Monday, March 19, 2012

Yoshimi Thank You

I don't know if it's because it's March, Girls Day, Spring or my daughter's birthday, but I keep trending toward these pink girly designs. It's that time of year that I just keep thinking about pink cherry blossoms.
I made this card kind of purple so it wouldn't be TOO pink. I saw on another blog that you could run your paper through an embossing folder, run a waxy crayon over the design and it would resist when you inked over that. In theory it sounded like a brilliant idea. Well, I must not have read the instructions or did something wrong, because it didn't come out like I thought it would.
Here's what I did: I ran white paper through embossing folder. I kept the paper on the design to keep it stable and I rubbed a white crayon over the raised (embossed) areas. Then I used a sponge to apply purple, pink and rose ink to the white paper. I rubbed it in a circular motion with medium-light pressure. The wax on the raised parts took the color rather well. I tried to rub it off with a clean paper towel, but without much success. I rubbed the white crayon over the raised design again thinking that it would make it white, but that didn't work either. So, I ended up lightly sanding it with fine sand paper. I tried the same technique with a white pastel crayon too thinking it would be more waxy. Maybe I wasn't using the right type of ink? The background didn't come out too bad and I had fun experimenting. I guess I have to search the internet and try to find that original link.
I stamped Thank You sentiment in Chinese up in the top left. I made a little fan embellishment using origami paper and gold thread. I cut the origami paper using the same Spellbinder Nestibillities as the other two frames. Cut it in half, fold accordion style and snip the bottom corner off. Wrap the bottom with gold thread and spread top and bottom out fan-like. Secure to card with tacky glue.
Happy Spring!

1 comment:

  1. I love how it turned out, even if it wasn't what you had originally planned! Very pretty!! :)