Wednesday 8 February 2023

Waves of Inspiration for Around the World on Wednesday

Thank you for joining in with the latest hop from the crew at Around the World on Wednesday. If you haven't hopped with us before, we're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from every time zone in the world where Stampin' Up! operates. We share with you on the first Wednesday of each month. You're here with me, in New Zealand.

Each month we present a different theme to inspire you to create.

This month, our theme is Embossing. We could choose to use any form of embossing, and I've gone for resist embossing.

I have enjoyed the Waves of Inspiration set and for this challenge, have revisited a card I made using ink layers and substituted resist embossing to see what happened. You can see the original card here.

I started with a piece of Basic White card and white embossed the big wave image onto it. Using blending brushes, I added Balmy Blue, Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky into the wave and some Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky to the skyline. Then, I added in some Daffodil Delight, taking card not to mix too much and create a green sky by mistake! I stamped in a single seabird.

After wiping over with a tissue to remove any excess ink from the embossed area, I cut the panel into strips: 3 x 3cm, 1 x 2cm and 1 x 1.5 and adhered them to a piece of Basic White.

That was mounted on a matte of Tahitian Tide. The ribbon and sentiment were added before adhering to the Starry Sky card base. I added a trio of Basic Rhinestones for a touch of bling.

Next up on our Technique: Embossing Inspiration Hop is the ever-creative Leonie Stuart.

If you get lost along the hop, or encounter a broken link, you can get back on track by using the links below.

Jan Clothier - NZ (You are here)  

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Tina Zinck-MacDonald - CA

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Tricia Butts - US

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  1. The wave looks so fabulous using emboss resist technique Jan. I love the original card too, but the embossing sure does take it to a whole new level. xxx

  2. Oh my, this is beautiful. Embossing that sea, picks up all the fine spray beautifully x

  3. Breathtakingly beautiful, Jan! Emboss Resist blending was perfect with this stamp set. x

  4. Oh what a beauty! It almost matches my view this morning as sit in my favorite window, hopping through this month's blogs. There is a bit of yellow and blue in the sky, just like your pretty card. We also have a little snow though, here on the northern shores of Lake Superior and, luckily, the waves are a bit quieter. This is so inspiring and now I have to try this technique again.

  5. So beautiful Jan. The embossed wave looks lovely and I really like how you've cut it into strips. x

  6. Beautiful - this makes me yearn to be escaping to somewhere warm and sunny! Love the panel effect too.