Saturday, May 3, 2014

ATCAS #37 and Time Out #4

I told you yesterday that I was playing around with a new technique.  At least new to me.  I was intrigued by this card by Karen over at Snippets which led me to a previous post of hers that linked me to this video called stamping with embossing folders.  I have to warn you this post is long because I decided to show what I did as well as the cards I made.

I started with the Large Floral cuttlebug ef and inked it up using Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Dusty Lilac, Festive Berries and Peeled Paint.  After inking, you need to spray the folder with water (or any kind of mist).  It needs to be wet enough but not too wet.  For example:


This one is way too wet and a lot of it ran together.  I also decided that the yellow was too light so for the next try I switched to Mustard Seed.


Much better.  Both of these examples were done on some #100 watercolor paper I have had for a long time.  Next I tried the same colors on some SSS watercolor paper.


As you can see, this one is more "pixilated".  I don't know if it wasn't wet enough or what but the ink didn't blend as well.  I still like it but decided to go back to the other paper for my next two tries.  First I'll show you the cards I made from  two of these samples.


Since the first one ran, I cut it down with a Tipped Top from PTI, cut a yellow one to go along with it and put them on a white card base.  The sentiment from Winnie and Walter is stamped with HA Soft Leaf.


Here I trimmed the watercolor and mounted it on some Simply Chartreuse paper.  The sentiment from Hero Arts is white embossed.  This card I will be entering in the Time Out Challenge to Case Virginia Lu.


Are you tired of reading yet?  I hope not because I have another embossing folder to ink up.  I decided to go more masculine with this one and used Large Clockworks.  The first one I spared the water a little and while okay, it has a different look than the second.



I'd say this one is near perfect.  I used Black Soot, Vintage Photo, and Pumice Stone inks.  And here is the resulting card.


I masked off the "you" from the HA stamp and added the die cut one from PTI.  I layered 4 cuts and embossed it with both platinum and black powders to give it a grungy metal look.  And speaking of grunge, I'm going to enter this into the Addicted to CAS challenge "Grunge".


If you got this far, I want to thank you for sticking with me.  I would also like to challenge you to try this technique.  As you can tell, I'm gearing up for the Watercolor Online Class that begins Monday.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. Some fabulous inking going on here Bobby - I love how you tried various techniques to get the look you wanted, and thanks for sharing the details too. The grunge card is brilliant - the die-cut "you" completes it perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia.

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  2. A trio of beautiful cards Bobby! This technique looks absolutely amazing. So glad you could play with us at Time Out!

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  3. You go girl!!! What an awesome mix of cards! Thanks for all the links. Man, I wish I had time to go play with this technique! I've got you bookmarked!

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  4. You ACED the challenge, Bobby! I saw Karen's blog about this technique and was intrigued. You have interpreted it so beautifully! I love the mix of water and colors in your embossed flower images! GREAT job!!!!!!

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  5. Oh I tried this technique and loved it too and you have made an amazing job of it. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT and ATACS x

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  6. Fabulous post about this technique Bobby! Your cards are both awesome!!

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  7. awesome looking cards Bobby....
    I'm signed up for the class too but don't know how much time I will have to play along....

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  8. That's a great technique and I love the results. Beautiful color choices too! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge! :)

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  9. Great to see that every time you use the technique you get another look! I love doing this one for that reason and think you made a beautiful card with it! Thank you for taking the Time Out and join us, Gerrina

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  10. What a fabulous post, Bobby ... great pictures and details of all the different results you got using this technique ... all of which are awesome! Love the first one where all the colours ran together ... looks brilliant tiptopped! The masculine one is so cool ... the crisp, clean die cut is perfect with the grunge background! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

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  11. Such an amazing technique with fabulous results!! Your inking techniques look super and I love the look of the different cards you created. I'm glad it was a long post with lots of pictures as you showcased the technique well!!

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  12. Great job, Bobby! This post was a lot of work but what a great gift for your readers!! Super! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. A wonderful post. Thank you for sharing the in-betweens with us. I was so interested to see what was going to come next. A real time saver, if you're wanting to try this technique!

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