Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Who's De-Boss?

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.


  1. I love it, love it, love it!! Wow!!

  2. STUNNING! That's all I have to say!! LOL!

  3. Your card is beautiful, thanks for breaking down the steps.

  4. This turned out so beautiful! You have inspired me to give it a go!! BTW- I am so excited to be swapping with you!! :-)

  5. Just wanted to let you knwo that I visit your blog regularly and love it! You are so talented and inspiring.


  6. you de boss girl, this is beautiful, all your cards are beautiful. I just love visiting you everyday! maybe one of these days you'll actually offer me a coffee? hehehe

  7. I really like your cards and enjoyed looking at your blog!


  8. Another gorgeous creation, Amy! I had thought I didn't need this Cuttlebug folder, but after seeing this card, I think it's lovely!

  9. Wow, Amy this is beautiful! I think I need that cuttlebug folder now!!!

  10. Love this card Amy. I have been agonizing over some baby announcements I plan on doing and when I saw how you attached the ribbon to the diecut I knew then exactly what to do. Thank you once again for the inspiration. I visit your blog everyday and am always "wowed" with what you have done.

  11. Another beauty, Amy! :) I am really loving that Stitched background you been using. Looks great in white!

  12. This is so pretty! Love the colors and your layout, and how you did the debossing! So gorgeous! I was also trying to decide if I liked this new cuttlebug folder - now I see it on your card and I just love it!!

  13. Amy - your card is beautiful!!! Love the pink and chocolate together....and the debossing is fabulous!!!

    I have not tried this technique yet, but I may start out with a smaller image too...it does look like fun!!!

  14. Fantastic card, Amy!
    I love the colors you picked, your double circle, your dry embossing!
    Hugs and smiles

  15. ooh pretty, love the soft colors!


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