Friday, 19 June 2009

Upsy Daisy with a dash of Kiwi Kiss

I wanted to try a different look for the lovely and popular "Upsy Daisy" stamp set, so I experimented with embossing with the Stampin' Up dye inks combined with Versmark. Yes, it can be done! There is a trick or two to the technique, but it means you are able to match your embossing to your Stampin' Up! cardstocks easily.

* First, ink up the stamp very thoroughly with Versamark ink.

* Next press the Versamarked stamp directly onto the dye inkpad, taking care to press down firmly to get good ink coverage without smudging or twisting the stamp - you want to add a layer of dye ink over the top without rubbing off any of the Versamark.

* Then stamp onto your cardstock, and pour over clear embossing powder straight away - the combination of dye + Versamark inks still dries a little faster than pigment inks.

* Heat with your heat tool, voila!

The card base is Pink Pirouette, and I ran a strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock through my crimping tool. I sponged the edges with Kiwi Kiss ink. Edging the strip are pieces of Whisper White punched with the Eyelet Border punch.

The embossing is done with Pink Pirouette ink and clear embossing powder, described as above, and then I matted the Whisper White piece with Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss.

To finish, I stamped a greeting from Pocket Silhouettes, which fitted nicely onto the tab punch. A piece of Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain was tied through the fold of the tab before sticking down.

Ta da! hope you like it


rachel.capps said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle! The colours are great and I love the colour embossing :)

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Michelle - love the fact you've used it with softer colours. Gives it a whole new look!

Kim Tonnet said...

I think KF will be envious. But your secret is Whisper White card stock for a nice stamped image. Love KimT