Saturday, February 23, 2008

Spooky Birthday

This is a little out of season, but I wanted to show you this card that I made for my youngest son's birthday last fall. I really like this technique, and this card was inspired by a lovely card by Zindorf.

I knew I had a hit with this card when my son opened it and said, "Oh, cool!"

Let me tell you how I made it. First, I stamped the trees and bat in Versamark on Apricot Appeal and embossed them in black. Then I stamped the moon in versamark and embossed in clear. The next step is the cool part. I brayered over the entire panel using a Late November Spectrum Pad, wiping the excess ink off of the moon when I was finished. I sponged in Old Olive for the ground.

This technique is called emboss resist, and it can produce some very dramatic results. I hope you don't mind this rather abrupt change of seasons. but I really like this card, and since I wasn't blogging when I made it, I thought it would make a good post for today. I worked today, then went to my niece's house to get my haircut. Then my hubby and I went out to dinner with my sister and her husband. So that didn't leave much time for stamping. I hope you get some stamping in this weekend. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Sincere Salutations, Canvas, Going Batty Wheel, Simple Shapes
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Late November Spectrum, Old Olive
Accessories: Clear and Black EP, Black Brads


artycreations said...

This card is adorable!! Thanks for sharing it...i like it a lot

Chrissy said...

Stunning card! Very nice!