Michelle Last

Embossed Watercolour Resist for Technique 101 Blog Hop

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

I am sharing a cool technique with you today called Embossed Watercolour Resist for the Technique 101 Blog Hop.

Colourful Seasons Leaf Background from Stampin' Up!

I have the best customers and one of my lovely ladies in Scotland was telling me about creating this technique and I have since fallen in love with the emboss watercolour resist technique.

How to create the Embossed Watercolour Resist technique
  • I stamped the leaf image from Colorful Seasons over the watercolour paper using Versamark Ink.
    This was probably the trickiest part as the ink is clear and hard to detect until you have sprinkled the clear embossing powder on it.
  • I then sprinkled white embossing powder own the inky leaf stamped images and heat set with a heat tool.
  • Wet the watercolour paper with a paint brush and water, be liberal with the water.
  • Choose the colours you wish to use and squeeze the ink pads whilst still closed to pool some ink in the lid.  Open the ink pad and add 3-5 drops of water into the pooled ink to make it really watery.
  • With an aqua painter pick up your chosen coloured ink and colour ink the stamped image.
  • The ink will stay within the embossed lines and create the emboss resist technique.
  • If you need to re-wet your watercolour paper until all the stamped images are coloured in.
  • Once completed dry the watercolour paper with a heat tool then re-wet the background with the water and paint brush and using Marina Mist (watered down in the lid) blend the ink in the background.
  • Dry and assemble the card.

The ink will fade as it drys but you can dry and repeat the process or add less watered down ink colour to your image to make it as bright as you wish.

Colorful Seasons with Michelle Last

Try it, pretty sure you will love the effect and we have some beautiful stamps which would work great with this technique.

For more ideas and inspiration on using the watercolour emboss resist technique let’s pop over to Frenchie’s blog to see what she has created.

Technique 101 Next

If you get in a muddle whilst hopping around, here is the line up..

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

All the items I have used to make this card are available from my Online Shop, simply click any of the images shared below to go direct to that item in my shop and place your order.

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Grown with Love from Stampin’ Up!

I have a pretty garden themed card made using the Grown with Love stamp set from Stampin Up to share with you today for a colour challenge for the Global Design Project.

Grown with Love from Stampin' Up!

I fell in love with the cute stamps with the greeting incorporated into the design.

How I made this card

I cut a strip of very vanilla cardstock 2″ wide and punched the tag topper punch to create a tag.

I coloured the plant pot in Crumb Cake ink, the leaves in Wild Wasabi and the flowers in Berry Burst using the Stampin Write markers.  I added versa mark ink to the greeting and heat embossed it in silver embossing powder.

I stamped the flowers again in Berry Burst Ink and hand cut around them and raised them up with the teeny tiny dimensionals.

I drew a pencil line around the tag and then stamped the flowers and leaves from the other stamps in this set in crumbed cake to create a stamped background.

I added some Berry Burst splatters using the Timeless Textures stamp and then sponged with crumb cake ink to add some contrast.

Finally some Glitter enamel dots added a little glitter and sparkle and the Finely Woven Ribbon added some texture.

I really hope you join us this week and create a card using the same colours and share with us over at the Global Design Project.

#GDP097

All the items I have used to make this card are from Stampin’ Up! including the Grown with Love stamp set.  If you click any of the images below you can see them in my online shop.  Please remember to use the monthly hostess code when placing and order to receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Jar of Love from Stampin’ Up for #GDP082

I am using my favourite set today, Jar of Love.  I simply adore it and I hear it is carrying over into the new catalogue so that is a whole another year to share ideas and inspiration using this set.  This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge.
Jar of Love for Global Design ProjectMy card is made using heavy weight whisper white cardstock and has no layers, I simply masked a line on the card front and stamped the two separate areas of the card separately.

I used the Diagonal Stripe background stamp to create the stripes in Pink Pirouette Ink and then stamped the flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I stamped the flower off first to create a lighter shade for the whole flower then stamped the flower centre using the Flirty Flamingo ink without stamping off first.

I filled the gaps with the leaves and hearts using versa mark and heat embossed in Silver Embossing powder.

I added a sliver glimmer paper strip down the card to separate the two stamping styles.
I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sentiments in the seasonal catalogue using versa mark ink and heat embossed in silver too.  I used the label framelits to cut out the greeting and simply stuck it in place with dimensionals.

Jar of Love from Stampin Up

Shall we pop over to see what the other design team members of the Global Design Project have made with this sketch below?

#GDP082

We would love you to join this weeks challenge and make a project and upload it to the Global Design Project.

All the items I have used to create this card are shared below and if you click any of the images you will go to that item in my shop and be able to place your own order.

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Technique 101 – Sponging

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

In this months blog hop with the Technique 101 we are sharing cards with sponging on them.  Any sponging goes and I am sure that the design team will be sharing lots of ideas on how to get some great effects with your sponges and daubers.

Sponging using Weather Together from Stampin Up

I cut out a rectangle using my paper trimmer and photocopy paper.  I used photocopy paper as it is thin and when I sponge over the edge of the cut paper the sponge passes smoothly over it to create a nice crisp sponged line.

By using photocopy paper you can also position the rectangle on your card front and see it is lined up correctly.

I then used Marina Mist Ink and a large sponge and tapped the sponge into the ink and dabbed it off onto the grid paper behind before sponging.  Take your time, I move in a circular motion with my sponge and be sure not to let your mask slip.

Once you are happy with your sponged panel, I stamped the umbrella stamp from Weather Together in Black Ink.  I then stamped the umbrella again and cut it out so add some dimension.  I simply coloured the handle with a night of navy marker pen and added some flowers and pearls from the stamp set.

This stamp set comes with a set of dies but I did not use them for this card, I hand cut the elements.

So now it is time to pop on over to Frenchie’s blog to see what she has made using sponging.

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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Global Design Project #GDP040 using Jar of Love

This weeks card is case the designer week and we are casing the super talented and oh so lovely Shawn de Oliveria.  Shawn is one of the super talented design team at the Global Design Project and I really recommend you pop over to his blog as he makes beautiful cards.

I am having so much fun using all my new supplies from the new annual Stampin Up catalogue. One of my new favourites is Jar of Love.  It has so much potential as there are so many stamps and framelits in the bundle.

Jar of Love from Stampin Up - #GDP040

I embossed the background onto a Daffodil Delight Card base leaving a blank panel on the right for the sentiment.

I inked a piece of pool party cardstock with rich razzleberry ink and diecut the sunshine die cut from the new Sunshine Wishes Framelits. I added the ‘spread the’ sentiment from Jar of Love.

I stamped the glass jar onto acetate using White StazOn and added a layer of white card underneath which was watercoloured to give the effect of water in the jar.

Jar of Love from Stampin Up - #GDP040

I stamped and die cut the flowers in varying shades of Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry Ink (and crushed curry ink).  And finally a little flourish of gold metallic thread around the neck of the jar and an enamel dot as the dot for the ‘i’.

Here is the sketch of the card from Shawn de Oliveira. Isn’t it beautiful?

#GDP040

I really hope you join us this week and make a card using the sketch and pop on over to the Global Design Project to add your entry using InLinkz.  We love seeing what you make and 3 of the best are chosen each week.

If you would like to purchase Stampin Up supplies, please visit my online shop by clicking the order online button on the right.  If you spend £20+ (and less than £150) don’t forget to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.  Here are all the supplies needed to create this card….

 

 

 

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