At 45, I picked up my first stamp and that was it: Now, I can throw the word ‘ephemera’ around with confidence, yet struggle with inappropriate feelings for chipboard. I'm not very polished and I'm still trying to get the hang of 'winning friends and influencing people', but for some crazy reason, this papercraft thing and I FIT! My kids are covered with glitter, my husband wonders how you injure yourself with Stickles, but we all agree on this: I'm a MUCH better person when I'm here!
Monday, February 17, 2014
My Mum's Craft Shop-Emboss, Emboss, Emboss!
Our DT theme this week is embossing. Our sponsor, My Mum's Craft Shop, is wanting to see your embossed entries! I love dry embossing...it's a big impact for mere seconds of work.
But I think it's also fun to make embossing the main part of your card, when possible. Here, I used SU! Soft Suede paper and took Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and stamped randomly with my blending tool. Then, I ran it through my Big Shot using Cuttlebug's Tiny Mosaic EF. Taking VersaMark and rubbing it over the top, I then put clear embossing powder all over it and heat embossed for that shiny, leather-like look. After that, it was 2 leather thongs knotted and topped with a western style brad, underneath a Copic colored pic from my SU! Wild, Wild, West set and I've got a bang up look, people!! Again....easy.
Oh, Lord-this lazy thing is working out WAY too well!
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SU! Soft Suede and Basic Black paper
SU! Wild, Wild, West stamps
Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic EF
Clear embossing powder
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Great "manly" card! Love the western and leather look!ReplyDelete
Lovely card Carmen, I love the background, it looks so tactile, it makes you want to touch it!ReplyDelete
Fab card Carmen, I love the leather look of that background :)ReplyDelete
That embossed background has so much depth and shine. It is fantastic. The image works perfectly with the background.ReplyDelete
Carmen i just adore yur card.....cowboys....oh memories of being at the Odean cinema shouting for the cowboys or indians......but such a lovely card.....ReplyDelete