom, as usual, although we do keep a few for our own purposes.  here, i used stampin' up! elements.  i stamped the fern and the flowers with a clear watermark ink.  then, i poured on the clear embossing powder.  after that cooled, i got out the twinkling h2o's and went to town with them.  mostly, i used two tones to achieve a marbled effect.  h2o's are watercolors, and like watercolors, it is sometimes necessary to let one layer dry before adding another.  this is something i need to practice with - not only the technique, but the waiting.  i cut the elements down to the embossed lines and adhered to the card front.  some of the flowers are popped up once and some double to give different levels to the look.  i particularly like the pink flowers and the ferns from the others.  next time...

i know, joyce...time to clean the scanner bed...

2 comments:

kate The kid said...

LOVE the one with the "lace" and the resist leaves! OMG, good job girl-friend!

peace

Juliet A said...

I have noticed that SU sells stamps specifically for this kind of technique, but I really hadn't seen anyone in the blogosphere use them before now. It's a shame Twinks don't show their shine in a scan - I love sparkly things!