Every time Stampin' Up! comes out with a pack of Designer Paper that is created for the "emboss resist" technique, I jump right in and order it, and this package is no exception.
I sponged some of the new 2016-18 In Colours on this piece for the card front. I used Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. When doing this technique, you sponge the colours on in a circular motion using quite a bit of pressure. Start with the lightest colour, and work to the darkest. Make sure you leave lots of white space when you put on the first colour, then fill in a bit of it with the second, and finally fill in the remaining white space with the last colour. Some colours are ok if you overlap them, but some with go "muddy" and you don't want that, so test them on a scrap of card stock first. When doing this you may have to reink your sponge and go over that section a few times to get the depth of colour you are looking for.
Once you have sponged the whole piece, get a soft tissue and wipe over the entire thing again. This will remove any excess ink that is clinging onto the embossed (white) pattern. There you have it, a wonderful background for any card. And you can do any colour combination you want.
I finished this card off with the Botanical Garden dies and used the same colours as the ink, with an addition of Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. Some White Perfect Accents finished it off. The circular die cut strip behind the flowers is from the Flourish dies, another great set from the Annual Catalogue. You will find all the supplies listed below. Thanks for visiting!
Have a Crafty Day! Glenda Mollet