Hey there, crafters! It’s time again to have a last minute entry into Virginia’s View challenge. This month’ topic is “Embossing” in all its glorious forms and of course, I had to go for something difficult again (why oh why can’t I do simple stuff? I blame Jennifer McGuire who also always experiments.).
This time, I used a die to emboss my paper. It’s a technique that I absolutely love, because it allows you to stretch your dies and get so much more milage out of them.
First, I embossed the word with the die into the paper. I know that some people use a self made solution of card stock or paper to achieve the embossing effect and to not cut the paper. I tried that, got frustrated, and finally sprang for a special mat from Sizzix and it’s well worth every cent. So there.
Next, I die cut a mask from masking paper, which I applied exactly over the embossed word. Next, I grabbed the matching stamp and offset it slightly so it would create a shadow effect behind the embossing. If you don’t have a matching stamp but enough patience, you could draw a shadow with a pen.
The floral image was rock N rolled 😉 Just means I dipped it into two ink pads before stamping to get the nice gradient. If you want to see the technique in action, check out the video here.
And because I’m a glutton for punishment, I then used my Stamp-A-Majic to stamp the background pattern on the card base. And yes, you have to stamp the entire card, even if you only see the border … but it was totally worth it, if I may say so. Finally, I threw on some sequins by Pretty Pink Posh for the sparkle and I was done.
Hope you enjoyed the card, thanks for stopping by and commenting!