Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Chocolate Resist .........

Mmmmmmmmm must have been what I was thinking when I made this .............

Ok lets start ... This is a great and easy way to do a resist stamping technique and really quick for one of those last minute cards. All in this only took about 25 mins to make.

Main card in a mottled natural cream is an A4 scored and folded to make an A5 landscape card. Main matting layer is the tobbaco brown that I seem to use alot of.

The top layer is the mottled natural cream card which has the resist stamping as the main feature with an overhanging tag with a word phrase and some Grossgrain ribbon.

So lets start - everything apart from my basic card stock is yet again from Graphicus.

I used the cow parsley stamp from the "Wild Meadow" themeplate and the Fine detail embossing powder in white as I want this to stand out from the cream and also to soften the shadow effect.
So after embossing all the flowers I used a brown pigment ink pad to stamp the same images over the white embossed images - now you need a pigment ink pad as when it comes to the Glimmer misting you want this ink to slightly run to give a softer shadow. Don't worry if your colour is covering the white as in the next step this will be misted away !
So with the Crème de Cocoa Glimmer Mist just spritz away, any ink that remains over the embossed flowers can be gently rubbed with either a soft paint brush or cloth.
The white cow parsley heads were filled in with an Inkssentials White Pen to highlight them more and the edges were inked with the brown ink pad to give them some more depth.
The brown Grossgrain ribbon was in the sale items at the Graphicus open day - and anyone in the Graphicus Guild - read your monthly newsletter as there are ribbons in there at a knowdown price !

Below: The topper is one of the large Tags - simply folded over and the corners rounded, quick spritz of Glimmer Mists and the edges inked . The quote was a stamp made by myself .

I'm going to try this in a few other colourways as I think it could look fab in greens or russet reds.


craftimamma said...

This is so delicate Deby. I love it. You are generous sharing all your ideas and techniques.

Lesley XX

Deby said...

My better half said it reminded him of a bar of Galaxy LOL !

veronica said...

nice one Deby - definitely milk choc!

Janeyc49 said...

Nice to see you back Deby, hope you are feeling well. Your card is lovely, thanks for giving details of your techniques - gives me great encouragement and the 'push' needed to experiment ! Thank you :)

Janet x

Phree said...

Scrummy! I think it would look gorgous in lots of colours, not just the one you have suggested trying next.

Deby said...

Ahhh ... but it is meant as a quick card to make - and being monochromatic - the basis of which is that you only need one base colour and then hues (shades & tints of that colour) to work together when you do the pigment ink and spritzing.

You could try an analogous color scheme which could still be quick to do. I'm off to do a couple more in a few other colourways :-D

Beryl said...

This card is lovely Deby. The colouring is terrific and those stamps make a wonderful image. So glad I popped by and saw it.
Beryl xx

Ruth said...

wow this is the most beautiful card
so soft and romantic looking--thanks for sharing your techniques too

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! TFS! x