Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Embossing More Than One Way
It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time the wonderful Jenny is our hostess and wants us to "Enjoy Your Embossing". Here is how she describes the challenge:
"Make a vintage or shabby chic project of your choice and remember to include some embossing. Use your favourite embossing methods (wet, dry, heat, or any other techniques you want to share) - just enjoy your embossing!"
I have used a couple of types of embossing on this card. I started with some card stock from Staples for my blank and then added a panel of paper from a Maja Designs pad called Vintage Spring Basics.
Next I ran some card stock through a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Victoria, cut it into three strips and inked the edges of each with Dusty Concord Distress Ink before I adhered them to the background.
I stamped the sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's All Occasion Art on a scrap of white card stock with Jet Black Archival Ink, inked the edges with Dusty Concord DI and layered it on top of a panel of another paper from the Maja pad tucking a little strip of venise lace underneath.
The filigree leaves were bronze but I pressed them into a Versamark ink pad and then covered them with Wendy Vecchi's Fern Green embossing powder and heated the powder to melt it. I had done it originally with an old embossing ink pad and the result was mottled but when I did it a second time with the Versamark pad, the result looked like enamel - fabulous.
The flowers were stamped three times with a stamp from the Wendy Vecchi set called Daisy Art onto some Maja paper using Versamark, then sprinkled with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heated. Once dry, I fussy cut the flowers and layered them with pop dots. The top layer was cut between petals and shaped a bit before it was added so the flower would not look so flat.
The bow is made from seam binding that has been dyed with Dusty Concord DI, tied with some burlap string to which I have added a little key charm. I made a little butterfly from Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay and a silicon mold, inked it with Dusty Concord DI and then rubbed some purple wax paste from Jaygot that I have had in my stash for eons. Finally I scattered a few pearls from my stash around.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or Lace
House of Cards - Embossing and/or Color Inspiration (I chose embossing)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Thanks/Gratitude
Sweet Stampin - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delights
Moving Along With The Times - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will get lots of the newest products and the BEST customer service: