Sunday, 17 July 2011

Dryembossed papertechnique

Hope you are having a wonderful summer. I just got back from a vacation to Mallorca with lots of inspiration. I originally wanted to make a "usual" card, but started playing with an idea. This technique took me about 5 minutes to come up with and about 20 minutes to finish the whole card. Don't you just love when everything goes right? Haven't had that in a while :)

The image I've been playing with is one of the first ones from sweetpea, plate 18.

What I did was dryemboss  a piece of white paper (I use to stamp on) with a cuttlebug folder. I used the one with little dots. I then inked up my stamp in black ink and stamped it off on the backside of the embossed paper. You want to stamp where the dots are sunk in, otherwise you won't get a clear image. Then I coloured the all of the image in twinkling H2Os. I only have 3 colours, but it was just perfect. Don't use to much water, because what happens is that the sunk in dots will stay white while the details of your image are coloured. Finally I attached the image to another embossed panel - this time leaves and added a coloured butterfly in the corner. It's very simple, and I like the organic look. The dots also work beautifully with this image. All the colours are shimmering, although it was a bit hard to photograph.

Hope you got inspired and are having a great day.


ABC challenge - Past challenges: V is for violet (from may 25:th 2011)
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend - wings and things
Stamptacular - animal antics

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Cheryl said...

oh love this just love the color tones,on this love cheryl xxxx

Céline said...

fab card love the combo
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline SSC DT

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card with beautiful colors.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Kasia said...

Love the theme and the colours! I love it when everything goes right! ;)


uksharon said...

Fabulous colours.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Angélique said...

Great card! Thanks for the comment on my blog *lol*
Believe me, the concert was just fab :) Felt like a 16 year old again... oh yeah! And they were giving concerts in Europe, I went to Amsterdam, I'm from The Netherlands :)
Still having the "need" to see them in Germany though..haha... if you can get tickets to see them next week... do it! It was the best concert I've ever been to (and have been to quite a few, including the lads solo). Oh yeah... a true "Thatter" here ;)