This week's challenge at A Blog Named Hero is entitled "Who's the Boss?" and we are asked to use any form of embossing on our project. I used 2 kinds of embossing on my card. First, I chose to score an embossed border around the edges of my card base. I actually chose to use watercolour paper as my base because I wanted the texture for the background that one can get with this type of paper. Next, I stamped my image with Versamark ink on another piece of watercolour paper and used black embossing powder to create a silhouette effect with the forest scene. I used a variety of Distress Inks and my sponge daubers to create a mottled, sunset-like background. Once I was happy with the colour combination, I generously misted the entire piece with water and allowed the colours to blend on their own and left the image to air dry. I just love the depth the colour gave to the background of the trees! Once the paper was completely dry, I trimmed the paper close to the frame of the stamped image and then mounted it on a piece of peacock blue cardstock to punch up the colours. I mounted the image onto my card base using dimensional adhesive squares. To finish off the card, I stamped my sentiment in the lower right-hand corner. Very simple, but elegant I think.
Here is a second card that I made today for the Simon Says Stamp "Put a Stamp on It" Challenge. In addition to using a stamped image, the challenge required the use of washi tape. First I stamped a bunch of poppies in warm colours using "Poppy Combo" by Savvy Stamps. I fussy cut each one of the poppies, leaving a fine white border around each flower. I had the idea in my head that I wanted to have the poppies look like a bunch of flowers tied with a ribbon, so I cut stems and leaves to create the bouquet. I decided to punch heart-shaped matching centres. I used Freckled Fawn Orange Scallop washi tape to form a border down the left side of the card and used a variety of depths of dimensional adhesive to mount the poppies at varying heights. I added a double bow using organdy ribbon to tie the bouquet together. I added a simple sentiment with a tiny flower to dot the "i" in smile. In order to give the card more punch, I used double backgound mats in green, then white mounted on an orange card base. I had great fun making this card.
Until next time,