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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Purple Dandelions

Hello everyone! Today is my very first Great Impressions Stamps blog post, and I'm sure excited to share my card with you. I used one of my favorite techniques: emboss resist on canvas. 

To create the embossed panel, I stamped the dandelion image onto sticky back canvas using VersaMark ink, then poured white embossing powder onto the image. I heat set the embossing powder, then used distress inks and a blending tool to ink the canvas. At this point the canvas looks really blotchy and uneven, but don't worry! After I applied the ink, I sprayed the canvas with pearlized water (perfect pearls + water) liberally, then let it dry. When the ink/water has dried, it is a gorgeous shimmery purple! The shimmer is hard to see in the photo, but in real life it is beautiful. I frayed the edges of the canvas before adhering it to a piece of patterned paper. The stamps I used are Seeded Dandelions G298 and With Sympathy B178

I hope you like the card and the mini tutorial! If you haven't had a chance to play with sticky back canvas, I encourage you to try it... you won't regret it! So many of the Great Impressions stamps will work with this technique. The key is definitely spray the distress inks with a ton of water so the ink blends well. :-)

Have a fantastic Wednesday!



Jenny said...

Wow Erin! Your card is stunning!
Great tutorial too!

Angela said...

Like the pop of color from the button and leaves, Erin! Pretty card!

Mary K said...

Love your mixture of textures and purple colors. Will have to try the canvas, it looks charming!

Mary Marsh said...

welcome to Great Impressions Erin and a big congrats on your first post. I love this card - beautifully done and the tutorial as well


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