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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Batik-ing the Heat Wave Way

Hi, everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend.

This weekend found me attending a community theater production with a good friend, watching a whole lot of golf, and making a couple of cards -- one of which was inspired by a technique shared on Day  3 of the Heat Wave Online Card Class.

For the card below, I decided to try my hand at the batik technique.

Neenah Soler white; Recollections black; Distress Ink dusty concord core paper
Hero Arts cling background stamp, heat embossed with Versamark and Recollections gold powder
inking in DI milled lavender, seedless preserves, and faded jeans, applied with Ranger blending tool
Paper Smooches (graceful beauties) sentiment in StazOn jet black ink
???-patent-pending corner rounder

I used gold embossing powder because I have more of that than any other. As instructed in the technique video, inks were applied from the lightest shade to the darkest. Next, I ironed off embossing powder, as shown in the pic at the right.

I love this DI color combo, the gold sheen left from the gold embossing powder is fabulous, and the end result really looks fabric-like. Think I'm really going to have to play around with this technique a few more times. But, I'm thinking about scoring (or using stitched dies) -- instead of random creasing -- to create the folds to maybe achieve a more quilt-like result.

I really need thank you cards for SAS4Kids. So, I think that's where this card is going to go.

Parting Thoughts

If you like playing along at Cards in Envy, a new challenge starts tomorrow. A Just Keep Swimming Challenge started up on Wednesday. Annie's offering a gift certificate to our W2CB Winner.

And, I'm hoping to work on a snowman card for SAS4Kids using the current Jingle Belles sketch. Maybe I'll have something to share... by Wednesday. After all, it's Art in the Afternoon at the Pickerington Public Library tomorrow, and I have a date to help out with kids armed with sidewalk chalk.  :)

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. The technique you learned produced one gorgeous card! I love all the colors mingled with the gold - it's a fabulous look!

  2. such a lovely card! i didn't realise the colour would be left behind after you ironed it off. now i need to go use coloured embossing powder!!

    1. I, too, was surprised that the color was left behind! What a wonderful thing to discover! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. :)