Sunday, June 5, 2022

Creation Station: Inspired by Water

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Happy June, everyone.  It must be summer 'cause it's hot, hot, HOT here in central Maryland. I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of summer (quite the opposite), but I know that a lot of people love the hot and sticky yucky weather--so you can have it! I'll stay here in the A/C and watch all y'all from my window!

This month we're showing you projects that are inspired by water! (That's a good theme for summer--you should drink plenty of water and can cool off in the water...) I thought I'd try a new-to-me technique that I found called "Emboss Resist with Water Bleaching." Water bleaching?! Yeppers! And it's super simple. Let's get started.

I embossed one of the images from the "Nature's Prints" stamp set in Versamark Ink on Basic White Card Stock, sprinkled on Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool. Then I used a Blending Brush and added Soft Succulent Ink to the right side of the card and Evening Evergreen to the left side, overlapping and blending the colors in the middle. I used a paper towel to wipe the ink off the embossed areas of the images. Here's what the emboss resist looks like. Notice that the original colors are still in the leaves of these images.

Next, I used a Water Painter and water (yes, just water) to "bleach" out the images. Because our inks are water-based, the water lifts the color. Here's a close up of the "bleached" Evening Evergreen images.

I cut this piece to 3-3/4" by 5" and adhered it to a 4" by 5-1/4" Evening Evergreen Card Stock Mat. I wanted to use the White 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, but it was too I cut it in half lengthwise. PROTIP: You don't have to cut it precisely in half because you can fray it until it is the same width. Fun! After adding the ribbon, I adhered everything to a Thick Basic White Card Stock card base.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Nature's Prints" set in Evening Evergreen Ink onto Basic White Card Stock, sprinkled on some Clear Embossing Powder and quickly set it with the Heat Tool. I love to do this to give the sentiment a bit of a sheen. I cut the sentiment piece with one of the Natural Prints coordinating dies from the Sun Prints suite and adhered it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added three Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels. And here's the finished card!

I hope you enjoyed my project and I can't wait to see what Denita Wright Smee has in store for us!

This month we're also doing an Instagram hop. So you can visit me--and follow me--at @kkstamper and then hop to--and follow--@denitawrightsmee on the 'Gram.

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next month!

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