Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mustardless Medallion

For some reason, the day i made this card, i was in the mood for these kinds of colors. I found myself reaching for Earth Elements over and over. Maybe i was so busy in the fall this year that i just didn't get enough, or maybe it was because i have been working with Bold Brights a lot lately for some wedding invitations. Either way, these deep rich colors were just calling out to me.

So this is an example of another way to use the emboss resist technique. Would you believe that the piece of cardstock with the huge medallion (which i LOVE, by the way...it's my favorite stamp lately) stamped on it was originally More Mustard? By the time i was done with it, you can't see any true More Mustard anywhere.

I wheeled More Mustard and Really Rust onto the mustard piece with the Texture wheel. Then i stamped the Medallion image with Versamark and embossed with clear powder, then brayered & sponged Chocolate Chip ink all over it. Actually, in the end, to get it really dark, i just smashed my Chocolate Chip ink pad over it again and again. Then wiped the ink off the image with a towel, and voila!

All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Stamp sets: Medallion, Texture (wheel), Inspired by Nature
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Summer Sun, More Mustard
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, VersaMark
Tools: Bone folder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Brayer, Stampin' Sponges
Adhesive: Snail
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

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