This is a card I made for an embossing class the other week. We used the stamp sets Eastern Blooms and Whimsical Words (and a few other stamp sets – I’ll show you soon).
The colours we used are Really Rust, So Saffron and Whisper White. We dabbed a touch of Tombow glue at the centre of each flower in the background and then sprinkled Chunky glitter. Love the bling! I also love the sponged effect around the white embossed flowers, don’t you?
I first became addicted to making cards when I discovered embossing. I think there is a touch of magic to the way embossing powder melts under a heat gun and transforms to a shiny, textured image. So, because I love it, my next class will be on embossing. This is one of the cards we will make, and a handy one too, I reckon! It’s a masculine card, and so handy to have ready for a bloke’s birthday. This card was inspired by this card here on SCS, and the card below is Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White.
And here it is again in Close to Cocoa, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.
Which colour do you prefer?
If the idea of embossing intrigues you, email me today for more details of my class at 7.30pm Friday 29 January 2010.
I recently did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is the card I have submitted. The only condition for the swap was that we use the embossing technique.
So how did I do it? I have embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I have also embossed in gold the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock square. For the rest of the card I have used my Floral background stamp to stamp the Bashful Blue card strip. The ‘little one’ is from Nice & Narrow. The stripy paper is Four Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I have also used Old Olive and Pale Plum cardstock. The prams are coloured using my blender pens and SU chalks with the colours Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Pale Plum. And there are dimensionals everywhere! Finally, I have bordered the different cardstock with Chocolate Chip and three SU gold brads finish off my very first ATC. It is only tiny … 3.5 x 2.5 inches!
This is the first one I had a go at, but I wasn’t as happy with it as the top ATC card 😦
What do you think? Leave a comment! If I made this card again, I would not stamp ‘little one’ inside the pram …
I’m looking forward to seeing what I will get back. I’ll soon have 8 different ATC all using embossing to show off at my workshops and inspire me to create a full sized card!!