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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hambo Hump Day

Hey Peeps!
Today I've got a fun little Hambo card to share with you.I used two stamps to make this card:
The first one is from the Limerick collection...


And the second image is from the Halloween collection, but I thought it worked well with the birthday limerick.


I wanted to keep the skeleton image white so I used the emboss resist technique on the main panel.
If you've never tried it before, here's how it's done...

First, I stamped out my image and colored it as desired. For the skeleton, I just highlighted with a grey Copic marker. Then I colored over my image with a Versamarker and applied clear embossing powder. It's always a good idea to use your "embossing buddy" for this technique so you don't get any stray powder on your panel. Even just one speck of it will ruin the effect.
Once any stray pieces of embossing powder have been brushed away, heat set your image.
(After the skeleton was done, I repeated steps 1 & 2 with the balloon image)

Now, take a brayer (or you could use a sponge) and create your background. I used Sahara Sand ink.

Since your images have been clear embossed, they will "resist" the ink. Then just take a tissue and wipe over your images. This will remove any ink on top of the embossing.
Voila!
Brown background - White skeleton!
Easy Peasy.


Here's another look at my finished card.
Hope my mini-tutorial was helpful. Give it a try!
Be sure to hop on over to the Hambo Sale Page - lots of great deals to be had!
Hugs


CARD RECIPE
CARDSTOCK - BASIC BLACK, ELEGANT EGGPLANT, PUMPKIN PIE
PATTERNED PAPER - REMINISCE
INK - BASIC BLACK, SAHARA SAND, PUMPKIN PIE, CRAFT WHITE, ELEGANT EGGPLANT
RIBBON - PUMPKIN PIE
MISC - VERSAMARKER, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER, STICKY CUTS STAR, DOODLEBUG SUGAR COATING, BUTTON, SMALL OVAL PUNCH, COPIC MARKERS

8 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Um, my birthday is coming up in a couple of months. LOVE that image and the color combo on the card is LOVELY! Those stars ROCK!

Tracey Cuccia said...

TOO funny Mackenzie -- I was on hambo's site last night -- lots of funny stuff there, may have to order some things :) great emboss resist...a technique I haven't done in some time...hmmmmmm.....

Monica Hunter said...

Thanks for the tutorial MacKenzie! I could have used that on my card yesterday. I love how you perfectly combined a birthday saying with a Halloween image. Clever girl!!

Melissa said...

What a cool card! I love the technique you used to preserve the skeleton image!

Kathy W said...

FAB card, love the details of emboss resist, the sentiment and stamps are too cute

Rina said...

cute, cute, cute card Mackenzie!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh. . .Halloween. Gosh, it's almost time when I need to start making my Halloween cards. I can't believe how fast time is flying. I already feel behind thinking about it! LOL!

Hey, cool effect! I love how you can't Mr. Bones there all white . . .it stands out perfectly.

Thanks for the technique. You did a wonderful job with the tutorial!

Maria

Melodye Cunningham said...

I love Halloween and combining the two is a awesome idea.