Hi everyone, sharing a technique with you today called "Emerging Colour". I have done my card in browns and blues as the ladies who attend my card classes wanted something for the "Guys", but it also looks really great in bright colours with a darker colour such as Elegant Eggplant for Basic Black over the top.
I used Tip Top Taupe and Sahara Sand as the colours to emerge, with Night of Navy ink over the top. The stamp set is Painter's Palette.
Stamp the smaller paint strip stamp image in Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe onto a 9.5cm x 13.8cm piece of White cardstock. Stamp the dots stamp image in Sahara Sand onto the same White cardstock piece. Make sure it is dry before next step.
Stamp the larger paint strip stamp image in Versamark over the stamped piece checking placement each time to get an even spread. (You can see where you have stamped previously by holding it towards a light source – it will be a little shiny).
Cover the whole piece with Clear embossing powder and then heat set with a heat gun ensuring all the embossing powder has melted.
Using a sponge or brayer add Night of Navy ink all over the piece. Wipe off all the excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue revealing the previously stamped images.
Cut a piece on the diagonal from the Emerging Colour piece you just created (You will have left over to make another card). Adhere this to the bottom of a 9.5cm x 13.8cm piece of Whisper White cardstock. Add a strip each of the 0.5cm wide pieces of Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand and Night of Navy cardstock on the diagonal just above the Emerging Colour piece.
Stamp the easel image using Night of Navy ink onto a 10cm x 7cm piece of Whisper White cardstock. Hand cut out.
Stamp the sentiment using Tip Top Taupe ink onto a 5.5cm x 5.5cm piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using one of the small scalloped edge squares from the Layering Squares Framelits. Adhere this to the easel. Adhere the easel to the card front using dimensionals.
Adhere the piece to the card front and add three blue sequin stars to finish.
I decorated one of the white gift boxes available in the current Holiday Catalogue to go along with the card. The sentiment is from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set coloured with Stampin' Write Markers.