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This past week at Club, we created 3 cards using different emboss resist techniques.  I gotta say, I loved every card and technique and I hope they give you some solid inspiration for your own creative card making.

Each card is based upon a Pinterest pin/video/tutorial with links for each card.  I have a blog post detailing my interpretation of the Pinterest pins.  The techniques are fabulous and somewhat updated from when we originally learned emboss resist.

Clear Embossing Powder & Color Burst

This is my favorite of the 3 cards because the very last step is ironed to remove the embossing!!!!  We used Ken Oliver's Color Bursts but any watercolor medium will work.  Just a reminder to maintain a light, light touch when sprinkling on the Color Burst powders.  (I can't emphasize that enough!)  Spritz with water and watch the magic happen!  If you find your color is too intense, dab off with a wadded paper towel.  Heat set and then place the panel in between copy paper and iron for about 45 seconds to remove the embossing.  Add splatter with watered down sprinkles of Color Burst for added interest.

Gold Embossing Powder & Distress Inks on an Acrylic Block

There's a new twist to this technique that involves embossing first and then adding color second!  Smoosh Distress Cubes onto an acrylic block that is smaller than the embossed panel.  I just used two colors and smooshed them on the block alternating the colors.  Next, spritz water on BOTH the panel and the acrylic block.  Press the block onto the panel.  Heat set to dry.  Puddling water droplets last is my favorite step!!!

White Embossed Background & Acrylic Sheets

Laying down the background color after it was embossed in white was the neatest trick of all!  Take an ordinary section of acetate (the material that comes in most cling and clear stamps) and smoosh one color of Distress Ink onto it and spritz with water.  Gently press the acrylic onto the watercolor paper and then use your finger to press even more color into the paper!  Move to the next color and end with the third color.  Go back and repeat if you want more color intensity.  It's so randomly cool, right?

I wanted to try painting magnolias next and found a great image to work from on Pinterest.  My husband said to add a butterfly so Pinterest to the rescue once again!

I love line drawing around watercolor!  Probably because I've been a card maker for so long, I like a black outline!  Anyhoo, this one was an interesting challenge because I didn't know whether to draw the images first and then paint or paint and then draw.  I decided to sketch first, paint and then draw.  No idea what these flowers are and it doesn't even matter!  Click on photo to see my reference sketch.

Funky Chicken Fun!!!
I was apparently on a roll last Monday while my husband was out of town and finished all three watercolors!!!  Here's the story of the chicken.  I was deciding what to paint next when I looked on a wall in my kitchen and felt the Perk Up at the Coffee Cafe had to go!  I had pinned some roosters and chickens and after looking them over, felt I could tackle the scribbly chicken!!!  I'm tickled pink with my silly chicken and can't wait to get it framed.  Last week was not the week Hobby Lobby's frames were 50% off so I must wait until this week.


June 22, 2016
Swap:  Red/White/Blue (any theme or patriotic)
Everson:  4th of July or Patriotic Colors
SOTM:  Emboss Resist

Create a card using any emboss resist technique whether you re-create one of the cards we made at Club or venture out on your own!

I got a request at Club about that cool Viva Decor product that creates tiny pearly dots and here's the link:
Product Details
Typically when I can't find a product, I just go to Amazon and it is almost always found there!  There are other colors of this product, so scroll around and see them all.  I especially like the red one for creating holiday berries.
Have a pleasant week!


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