An interesting color combination Won't you be my neighbor

Mr. Rogers always made kids feel like they had a friend (or several) with his show.  I was excited to see that he's getting a quick revival through a Viral YouTube remix song.  How fun is that?!?

There was actually a two-fold purpose behind this card.  The first is that I wanted to showcase the resist embossing technique.  I've mentioned before that I'm the technique coordinator for a subscription web site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  As part of my duties I'm trying to update older articles that haven't seen some love in a while.  The article for this technique was written back in 2004, so it definitely seemed a bit dated.  The floral front image on this card was created using this technique.  This technique is really easy to do if you know how to do heat embossing.  Here are the steps:

  1. Heat emboss the stamped image with clear embossing powder on standard or glossy cardstock.
  2. Use a sponge to apply ink over and around the embossed image.  I colored it darker closer to the image to make it pop out even more.
  3. Remove excess ink from embossed image with a paper towel.

The second purpose for this card was to participate in the most recent ColourQ challenge.  I do love their challenges, but have never managed to complete a project in the week that the challenge was posted.  I decided that I would finally break that trend, and post a project for the challenge while it was still current.  I would love to earn a ColourQ crown!

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Friendly Phrases
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink: VersaMark, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
  • Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Real Red 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Adorning Accents edgelit, White bakers' twine, Summer Smooches DSP