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!!