Sunday, October 12, 2014

White Embossing Inspired by Susan Rodgers

In flipping through Take Ten, I noticed a card by Susan Rodgers on page 7 that has a large flower outline image embossed in white and colored beautifully...each petal is a different shade of pink. Y'all know how much I color, but Susan's card inspired me to give it a go.

As I sifted through all my wet media coloring supplies, I noticed the Twinkling H2Os, which have been much neglected. They looked so sparkly and colorful I just had to pull them out to play.

Then, I went to my stamps and discovered, not surprisingly, that I have very few outline images. A set by Clearly Besotted stood out, so I ran with it.

Here's a close-up. Isn't that shimmer just lovely!

I wanted to vary the intensity of color across the petals in a nice, balanced fashion, but it was tough to do with the Twinkling H2Os. The deeper orange petals aren't as balanced as I would like, but I found it impossible to control the color...the Twinkling H2Os I have are mixes of gold and other colored pigments, and I just never knew whether I was going to get pure gold or some orange with each dip of the brush.

That's okay though. The result is still gorgeous, shimmery, and colorful!

Thanks to Susan Rodgers for the inspiration!

stamps: Clearly Besotted
ink: clear embossing ink, Brilliance pearlescent brown
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: white embossing powder, heat gun, Embossing Buddy (cloth bag full of chalk dust), paint brush, Twinkling H2Os, dimensionals


  1. So bright, shimmery, and wonderful!

  2. That flower is gorgeous!! Must go digging for my long neglected H20,s! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lu C

  3. I bought H2O's some, some time ago. I've never used them. I was just looking at them in the drawer.... Hmmm, may have to pull them out.

  4. Susan - You are a never-ending source of inspiration! Years ago, I bought a set of Twinkling H20s...but only used them a couple of times. After seeing your card, I'm getting them out today and putting them to use --- I think I even know right where they are =)

  5. Love the shimmer ... difficult to catch on camera. You did a good job!

  6. So pretty and shimmery. You've inspired many of us to "dig" out our Twinkling H2O's.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Now I need to buy Twinkling H2Os. :)

  8. I've recently rediscovered my H2Os as well. They are lovely to use - maybe as winter arrives we all need a bit of shimmer in our lives.

    1. What a great point! It's been horribly gray and rainy in SW Ohio lately, and the bright colors and shimmer are particularly appealing to me right now.


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