Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hello

"Holy crap, that is so cool!" were DD13's words when I showed her the main image panel of today's card. It was a very satisfactory reaction to my first time trying this technique since my friend Heather showed it to me some time ago.

Here's my card:


I used the baby wipe technique on the floral image but tweaked it a bit by inking with Versamark first - I wanted to be able to sponge over the image without losing the colour integrity. After stamping and clear embossing, I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark and clear embossed that too, then sponged in my background colour. As I had used island indigo, cherry cobbler and so saffron re-inkers for the baby wipe "palette", I sponged with so saffron, daffodil delight and cherry cobbler.

I think next time I would use white embossing powder on the sentiment rather than clear, as the clear hasn't cleaned up as well as I wanted.  But I love the colours and the effect I got, so I'm looking forward to trying this technique again. Might have to put some more re-inkers on my next order though .... lol.

Materials used:

  • stamps - My Friend
  • card - island indigo, so saffron, cherry cobbler, whisper white
  • other - Versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, baby wipe, re-inkers, sponges, tissues

Thanks for stopping by and thanks too for the birthday wishes you left on Wednesday.

Cheers
Kez

7 comments:

Lynda said...

Holy CRAP...that is WAYYYYY cool Kerry!!!! A jaw dropper indeed. I have never tried the baby wipe thing, but the way it has popped and then the sponging with the sentiment too....sheesh...overload envy!! I am now going back for many more looks. ooxx

Rob I said...

Very pretty Kez, love that Hello sentiment which I still HAVE to buy. Your sponging looks like brayering. You are just so clever

H2 :) said...

Ditto on DD13's comment Kerry! What an awesome card! :)

Sally said...

Thanks for inspiring us Kerry. I just nominated your for a blog award to pass on the thanks for sharing what you love. Check it out at my blog today.

Heather T said...

Stunning, Kerry, the depth of colour is beautiful.

PMT~ Meg said...

DD13 was absolutely right, Kerry. This card looks excellent. I love the vibrancy of colour and design.

Nikki Spencer said...

DD, is on the money with that comment Kez, very cool and a great idea to use emboss resist, it's fabulous!
Thanks again for the blog award, l have payed it forward, finally..:0)

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