Happy Sunday everyone! It's another week for The Paper Players challenge and I am so excited to continue on board as Guest Designer this month! October finally brings some cooler weather to Florida--and by cooler I mean pleasant [think 84 instead of 94](!)--so that had me thinking of fall colors. This week's monochromatic challenge at The Paper Players is the perfect opportunity to highlight the SU Neutral color family with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.
For today's card I used a technique called "emboss resist" or "emerging color" to highlight the designer paper beneath the flowers. This technique works best with a stamp that has a lot a surface area for the paper to peek through such as the Upsy Daisy set that I've used here. First, stamp your image onto patterned paper with Versamark ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set. Next, fill a brayer with a coordinating color that is darker than your patterned paper and roll directly over the whole thing--paper & your embossed image. Keep going! You want to completely cover your paper and get a deep color. When it's to your liking, wipe the ink off your embossed image and watch your pattern emerge within your stamped image...such a treat to watch...I know it's the little things that make me happy. :-)
In keeping with the monochromatic theme, a slice of a Very Vanilla top note peeks out underneath the daises, anchors the image and holds a kind sentiment from the level 2 hostess set, Occasional Quotes.
I wrapped the whole piece with some [retired] Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon and finished it off with another Vintage Brad--love those! For more inspiration, check out the rest of the Players design team and their fabulous holiday cards. We hope you'll join us with your monochromatic creations--I can't wait to see what colors you pick!
stamps: upsy daisy, occassional quotes
ink: early espresso; versamark
paper: crumb cake, very vanilla CS; bella bleu DSP [retired]
xtras: scallop dotted ribbon border punch; vintage brads; crumb cake taffeta ribbon; top note die; brayer; clear stampin' emboss powder