Technique Tuesday - Emerging Color

I do not have a 6 x 6 layout for this technique. This one was not completed in the technique swap I was participated in with other consultants. I made this card after seeing this technique used on a card Dawn Neal created. Sorry about the color and picture quality. I used to scan my cards and email them to my sister. Now, I take pictures of every project and download them to my computer. The pictures are better when I take them with my camera, especially under my Ott lite on white cardstock.

The top portion of this card was completed using the emerging color technique. Click to enlarge the picture. This technique reminds me of chalk popping.

Emerging Color

1. On a light colored cardstock, stamp your image using Versamark.

2. Cover image with clear embossing powder and heat set with embossing gun.

3. Using a sponge dauber or make-up sponge rub ink randomly around the embossed images.

4. Stamp other images on card and over the embossed images if desired.

This is a fun technique to use. Try it!

A few more questions to answer:

Angela W. asked, "Have you seen the new SU catty and what are you getting first?" Well, I have seen the SU new catty and there are a few things I really like. Even though I am an acrylic girl, my favorite stamp set is Lovely As A Tree. Autumn is my favorite season mainly because of the trees, so this set jumped off the page.

I had two questions regarding organization from Claudia and foodpartyfun, so I am going to give you links to my blog where I showed my stamping room. I posted pictures and talked about how I organize all of my precious stamping and scrapping supplies. Here are the links:

My scrapping room
Paper and ribbon...these are a few of my favorite things
Stamps sets, etc.
End of tour

I still have a few more questions I will answer over the next few days.

By the way, thanks for all the nice comments you make under my posts. I love reading them and appreciate it!

Happy Stamping!
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mhatch said...

I love the cards you have on here! I am just curious about your stamp pad holder. DO you have directions on how to make one? I would love to have one and have never seen one with a slot for the sponge daubers. I really like that.

Thanks for sharing.

Clearly Inspired said...


My father-in-law made this for me and I gave him a picture and told him to add a place for sponge daubers. I will ask him if he has the measurement still. I will write a comment in the next couple of days after I talk to him. Thanks for your nice comments!