Friday, 15 March 2013

Yin and Yang

I came to do these two cards as a full project because I don't like waste!  My original plan was to press clear embossing ink through part of a Dylusions stencil to make a background that was clear embossed to create a resist.  I then realised my stencil was coated in the ink and so laid it inky side down on a second sheet of card and brayered all over it to transfer the ink onto the card.  As there was some yin and yang already going on I decided to take it further and create cards for both male and female.

After clear heat embossing both sheets I used shaded lilac, dusty concorde, peacock feathers and salty ocean distress inks for the backgrounds and for stamping.  I clear embossed the blue cupcake, Birthday Blueprint stamp by Tim Holtz and used some WOW white pearl on the purple one.  I had planned all sorts of embellishments for these cards but I just loved how the simplicity of this layout showed off the stamped image.  I'd like to enter this project into the Ranger Seasonal ink pallete and the WOW Embossing powder March anything goes challenges.


  1. Super use of embossing powder as a resist for distress inks - lovely card and a great tip :)

    Thanks for joining us at the WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge and good luck!


  2. Hi Jenny just popping by to say you have won a prize on the Crestive Expressions blog hop. Go to the Creative Expressions news blog to claim your prize. You left a comment in the blog hop. Congratulations. Gorgeous cards , love your backgrounds and great colours too. Tracy x