Emboss Resist with Guest Designer, Samantha!
Hello! Sam here again to share some rainbow inspired cards using an emboss resist technique created with aqua pigments.
I started by embossing the Botanical Background stamp using Alabaster embossing powder onto watercolor paper. Then I pretty much dropped out every single color of aqua pigment onto my craft mat. Okay maybe not all of them – starting from the top are pink, red, orange, yellow, green and blue. I didn’t have a purple so I just combined some of the pink and blue for that. They blended so easily you could probably achieve a very similar effect with just the primary red (or pink), yellow and blue. But then the bottles wouldn’t look as cute lined up on the shelf in your craft room so… I’ll leave that decision up to you.
I then used a small amount of clean water and a watercolor brush to paint stripes across the card front. I wiped away any excess left on the embossing with a paper towel.
Once it was dry, I die cut a butterfly within the bouquet using one of the coordinating dies from Butterfly Sentiments 2.0. I then lined up the stamp on the card front through the die cut (a Misti will help make that easier) and stamped with a blend of yellow and green ink.
Finally I added a sentiment from Super Sentimental in black ink and attached the panel to the base using foam adhesive.
So now here I am with a bunch of aqua pigments left on my craft mat (that stuff goes far!). So instead of just sopping it up in a paper towel, I watered them down a bit and brushed them onto another piece of watercolor paper for a slightly more pastel rainbow.
This time I used all of the butterflies from Butterfly Sentiments 2.0 and randomly stamped them using VersaMark ink. After they were all stamped, I covered the card front with Alabaster embossing powder and enjoyed the surprise of seeing where they really were once the embossing powder melted.
I finished this card with an embossed sentiment made by combining two sentiments from the Super Sentiment stamp set and added a bit more pigment to each of the butterflied to help them stand out a bit more from the background.
Shhhh…don’t tell the first card but I think I like the one I made with the “leftovers” a little better! Which is your favorite?
Again, thanks so much to everyone at Brutus Monroe for the opportunity to guest design for them this month! As you may have noticed, I have a hard time stopping once I get going so you just might see a few more projects popping up on my Instagram feed using these products! Hope you have a wonderful day!