Sunday, 28 September 2008

FABULOUS Emerging Colour

I've made 3 cards using a technique called Emerging Colour that we were shown at Regionals by another Demo Vanessa Webb. I couldn't wait to go home and give this technique a try after seeing Vanessa's cards so when I was at my good friend Di's house last monday we had a play and here's what I came up with:

Colours: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and whisper white
Ink: Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue and versamark
Stamp Set: Fabulous Flowers (borrowed from Di), Canvas background, Priceless and Level 1 hostess set
Accessories: Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, rhinestone brads, embossing buddy and powder in clear and heat tool and brayer.

The Emerging Colour technique was really fun to do. What I did here was stamp the canvas background stamp onto a piece of plain whisper white cardstock. I then randomly stamp the large swirl stamp over the piece of cardstock in Brocade Blue ink. I then inked the large flower and another flower a couple of times from Fabulous Flowers in versamark ink and stamped in on the cardstock, apply clear embossing powder to the flower and heat with heat tool. Make sure you wipe your cardstock with your embossing buddy before embossing to minimise any stray embossing powder that you don't want. I then used my brayer and Close to Cocoa ink to go over the entire piece of cardstock until I had an even coverage of colour. I then cut the flowers out and layered the smaller flower on the large flower.
With this card I brayered the entire piece of white cardstock with Bashful Blue ink. I then stamped the large swirl from Priceless randomly over the cardstock in Brocade Blue ink. Emboss the flower using versamark ink and clear embossing powder and then cut the flower out. Again I've used a blue rhinestone brad in the centre and the wide grosgrain ribbon in Brocade Blue. The card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Bashful Blue. The happy birthday greeting is from Occasional Greetings. I really like how this one turned out.
This card I've used Close to Cocoa for the base with a layer of Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue.
I stamped the smaller swirl from the Priceless set on the bottom half of the card. For the flower in this card I stamped the Canvas background stamp over the entire piece of white cardstock in Bashful Blue ink and then stamped the larger swirl in the same ink randomly over the cardstock. After embossing the flower I used the brayer and Close to Cocoa ink over entire image and then cut it out.


Debbie M said...

Hi Kellie

My gosh - you have certainy outdid yourself with these!!! They are fantastic - A lot of work!!!

Debbie M

SharonD said...

Hey Kellie - glad that you are 'back.' Love all that you have done here.