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Saturday, February 13, 2010

An Unexpected D

I thought I only had one 'D' card left to make. That's what I get for thinkin'! I guess the Dan "D" card will have to wait until tomorrow to be get done. I saved him for last because, well because he is the love my life, that's why. Last the best of all the game. Oh yeah, back to the reason for this post....

Easton invited me to attend a Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors concert last night. They are the singing/dancing/performing group for BYU (you can read more about them here). Easton's friend, Daysha is one of the cast and he wanted to go and watch her and support her.

Of course, when you watch a sweet friend perform, you must take flowers. And, if you are taking flowers, you also need a great gift card. So, to work I went. "D" for Daysha. I used the technique that is taught in the latest Art and Soul episode called "Oh, Baby!" (which you can watch here on my website. It's only about 11 minutes long and it's awesome!). The technique is called Emboss Resist. Anyway, I finished my tag lickity split and Easton wrote his 'break a leg' note on the back, and away we went.







In a nutshell, this is what you do:
1. Emboss image using clear embossing powder on a piece of paper or other surface (I used a white Dimensional Element Monogram "D").







2. Sponge over the entire area (I used my Baby Pink pad). The embossed part will resist the ink. The color of the original surface will show through (mine was white).









3. I then chose to do a little more sponging with my Bubblegum pad. I just sponged the ink around the edges of the "D" and a little around each flower.

Close To My Heart products used: Connections Stamp Set (D1330), Dimensional Elements Monogram "D" (Z1058), Baby Pink Stamp Pad (Z2102), Bubblegum Stamp Pad (Z2109), Versamark Pad (Z891), Clear Embossing Powder (Z671), Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Pack (X7095B), Sunkiss Yellow Cardstock (1240), Summer Craft Buttons (Z1282), Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack (Z1300), Watermelon Gingham Ribbon (retired), Bubblegum Waxy Flax (retired).

Non-CTMH products used: Ribbon (offray)

9 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh it is gorgeous!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Tracey Mason's Studio said...

What a super idea! Never thought of adding a tag to flowers! You are so stinkin' creative!

Sarah said...

Wow so beautiful!

Lori said...

So beautiful!

Nicole Norris said...

I love embossing. I don't use this technique enough but you always remind me how much I like the look with your beautiful artwork and that I need to use it more.

Jared and Patricia said...

No matter who Easton dates...it will always be a big bonus for him to have a mom like you to "show off" as possible-future-mother-in-law. The card is darling. I bet Dasha loved it :)

Karla Kroese said...

Beautiful! Great technique, and so helpful that you posted the steps. I'm sure she was pleased with your thoughtfulness.

Cheryl said...

Darling...with a capital D!

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