10 favourite things….. Apple Blossoms

by adele on September 20, 2010

It’s time to reveal another of my ’10 favourite things from the new catalogue’ and it’s……. Apple Blossoms!

Now Apple Blossoms isn’t available for purchase – it’s one of the new level 2 hostess sets – so the only way to own it is to place a big order for yourself or host a workshop or catalogue party of $600+ in orders. But it’s a super set!

So here’s today’s card. This was my very first attempt at emboss resist using Stampin’ Up’s glossy cardstock and a brayer, and is one of those techniques I’d never quite gotten around to experimenting with. I definitely need a few more attempts before I’d consider myself a whizz with the brayer but I’m still happy with it. What d’ya think?

The red piece started life as white glossy cardstock. I then stamped the tall leafy image five times across my gloss card with Versamark. I have the Apple Blossom set in clear-mount which made the job a lot easier. I then sprinkled the Versamark with a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds and gave it a blast with my heat tool.

I inked up my brayer on my Poppy Parade (new in-color) ink pad and rolled it over the cardstock for the big reveal. That’s the best part – not quite knowing what you’ll get until you do the brayering (it’s also when you discover a few fingerprints, LOL). I wiped it with a tissue to just clean up any ink from the top of my embossed images. (The photo below hopefully shows the sparkle of the embossed images a little better.)

The sentiment (‘happy thoughts make happy days’) is also part of the same stamp set and I’ve stamped it right over the top in Stazon. And just like the names suggests it ‘stayed on’ right over the top of the glossy card and the embossed parts – no smudges or colour changes. Very impressed!



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