Monday, February 22, 2010

Pressed Flower Technique: Emerging Color

Good morning! Today's card uses one of the techniques I suggested in my tip sheet for "Pressed Flowers", it' called Emerging Color. The small leaves and large flowers in this set are perfect for creating a pattern on a pattern, you need image large enough to show the shape of the images below. For this technique, you'll also need glossy card stock, clear embossing powder, Versamark, heat gun, and a sponge.
First stamp some of the different leaf images randomly on the glossy CS in olive ink. Next stamp the big daisy three times over the area covering up the leaves in Versamark. I already did it in this step but you won't be able to see my stamped flowers until I emboss and sponge it in the next step.
Sprinkle on the clear EP, and heat. TIP: A superfine detail embossing powder would be best for this to really pick up all the detail in those petals, mine ran together a bit here. Now sponge on more olive ink and the white daisies will emerge, leaving the green leaves stamped below them to peep through!
I stamped the "A Year of Flowers" outline in Stazon Black to pop the detail out a bit more and added black buttons for the centers. Mats are Black Onyx and Soft Sand, this palette is so fresh and natural ( a little like the new very popular Basic Grey Origins that I haven't had a chance to use yet!) Refer to top for finished card and below for a closeup of the the new pattern I created.

Thanks for visiting! :)

16 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

GORGEOUS, my friend!!! I'll have to try this!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I love the way this turned out Melanie! Thanks for showing a fresh use for the emboss resist technique.

Diana Queen said...

Very cool tecnique and what a fun card! Love it! :D Diana

Donna said...

Great card! I need to try this technique out. Thanks for all your ideas!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the tip! I love your finished card.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful card Mel! And a technique that I can't wait to try.
Something fresh and new for spring!
Thank you for sharing!

Lori said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to get those stamps! Love your technique!

Vanessa said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Shar said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the great instructions!

Rose said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning! Thank you so much for the tutorial! Like the pressed flower technique

Jennie said...

Just lovely Mel! Love this technique...

Casmiles said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. I'm going to have to try this one over the weekend...

sandyh said...

that's a pretty cool and fresh technique!
love the way the flowers pop!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a fabulous card.I love all the gorgeous details. Hugs Marja

Trena in Naperville said...

Cool card Melanie!! Great technique. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Deebi27 said...

Great technique...such wonderful possibilities!