Happy Easter!!! This week I thought I would try the TLC160 Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers as part of my design element. For complete instructions on how to create this great negative effect using your cuttlebug A2 embossing folder visit the Splitcoast forum here. I decided to play off the small white polka dots in the stripe of my Merry Merry Argyle from One Heart One Mind by using the TLC160 negative effect with my new Swiss Dot A2 Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug. I created this effect by inking a brayer with Versamagic Orchid and applying the ink to the negative side of my cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I placed a piece of white cardstock into the folder and dry embosssed it. Using this technique the embossed areas remain white and the the none embossed areas pick up your favorite color of ink. Here is a closeup of the card:
This Great Easter Egg Tree is from Serendipity Stamps. I stamped my image with Adriondack Pitch Black and then I used the following Copic Color Combinations to color my design:
Yellows: YO2,Y15, Y38 Yellow Oranges:YR65 Red Violets: RV00, RV02, RV06, RV29, RV34 Greens: G17, G21, Yellow Greens: YG03, YG45 Earthtones: E33, E97 Blue Violets BV00, BV01 Violet: V04, V09
Next I used my Spica Microglass flake pens to add a little bling to the eggs on my tree. I used My Spellbinders Circle Nestabilies to diecut my design and a second dark pink cardstock mat which I placed as a mat for my design. I decide to shift the dark pink mat off center on my card to color balance the Cute - Easter Chick paper from Karen Foster Designs. The floral ribbon is from American Crafts. To pull my design together I used small scraps of my striped paper to accent my swiss dot print. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!! Thanks for visiting!!