I heard a maiden singing in the valley below. (Blog candy surprise to the first commenter who guesses why that's been stuck in my head for weeks now.)
The dogs got me up early this morning, so I figured I'd knock out a card that's been rattling around in my head for a while. I saw a card set using the emboss-resist technique with Twinkling H2Os the other day, and really wanted to try it.
Heat embossing is the very first technique I learned in stamping - it's surprisingly versatile, since it creates images that resist other mediums (like when you use a wax crayon on an Easter egg before you dye it). I love using Twinkling H2Os as well - they have just a little shimmer, which is why the photos came out a little weird - the color isn't actually that teal, it's just the reflection of the flash on the shimmer.
I painted the watercolors over the embossed menorah - very simple and quick - and attached some silver-edged ribbon to a strip of silver shimmer paper from Papertrey. I punched out the sentiment with my 1 3/4" circle punch (same punch I use for my JustRite monogram stamper), and edged it with a Pentel silver gel pen. (Even though this is a terrible photo, I included it because it's the truest to the actual color of the paint - that gorgeous royal blue.)
This is the finished cardfront - I didn't attach it to anything for now - I'll pick a base to put it on later. The sentiment circle is popped up on Pop Dots to give it a little dimension.