Welcome to the Spring edition of Creation Station! This time our theme is Spring! It's about time for spring, don't you think? Here in central Maryland, we're getting some pretty days, but it's still chilly. I can't wait for the flowers and trees to start blooming. In the meantime, I have some springtime cards for you...and a couple of easy techniques.
For my first card, I used the emboss-resist technique. I stamped one of the flowers from the "Petite Petals" stamp set along the side of a Crumb Cake panel. I used Whisper White Craft Ink and then I heat embossed the flowers with White Embossing powder. Next, I sponged on some Strawberry Slush ink and wiped off the excess ink with a tissue.
I added a sentiment from the "Six-Sided Sampler" set in Early Espresso and a length of Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon. I mounted the Crumb Cake panel onto an Early Espresso Panel and then onto a Strawberry Slush card base.
For my next card, I used the Whisper White Craft Ink, the White Embossing Folder, and my heat embossing tool again. I stamped the "Blended Bloom" in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Blackberry Bliss card stock. Next, I used White Embossing Powder and my heat tool to emboss the image. I squeezed a few drops of Whisper White Craft Ink Refill into a saucer and used my Aqua Painters to whitewash the flower. I was pleasantly surprised when the Blackberry Bliss card stock "bled" a bit and mingled with the white. I kept adding ink refill or water until I got the effect I liked. I dried the flower with my heat tool (because I'm so impatient) and then cut it out with my Paper Snips Scissors.
I used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount the flower onto a panel of Pink Piroutte that I had embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I wrapped a length of the Blackberry Bliss Velvet Ribbon from the Artisan Embellishments kit around the card.
I stamped a sentiment from the "Flower Patch" set onto a Whisper White scrap in Blackberry Bliss and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. I mounted this piece onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, too. I mounted the whole assembly onto a Blackberry Bliss card base.
Here's a closer view of the flower so you can see the white washed effect.
Well, those are my spring flowers. You can keep on hopping around the blog hop by using the "next" and "back" buttons. Next, up is Teneale Williams. I know she has some wonderful projects for you!!