Emerging Color for Fab Friday #84

I was trolling through SplitcoastStampers.com website this weekend looking for some new techniques.  I wanted to get out of a bit of a rut and Splitcoast is great for doing that.  There are thousands of tutorials and videos as well as projects uploaded by folks just like you and me.  A wealth of inspirtation.

Stampin Up Flower Patch AverysOwlery.com

I came across the technique called Emerging Color and decided to try my hand at it.  This is my finished project.  I’m really happy with it but don’t think that even though I do a blog post several times a week, that I’m some kind of expert.  Nope, I had several failed attempts at this technique this time so I thought I would share some and why they failed, so you don’t make the same mistake. Fab Friday Logos-015 I started my project with the idea for emerging color and using the Fab Friday color challenge as my pallett. Emerging color works by stamping on white card stock several solid stamps like flowers or shapes.  I stamped the flowers from Flower Patch using the colors from the challenge.

Stampin Up Flower Patch AverysOwlery.com

Strike 1 – The next step is to stamp another image over the top with Versamark and then emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.  In the example above I then brayered over the entire thing with Bermuda Bay but didn’t like the way the Calypso Coral flowers were showing through outside the image. So I went over it again with Cherry Cobbler.  I then stamped Basic Black swirl from First Sight.  The result….too too dark.

Stampin Up Flower Patch AverysOwlery.com

Strike 2 – The next time I tried, I used the same colors but instead of stamping with Calypso Coral in full strength, I stamped it off twice.  After embossing I then brayered over the page with Calypso Coral.  Everything was going great until I stamped the swirls in Basic Black.  You see I used Basic Black Archival and instead of being able to wipe it off the embossing with paper towel, it smeared.  Sigh. Stampin Up Flower Patch AverysOwlery.com

A Hit – Same colors, same stamping off, same brayer color, but, this time I stamped (fewer times) the swirl from First Sight in Cajun Craze.  This time it wiped right off the embossing with no smearing.  I used my marker to color in the petal lines for true definition.

I hope you like my project and appreciate my failures so you don’t get so frustrated when you try and fail with your own projects.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I love that you showed the process and how you ended up where you did. It’s so interesting what you learn along the way, isn’t it?

  2. Lovely take on the colors and the technique! It’s nice to see others oops isn’t it so we don’t feel badly when ours doesn’t come out right the first time. Great job sticking with it! I like the addition of the sweet punched flowers to side of your embossed panel. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  3. What a cool technique, and it is lovely with the colors! Love the combination of stamps you used!

  4. What a nifty technique – I so have to try it now! Your final card turned out so lovely and cheery – those little flower punch accents are the perfect additional detail! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  5. Such great cards, Lynn! I love this technique, and you’ve showcased it well. Wonderful use of these colors! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge!

  6. Very pretty card!! I may have to try this technique, it looks cool!! And I love your Pool Party bricks!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

  7. Such a wow technique! I love the brick embossing folder too! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

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