Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I mentioned already that this week's debossing challenge on SCS wasn't working very well for me. It wasn't the technique that gave me fits, but the small matter of incorporating it into a card. The technique is actually pretty cool and very easy.
It definitely doesn't show up well in my photo, so let me list my steps. First I colored the stamp with markers, the stem in chocolate and the petals in blush blossom. I stamped on vellum card stock and dried the ink with a heat tool. On the reverse side of the vellum I used a stylus to outline the stems and then to trace over all the lines that make up the flower petals. I colored in the petals with blush blossom. Back on the front side, I added glitter to the flowers with a clear spica glitter pen. I trimmed out the image and adhered it to the scallop circle underneath with a tiny amount of adhesive on the back side of the brown stems. The circle underneath has a layer of vellum overtop the certainly celery circle.
I will say that trimming out the image kind of takes away from the debossing; however, those pale flowers were getting lost on the card, so I need to give them some definition.
If you have any questions, please ask!
For any visual learners: the technique challenge host, Linda Black, has a tutorial with pictures on her blog.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Stitched
Paper: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Blush Blossom Chocolate Chip, White craft
Accessories: vintage brads, 1/4" circle punch, chocolate wide satin ribbon, sponge daubers, dimensionals, vellum card stock, stylus, classic and scallop circle nestabilities (by Spellbinders), diamonds in the rough embossing folders (Cuttlebug)
Supplies by Stampin' Up unless otherwise indicated.