Monday, May 29, 2017

Flourishing Sympathy

Hi Everybody! Well, I had planned to get this card on my blog quite some time ago but got busy and never wrote the post. I haven't made sympathy cards for a while and this one came together quickly and using a fun technique called Emboss Resist.

I used the Flourishing Phrases set to stamp the background in versamark ink onto water color paper. Then I heat embossed it in clear embossing powder. After that I picked some subtle colors to watercolor with and settled on Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky.



I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray Archival and die cut it with my stitched framelits oval. This card is so soft and subtle that I wanted to add some texture it. A combination of lace and linen thread did the trick and kept the card neutral (I don't like making sympathy cards too bright or gaudy).

It's been a long time since I've used this technique but it sure is pretty. If you haven't ever tried it before then give it a go. One of the cool things about it is that the embossed images act as barriers and help you to keep your colors within the lines (if that's what you're going for).

That's it for today folks! I'm working on a big project right now and I'd better get back to it!
Have an amazing day!

Maria.

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