Thursday, July 15, 2010

irRESISTible :)

Not only could I not resist this sweet bird, but I could not help but use him with the emboss resist technique! And a cute 3x3, BONUS cute factor!! :) This was a new technique for my class and they loved how easy it was to do and of course how cool it was. So if you've never done this before, get some supplies and get ready to be wowed ;) Quick and easy, I promise!

* Start with a 3x3 Whisper White card base
* Ink up your hummer from Elements of Style with VersaMark, sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder, and with Heat Tool, emboss to a shiny raised image.
* FUN part!! Take any color classic ink, I used my favorite returning in-color, Baja Breeze, and inked up a piece of sponge.
* In circular motion, apply your ink on top of and around your bird. Go ahead, its ok, the clear embossed image RESISTS the ink. How cool right? One of my ladies happened to get nervous that she did something wrong because there was 'blue' on her bird... nothing wrong, this bird has a very intricate design, so the blue does show up on the bird. If you'd like a darker hue around your bird, continue to ink up your sponge and reapply around your bird.
* Many of you know that I enjoy my daubers for distressing. After seeing my Pal Ann Schach using the Color Spritzer, I decided it high time to dust mine off!! For the longest time I could not get this little tool to work right (either too much ink or nothin?!) After some playing, it seemed to definitely make a difference to hold the Color Spritzer with the marker on top (an aha/dah moment for me- insert embarrased look here!) With a firm quick squish, you get those pretty speckles (Yeah Ann I got it, with no 'splat') It really adds a great effect, with minimal effort. Once ya figure it out LOL
I hope I'm not the only one that struggled with this little tool!
* So, I Color Spritzed with Soft Suede and then with my handy dandy dauber, distressed the edges with Soft Suede too.
* Each image from the Elements of Style set was used to kreate each card just slightly different. Soft Suede was my ink of choice with a little bit of rhinestone and pearl bling!!

Can you resist these hummers? LOL Let me know what ya think - I love to read your thoughts :)

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Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! I need to stop resisting and try to resist!

Ann Schach said...

I am going to have to try this technique! It sounds like fun! Love the card! And I am so proud that you successfully spritzed with no splots!

Lorraine said...

Who can resist that hummer! How pretty these all came out.

lisa808 said...

Love the look of your cards and technique.

Melissa said...

These are adorable and wonderful for a class!

You are so "Klever"!

Pam~ said...

Oooooh so pretty! I've never tried this technique either and I need to. Have a great day!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your hummers are awesome!!! I have to add the spritzer tool to my list of must haves. Hope your weekend is terrific. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Smashing. Love the embossed hummer! Hugs, M

Tiffany said...

You nailed this technique Kim. Lovely work!

I hope you are having a great summer. Take care.

Cards by Gina said...

This just dazzled me! I have to try to resist! Gorgeous card! TFS!