Hello, hoppers! The Stamp Review Crew hop this time features For All Things, the wonderful autumn set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Even if your locale is not ablaze with colors, I’m sure you’ll still be feelin’ the fall after this hop!
Did you come from Stress-Free Stamping with Shana? Isn’t her work fabulous? (Remember to click the banner to find the list of all blogs on this hop so you don’t miss a thing!)
I chose to revisit a technique, Emerging Color, used last fall at our all-day stamping event. You can search the web and find excellent tutorials on this technique; basically it is filling a cardstock panel with splotches of color (I used a sponge), stamping an image with VersaMark and embossing it with clear powder, then covering the entire panel with a dark ink using a brayer. Wiping excess ink from the embossed areas reveals the intense contrast of colors:
Although I trimmed a piece off of my prepared panel, I couldn’t bear to toss it, so I created a second birthday card for a friend:
Talk about contrast — this next card is about as simple as it gets! After all, sometimes you truly only have 10 minutes to put a card together. I have one more birthday coming up soon and my husband approved this as suitably masculine for another grandson:
Now you’re on your way to the next stop: Linda’s Stampin’ Seasons. Enjoy!