Thursday, July 29, 2010

Color Challenge at Gingersnap Creations

This is a gate-fold card using the colors yellow, orange, and red that are the Color Challenge this month at Gingersnap Creations. I was inspired by a recent Stampers' Sampler article
where there was a resist technique shown using inked text paper that was then clear embossed, then inked with more brown ink to make the resist stand out. I always love clear embossed resist techniques, but usually do them with white or ivory paper, so this was a fun variation to try. I used all Glimmer Mists in my piece: Lemon Zest, Oriental Poppy, Candy Apple Red, Lilly Pad - I know that's not yellow, orange or red, but my card looked funny without the green leaves!, and Tattered Leather as the brown overspray after clear embossing the flowers.

This is how the piece of watercolour paper looked with just the Glimmer Mist stripes before clear embossing the flowers. (I masked the edges with tape to create a block of color.)

And here's another view of the card with the opened gate-fold.

Stamps used are from Oxford Impressions and Stampers Anonymous. The challenge is open until Aug. 22 so you have plenty of time to submit your piece!

3 comments:

stampdiva said...

Penny, the "breathe" tag is so perfect, what came to mind - "breath in the summer air" as your card is summer on paper. Lynne M x

Lori said...

Yep, this is a wonderful technique, and the colors are just stunning! Stellar piece!

Shar said...

So very pretty! I love those flowers!!!