Wednesday, July 3, 2019

One Plus Twelve - Take 7

Kelly had a great idea to use one stamp twelve different ways in each of the months of 2019... and she asked Barb and I to join her in this adventure, which she called One Plus Twelve. Of course Barb and I quickly agreed and on January 3 we each revealed which stamp would be "the one" stamp. On the third of each month we will reveal another card made with our one stamp.

The stamp I chose for this year-long adventure is the dragonfly from the Unity Be the Best stamp set. You can see my cards from the previous six months HERE.

This month I decided to experiment with clear embossing powder and distress inks. It was a venture in trial and error. I first sponged the two colors of Distress Ink onto a piece of white cardstock and then heat embossed the image/s with clear embossing powder. I was not pleased wit the outcome because at first the image/s were so subtle they couldn't be seen very easily... so I added more ink to the piece, using makeup brushes - like I did originally only this time being a bit more aggressive with the ink. That seemed to work well.

Truth be told, I like the technique and how the two colors (Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean) blended together. I don't like the two "partial" images at the bottom, especially not the one on the left, and really wish I hadn't added them. 

I hope Kelly and Barb like my card. Now let's head over to their blogs to see their One Plus Twelve cards...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Unity Be the Best stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with SU Black and Clear Embossing Powder

Distress Inks (for blending): Ranger Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Taken with Teal CS

Embellishments: Michael's Enamel Dots


kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautifully coloured card Jeanette - I love how you have added the colours to bring out the embossed images

Lynn McAuley said...

Green is my color!! This is my favorite of the seven, Jeanette!!

MiamiKel said...

Wow! What's not to love here! Of course, green is my color so already I'm drawn in - second, these. pictures. right. here! Love how you have them all 'techy' looking - they make a great focal point!