Monday, February 6, 2012

Simply Wonderful

Hi!

I have a birthday card to share today where I created a border using the emboss resist technique.
I pulled out my Versamark ink pad and my jar of Stamp-n-stuff clear embossing powder. I stamped each side of the panel with a border stamp from Wplus9 in Versamark and liberally poured the clear embossing powder over the stamped border image followed by heat setting.  

I then took a foam sponge and ran Tumbled Glass distress ink over the embossed image.  The border on the top shows it (although hard to see in this picture with a light color) and the bottom shows the embossed image still clear.  This gives your embossed resist image dimension. 

I wanted this very subtle and to fade into the white center focal area. I created a sentiment using a matching die sentiment set from My Favorite Things. I die cut the butterfly 6 times mounting three each for the two butterfly images. I punched a smaller butterfly in a soft lavender color next adding one each to the stacked butterflies and finishing off with rhinestones completing by binding their wings upward. 
I created this card using the colors from The Play Date Cafe.
Well, that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by.
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps:  Wplus9: Design Basic Backgrounds 1, Sentiment: MFT
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP! 
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, VersaMark
Other: Dies: MFT, PTI, Punch: EK Success, Embossing Powder, Stamp-n-Stuff, Rhinestones: Martha Stewart, Heat tool, sponge, foam mounting tape, glue dots

15 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

How delightful, Tammy! Your emboss resist borders look fantastic, and you used those pretty PDCC colors perfectly!

Annette said...

so beautiful...lovely design..

Tan's Hobbies said...

It is such a Lovely card with super sweet color. Great borders technique, I'm loving it =)

Jen W. said...

Your border rocks! It gives such a lovely soft effect! :)

Theresa said...

Tammy - absolutely gorgeous!! Totally love your card.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great technique and beautiful creation, Tammy! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

one word-- beautiful!

jen said...

this is gorgeous! And a perfect use of the colors!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tammy, I like your new blog look! So clean and classy. I need to visit all your posts that I've missed. :)

So...I am happy to see you playing with us at The Cafe this week, with SUCH a gorgeous entry! The sponged/embossed borders are soft and pretty.

I'll be back later to visit all of your stuff I missed, my friend!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love the softness of your card! ;o)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous technique! I LOOOOOOOOVE how it adds to the soft feel of this card! BEAUTIFULLY done:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fab card! I love your technique!! TFS! :D

Noor Nahdi said...

Your card is SIMPLY WONDERFUL too :) TFS sweetie,,,,

Victoria said...

This is a beautiful card Tammy! Love the subtle colors!

lynn said...

oh, i just LOVE this gorgeous card, tammy! love the bkgd and those sweet roses:) hope your bday was great!