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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Practical Scrappers Challenge- EMBOSSING!
The challenge over at Practical Scrappers this week is embossing. Any kind of embossing will do. You can use heat embossing, dry embossing, cuttlebug, or even pre-embossed paper. It is totally up to you.
The card I created for this challenge featured heat embossing. I decided to try out my new Close To My Heart Stamp set. It was perfect for this technique. I started out with a piece of white glossy cardstock (I tried to cheap out by using photo paper to start with and it didn't work very well.), I stamped my image with versmark ink then covered it with clear embossing powder. When that was done I used my brayer to cover the cardstock with Bashful Blue SU ink. Then I took a makeup sponge and added Brocade Blue ink (SU). Finally I added Close To My Heart Denim ink around the edges. After all my ink was layered on I took a paper towel and "polished" the glossy cardstock. This really made my image pop because the ink sticks to the cardstock but not the embossing powder.
To finish off my card front I stamped the stem using classic dye based ink in Stampin Up Old Olive and stamped my sentiment with CTMH Denim classic ink. At this point I set my card front aside to dry. It does take awhile (around 10 or 15 minutes) for the ink to dry and there is a little bit of bleeding but I really liked the soft look of the finished product. I also added a bit of Crystal stickles for some sparkle.
Finally I mounted the card to a white piece of cardstock and that to a SU Night of Navy cardbase. On the inside I put a white insert and stamped a smaller dandelion image in the bottom right corner to decorate the inside. Very simple, elegant, and fast.
Recipe: Paper- White cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock (SU), Glossy cardstock by ranger. Ink- SU Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, and Old Olive, CTMH Denim, Versamark Stamps- CTMH Treasures (September 2009 stamp of the month) Accessories- Clear Detail embossing powder, brayer, heat tool, Crystal Stickles, makeup sponge
I am a SAHM to three beautiful girls. I am obsessed with scrapbooking and cardmaking. I just recently have started to dabble in digital scrapbooking. My software of choice is Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus 3.0. My other interests are camping, hiking, running, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.
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