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Emerging color with Betsy's Blossom

I'm really enjoying the new stamp set, Betsy's Blossom. With so many different images available, it's easy to make completely different projects every time you ink a stamp. 

Today's project didn't turn out exactly how I intended it to and at one point I was pretty frustrated that my vision wasn't coming to fruition.  Then last weekend I had a couple of stamping friends over and they commented how much they liked it.  Really?  They insisted that they did. 

Emerging betsy
Emerging betsys blossom

Emerging betsy close-up
It just so happens that one of those friends had a birthday yesterday, so guess what?  She got this card! So whether she really liked it or not, it ended up in her mailbox!

The technique I used is called emerging color. This is a technique that highlights the colors or images underneath a stamped image that is embossed in clear embossing powder. After embossing, you brayer color over the entire card and those areas that were not embossed are essentially hidden.  When the excess color is removed from the clear embossed images, the colors or images "emerge" from behind. 

The images that are "emerging" is the new designer series paper called Comfort Cafe (#126898).  I really love the warm colors in this paper pack. Pretty anytime of the year, but I can see really enjoying this in the Fall.

So, happy birthday to my friend, Carolyn!  I hope you enjoyed your day AND your birthday card too!

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