Mondays in May with May: 2014 Edition! Part 1
Hi readers! Happy first Monday in May! We so enjoyed doing this fun collaborative feature with May Flaum last year that we decided to do it again! Join us each Monday in May to go down another creative journey with May Flaum! She’s sharing some fun techniques with some of her favorite products and you don’t want to miss it!
Do I like to distress? Oh yes! May Flaum here, and I love to color with Tim Holtz distress products and today I’ve got a card featuring my current favorite technique – coloring a white embossed image.
There is just something about the white raised image with distress colors that simply amazes me. I love it! To begin, stamp and emboss (with white or black powder) any image and heat set the powder.
Next, color in the image with distress markers. Once you are done with that, cover the rest of the paper by using a foam blending tool and your distress ink color of choice.
Mist with water or perfect pearls
While it is still wet, go ahead and take a water brush and blend the colors within the stamped image further. This will give a beautiful contrast and really help that image pop.
While your paper dries, stamp again with one of the colors you used onto white cardstock. This background image should then be misted with water to blur it a bit, and the edges colored lightly with distress ink and a foam blending tool.
Once this is done, it will all come together quickly! Here you can see my finished card.
Want to know more about how I use (and love) Distress Ink? I’ve got an on-line class coming soon at my website (info here) and if you’re in the Columbus Ohio area on May 29-30 you can see me creating with Distress and so much more at the Simon Says Stamp Create event!
Thanks for reading today and thanks to May for being our guest!
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Gorgeous card, May! Thanks for the inspiration. I am actually looking forward to Mondays now – at least in May!!
Beautiful. So elegant and rich looking.
Great card!! I just made a card with the same marker colors :)
Such soft looking beauty, May. I want to try this today.
This is gorgeous!!
Love these beautiful shades of blue and patterns together.
Love the colors and the stitching. Great card!
Such beauties! I am loving the water color look right now!!
The black stitch goes prefect with the beautiful card you made.
Thanks for showing us this technique. It looks simple enough that I may even try it! Thanks for a chance to win some prizes.
Wow! Love this concept, have to try!
Love these techniques and a beautiful result! xx
Great technique! So unique and beautiful card. Love the Tim Holtz products, I wish I could have it all.
This card is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing!!
I should use embossed resist more often. Such a stunning effect
Gorgeous card. Absolutely love it.
Wow, so pretty.
Oh so beautiful card and gorgeous technique!
Very pretty card.
I love your techniques! Beautiful card.
I love this card. I can’t wait to try this for myself. Thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful work and gorgeous details.
Just beautiful!!! I need to get the Tim Holtz markers. Tfs
Love this elegant look. Distress inks are my go-to favorite.
So cool and such an awesome card!
This is a beautiful card and the technique seems so simple. But it certainly doesn’t look like a “simple card”. Love it!!
What a great technique! I’m going to have to try this one! Thanks for sharing! :) Nancee
What a neat technique! Need to try this one!
This is beautiful! I love the water coloring!
That is an amazingly beautiful card! Love the card and the stamp……going shopping now. My husband thanks you. LOL!
Love your card. Nice technique.
Oh I just love the colors! Can’t wait to try this technique.
Beautiful looking cards. I, too like my distress inks.
GORGEOUS colours, FABULOUS technique and BEAUTIFUL card!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and creative INSPIRATION May :)
So pretty! Love those colors. Thanks, May!
Love the card! Thanks for sharing.
Elegant and beautiful card.
Really enjoyed looking at this project. Lovely colours of blue. I am new to all this and am wanting to learn more about inks and embossing. Thank you for sharing and thank you May for your blog as well.
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