Sunday, May 15, 2016
Snow Dust Peace
This is my CAS Mix Up May 15th Reminder Card..Heat Embossing. I used Stamping + Heat Embossing (Emboss Resist) + Brushos watercolored background and Masking. You have until May 24th to play along.
I had so much fun using my Penny Black "Snow Dust" stamp that I bought just before Christmas last year. I inked with Versamark and dusted with SU white EB Powder and heated with my SU heat tool on Strathmore 140# Mixed Media Paper. I then masked the edges, sprinkled with Leaf Green and Blue Brushos and spritzed with water. Then I used my aqua painter and spread the Brushos around keeping the ink loose on the edges of the mask to give an un even edge. Removed the mask and let air dry. LOVED the effect. The background even has an allusion of a river and lush flora. I then stamped the Happy Little Stampers "Merry Christmas Sentiments" sentiment on black CS using Versamark. Covered with White EB powder and Heated. I really liked how the sentiment popped. I then attached the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front to a SU Whisper White thick A2 card.
I really wanted to see the effect I would get using the same exact steps as above, but on Fluid 100 Hot Press 140# paper. There is a definite difference. The graininess of the Brushos powder did not disolve easily like on the Mixed Media paper. Also the edges turned out differently. I stamped my photopolymer "Peace" 3 x's with my MISTI for good coverage. I liked this card too, but my 1st card is my favorite. I popped up the main image. Both cards are very mailer friendly :-)
Stamps: Penny Black Snow Dust, Happy Little Stampers Merry Christmas Sentiments
Paper: Strathmore 140# Mixed Media, Fluid 100 Hot Press 140# and SU Whisper White Thick CS
Inks: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Brushos
Accessories: SU White EB Powder and Heat Tool, MISTI, Aqua Painter, dimensionals, Made a mask by die cutting a frame with my SU rectangle dies and then attached with painters tape. That way I did not pull off any of the paper. I need to get real "masking tape". On my wishlist!
Techiniques: Heat Embossing and EB resist, CAS, Masking
Thank you for Looking and Commenting my friends. I hope you get to play in this months CAS Mix UP..Heat Embossing Challenge. You still have until May 24th to join the fun!