It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mojo Lovin'

I used this week's awesome Mojo Monday sketch for this card! Aren't those the best?!?
Each part of my flower arrangement was stamped and covered with clear embossing powder to get the flowers all layered on top of each other. I started with the flower, since I wanted it in the foreground. For that, I actually stamped the flower (cool caribbean and old olive), then stamped over it with Versamark, using a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Heat emboss. Next, press your "cat tail" stamp into Versamark, then give it one good solid press into sahara sand. Now apply to paper. This will allow you to heat emboss in color without needing separate colored pigment inks. Before actually heating, I removed excess embossing powder from my original flower with a water brush. Heat. Repeat with fern stamps using Versamark and old olive ink. Not only do you get your flowers layered all pretty, but they also have that classy embossed look now too!

I finished it off with some So Saffron sponging and added highlights with a black micron pen.

Black panel was dry embossed with the Birds and Swirls cuttlebug folder, then lightly sanded to let the white core show through.

Looks like I was kind of wordy today. I hope the explanation helped somebody out there.

Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps~ abundant blessings, heart to heart (Verve), background basics: text style (PTI)
Paper~ white (PTI), white, black, caribbean (SU), metropolitan (american crafts)
Ink~ caribbean, olive, sahara, saffron (SU), fresh snow (PTI), onyx black (VersaFine), versamark
Other~ labels 4 dies (Spellbinders), birds and swirls (CB), sponge dauber, clear embossing powder, pearls, black pen, sanding block, pop dots


Dawn Easton said...

Oh Bethany, this is stunning!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty Bethany! Turned out wonderful!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is gorgeous, Bethany! LOVE the glow around the flowers...

Cindy Haffner said...


Shannan Teubner said...

Just stunning, Bethany! I love it!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,love the colours and what you have done with the flowers!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is just gorgeous, Bethany!! I love the images, colors, and your embossing!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Bethany
i don't now if you except awards,but I have one on my blog for you!!!

wendyp said...

Bethany, this is beautiful!!! Love the effect of the clear EP on the color ink! And the colors....stunning!

veronica said...

love the look. i always love touching cards like this.