Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Resisting and Masking

It is a fun week on the Hero Blog. Jennifer Mcguire is hosting this week and it is all about the technique of Resisting. You can check out all her great ideas Here .
This was my first card......I mean the first completed card LOL! It took about 5 tries to get it like I wanted it.
I was pleased with how well the resist area showed up on this card.

Started by inking the Garden Bouquet stamp with versamark ink, stamping on glossy card stock, and embossing with clear detail powder.
To create the mask used I cut a piece of light weight card stock the same size of the glossy card stock and cut an oval out of the center using a spellbinders oval nestability. Both pieces were used to achieve the two colors.
Placed the rectangle (the piece with the oval cut out) over the glossy cardstock. Used a sponge to ink the tangerine chalk ink into the center oval area. Waited a little and then wiped the excess ink off the embossed area with a soft dry cloth.
Then placed the oval cut out over the tangerine area and sponged the sistine sky ink around the rest of the glossy card stock. Wiped this area the same way as the first.
To take away some of the shine over the embossed image I placed a piece of paper over the area and carefully used my heat tool to melt the embossing onto the paper and lift it off of the glossy card stock.
Be Very Careful if you try this...when you are getting the embossed image hot enought to melt it would be very easy to burn. It is better to work in one small area and once you see the melted powder on the paper, lift that area. If you don't lift while it is still warm the paper will stick. Just kept repeating until I was happy with the amount of embossing that was removed.
Mounted this piece on a slightly larger piece of yellow card stock and placed on a white card.
Added a few pearls, some punched butterflies and ribbon.

Haven't had a chance to watch the video she posted today but I am going to watch it now. Planning on trying some more of her ideas.
Can't believe it's Wednesday already. Hope your week is going well. Thanks for taking a little time to come and visit :)

1 comment:

  1. love all these wonderful cards you are creating! Bautiful details!! :)


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