Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Quick "Hi" and Embossing Technique

I had some inspiration the other day while browsing through Pinterest. Love that place, I could spend my entire day there. 

I found some tutorials on different ways to use your dry embossing.
This one tutorial caught my eye so I decided to make a postcard with the technique.


First thing you do is grab an embossing folder and a piece of patterned paper


Once your paper is embossed, you take a brayer and some embossing ink and ink up the raised portions
Using clear embossing powder you heat set the raised portions of your card stock

Once that was done, I used distress ink to go over my entire piece of paper


This is the outcome once your done with your inking, I kept going over and over it until most of my background was covered with black


Then I took a baby wipe and wiped off the ink from the embossed portions making those areas pop


I added some green paper for my backed piece some fibers, ribbon and a stamped image
My stamped image is from Stampotique called:
Carrot - by Jill Penney
and I colored her with copic markers

This is my finished postcard




Loving the texture and contrast in the background, this is a really nice technique. I think next time I might try using paint instead of the distress ink
Thanks again for stopping by, have a super day!!
Cheers!

4 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this dry embossing technique, Claudine. I need to make a card tomorrow, and will definitely try this! Love the black against all that color. Now, I can't imagine using anything else, but might try other colors, too! Thanks for this inspiration today! Mwah! KayW

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  2. Good technique, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it.

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  3. Great to see this technique used with patterned card stock. I really need to get a machine to emboss. I love Pinterest, like you spend hours just looking.

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