My embossing resist sample is a bit more subtle than some, but I really liked the effect. I die cut a butterfly from vellum with the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz die, and used the punched negative of it as a mask to press Versamark onto my stamped image (Friendly Words wheel with black Staz On). Then heat embossed with Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss powder, and sponged the sentiment with Certainly Celery, Pool Party, and So Saffron. The Melon Mambo stays nice and bright and shiny, and looks like a brilliant shadow under the vellum butterfly.
Here's a close up of the butterfly. The Melon Mambo is just sheer enough that you can still see the print underneath, but allows all the pretty sponged colors to take over the Friends print.
The inside is blank, except for a punched butterfly, with another doily behind it.
template from Stamping 411, their fun sketch challenge made my work a little easier! Won't you check them out too?
Now, can you tell what my plans are for the evening? Yay! My SU preorder, new Idea Book & Catalog, and my favorite scrapbooking magazine. I need a day or so to myself now!
STAMPS: Friendly Words Wheel
INK: Melon Mambo, Black Staz On, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, So Saffron
PAPER: Flirtatious DSP, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
EMBELLISHMENTS: RIBBON: So Saffron Organza 1/2", Certainly Celery 1/8" Taffeta, Basic Black 5/8" satin. Basic Rhinestones, Vellum Sheets, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponges.
OTHER: Sharpie Markers
Have a blessed & creative day! Erika. www.erikaclark.stampinup.net