Sunday, September 23, 2012

Crafter's Companion September Challenge

Happy Sunday!  Sorry for all the dead air here the last few days.  I was in a little funk after my son went back home to Texas from his awesome visit last weekend, but I finally got back into my craft room to play yesterday!  I knew I wanted to do a card for this month's Crafter's Companion Challenge (stripes and/or dots) and I knew I wanted to try something a little different, so above, you'll see the result of both!

When I've colored stamps in the past, using my watercolor pencils, I've noticed that I will usually go back over the original black lines of the stamp once I'm finished coloring.  The color in the pencils seem to dull the black of the ink. So this time, I tried something new.  I heat embossed my stamp in black embossing powder before I started coloring.  I was concerned about getting the pencils down in some of the tiny groves (since heat embossing raises the lines of your picture) but once I put water pen to paper, the color washed into all those grooves perfectly!  The result (though hard to see in the photo) is clean dark black lines with a beautiful shine to them!

I used Martha Stewart black embossing power and the totally cute Popcorn the Bear Bunches of Love stamp set for the picture, and Popcorn the Bear Someone Special set for the sentiment.

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E


Unknown said...

This is such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog!

Georgiana said...

Your card is awesome. Love the color and pattern combination.

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I hate getting into funks! Glad to see you got back into your craft room!!Love the card very pretty!! Love the look of the heat embossing!!

Nana said...

Beautiful Thank You card. Love the pattern paper and layers.

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Jovan said...

Beautiful card!

AmyT said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for entering this months challenge at Crafter's Companion Challenge blog.

Tonya said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors. Thank you for joining us for the Crafter's Companion USA challenge.

{Chrissie} said...

Wow, this is really pretty. Your coloring is outstanding. Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog!

The Archiving Angel said...

Such a lovely card! The colors & papers are so pretty.

LaJanette said...

What a great card! I am loving the image. Oh and I do love the clean dark lines.

So glad you played along with us at Crafter's Companion Challenge.

Good luck on the draw:0)