Saturday, 26 January 2019
Splashes of colour
Our final January challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is a technique - heat embossing.
I went for a simple design, using lovely stamps and resist embossing with distress oxides.
To start I stamped the designs and embossed with white powder.
This frame is Clarity, teamed with a wooden block tree stamp I've had for ages.
This script tree is also Clarity. (I realise these aren't the most exciting photos!!!)
Not sure who made this tree stamp, but I really like it!
For each I used a different combination of distress oxide colours. I added them to my craft mat, spritzed with water and dipped the card in.
The tree was a combination I've used before, wilted violet, picked raspberry and twisted citron, which give a gorgeous orange where they mix. This was one layer only, as I liked the result so much.
The script tree was bundled sage, aged mahogany and I think wild honey. I added second and third layers of the green and red to build up the interest and colour.
The frame one had faded jeans, peacock feathers and I think broken china. I added a little of the faded jeans over the first layer to add more interest.
On the script tree, I added a drop shadow with a very fine black pen, to define the words - it doesn't necessarily show but does make a difference!
To finish I cut to size, edged with one of the inks and a sponge, and added to a card blank.
This is my favourite I think, as I love the bright colours, and the areas of white and speckles at the top and bottom.
The blues have a lovely frosty feel, and I think both these stamps are so delicately beautiful.
To join in with the challenge, go to the 52CCT blog. You have until Friday 1st February to join in - have fun!