Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun with Embossing

Hey there!! I'm so excited to share today's card! First because I get to show off two of my all time favorite Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets and second because I get to share an embossing technique that I picked up at an online class last week!

I've been embossing for years (the first time I learned how to emboss, I embossed anything I could get my hands on! LOL!) but I confess that sometimes I tend to only emboss the same 'ol way. When I attended an online class last week, I learned a few quick and easy tricks, like embossing with clear powder on top of a printed paper. I puffy hear this look!!

Once the image, grass from the Serene Silhouettes set, was embossed I covered the entire piece of designer paper with Distress Inks and then buffed the excess ink off of the embossed area. Cool, huh? And then...I embossed this little butterfly, from the Flowers in Bloom set, with black embossing powder. To color the butterfly? Another fun trick...Add Distress Ink to a craft sheet and include a small dab of Perfect Pearls. Mist with water, grab your paint brush and paint away! The finished butterfly has a lovely pearl appearance...very, very cool!

Since the front of my card didn't include a lot of space for a sentiment I decided to add a small piece of the designer paper to the inside, along with a few stamped image and the sentiment. Oh, and the sketch is this week's Splitcoast sketch challenge!

Hope you enjoyed today's card and why not give some of these embossed techniques a try!!

8 comments:

Janette said...

very pretty card Kim! I love the technique and will have to give it a try.

Janette said...

very pretty card Kim! I love the technique and will have to give it a try.

Janette said...

very pretty card Kim! I love the technique and will have to give it a try.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the technique, I just started embossing and I have been embossing everything!!! Now I have a new way to emboss everything!!! :)

maryr917 said...

very pretty card kim-thanks for the tips on embossing-I want to try it

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Kim! Thanks for sharing all the fabulous embossing tips!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Kim. Love the emboss resist technique!

Beate said...

Oh...that's gorgeous! I so need to get that set.
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