Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good Thoughts Emerging Color Card


Do you ever have one of those days where you just stare at your project and don't know where to start? That was me today! I selected three challenges to create this Good Thoughts Emerging Color Card. A sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, colours from ColourQ and a Flower challenge from Stampotique Designers. I think my biggest problem was I didn't have any patterned paper that pulled the colors together. So, after a lot of staring at my project I finally decided to play around with the Emerging Color Technique, click link to view tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.

I'm sure there are many different variations on the Emerging Color Technique. Here are directions for my card: Cut white piece of cardstock to desired size, sponge on the colors you want to use. I used Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder. Make sure ink is dry and dust over the cardstock with your embossing buddy. Using VersaMark ink and your selected stamp (Petite Petals), randomly stamp onto the cardstock. Apply your clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat emboss. With you darkest color ink sponge all over your cardstock piece. Rub embossed areas with paper towel to remove surface ink. Repeat process if needed to darken your inked area.  

The Wisteria Wonder doesn't really pop with the Rich Razzleberry using this technique but I still think it looks nice. This process is a little messy but it's a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

10 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Andrea! Very eye-catching - I've never tried this technique before - I love your beautiful colours!

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  2. Loved learning about the "Emerging Color Technique," Andrea! Thanks for the link! Your card is absolutely beautiful and worth the time it took to create that yummy background! Thank so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

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  3. The result is pleasing and pretty -- the good thoughts message works great with the colors and design.

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  4. Messy but OH SO WORTH IT! It's stunning!

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  5. Fantastic technique, thanks for the link it was worth popping over. Your card looks amazing, loving the layers and textures, great words lovely little flower embellishment :-) xxx

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  6. That looks like a fun technique, your card sure is beautiful!

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  7. Lovely card, Andrea, I think all of us had a hard time getting the colors photographed! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

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  8. Such a pretty card, I shall have to try that technique! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique.

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  9. This si just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  10. Very lovley card Andrea!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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