Monday, 21 May 2012

Through all Seasons

Emboss Resist Technique
Blockheads Challenge

Hi Everyone
I decided to use my winning blog candy stamp for this challenge
 ~ thanks Blockheads ~

I started off by cutting out a piece of white cardstock big enough for
my stamp image.
Using Versamark I inked up my stamp and stamped it out, and then
sprinkled with clear embossing powder.  Cleared away excess and heat set.

I then coloured the background using brilliance ink, by dabbing the
edge of a sponge into the ink and rubbing over the image.
I wet the tip of a clean sponge and brushed slightly over
the embossed image to remove any ink.

I then cut out a piece of black cardstock slightly bigger than
my image, adhered with double sided tape.  Next I cut out cardstock
to match the colours on the stamped image, again cutting a piece
of black card slightly bigger and sticking together.  But before doing
this I edged the coloured card with Silver Deco Metallic Marker Pen.

Choosing ribbon of a co-ordinating colour,
I stuck it to the bigger card and then mounted on my
stamped image

To finish off I stuck on gemstones, season embleshment
and finally punched out a whole in the top left corner
of my tag and thread through the fibre, again matching up the
colours to suite

Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad Colours :-
Peacock - Spring / Aurora - Summer
Mineral - Autumn / Twilight - Winter


  1. Yay! I'm so happy to see blog candy stamp get used so much. I like your 4 seasons cards.

  2. Wonderful idea using your stamp for the four seasons! Love the colours you used!

  3. Absolutely beautiful cards! And I, too, love the Blockheads blog candy stamp! Thanks so much for playing in the Blockheads Emboss Resist Technique Challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  4. Wow oh Wow oh Wow!!! Your seasons cards are absolutely wonderful :0) What a fab use of your Blockheads Blog Candy win!!! Thanks for playing with us in the Blockheads Technique Challenge!!