Technique Tuesday - Colouring Technique

I'm excited to be participating in the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.  Today we're sharing colouring techniques. My card features the emboss resist technique.  I love using this technique - it makes the images pop!

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My card today feature the Color & Contour stamp set. Check out this pretty card in Fresh Freesia!

  1. Cut Fresh Freesia cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  4. Stamp images randomly using Versamark.
  5. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat to melt using the Heat Tool.
  6. Let dry for about 30 seconds.
  7. Use your Blending Brush, sponge, sponge brayer or sponge daubers to colour the cardstock with ink.
  8. Cut out using largest die from Scalloped Contour Dies.
  9. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  10. Cut out tag from Basic White cardstock using Tailored Tags dies.
  11. Cut out re-enforcement shape and adhere to top of die using Multipurpose Adhesive glue.
  12. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  13. Stamp images and splotches using Fresh Freesia ink - stamp off
  14. Cut 4" of ribbon and put through tag.
  15. Tie a small bow around ribbon using White Twine.
  16. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  17. Add a Loose Flower Flourish using a Glue Dot.
  18. Add a rhinestone to the centre of the flower.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel


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With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
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    1. Melva, this is gorgeous. Love it.

    2. Gorgeous card and video Melva, showcases a great technique x

    3. This card is gorgeous. And a great example of the technique.

    4. Beautiful card and colors!


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