Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Double embossing technique for a poppy card

Here's another technique to try with your Big Shot embossing folders - double embossing.

The background paper has been dry embossed in the Big Shot and then heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

Stamp set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Ink: Versamark
DSP: Sunny Garden
Punches: Fancy Flower, 1-3/4" Circle, 1" Circle
Satin Ribbon: Basic Black
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper
Other: Black EP
Tools: Big Shot, Crimper, Brayer

The card base is an A6 portrait of Poppy Parade which was matted with a layer of Basic Black card. The Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder was brayered with Versamark ink on one side and a large mat of Sunny Garden DSP was inserted about halfway into the folder and run through the Big Shot. Black EP was applied over the Versamark and then heat embossed to create the double embossed effect. The sentiment was stamped in the top right corner with Versamark and also heat embossed with Black EP. Sticky Strip was applied across the centre and Basic Black Satin ribbon ruffled along it. This was then adhered direct to the front of the card. Three Fancy Flowers were punched from Poppy Parade card, spritzed with water and crumpled then left to dry. The leaves were made by punching two 1-3/4" Circles of Certainly Celery then reinserting them in the punch and punching a crescent moon from one side of each to create a leaf shape. They were folded in half and run through the Crimper for extra texture. The three flowers were layered together directly, offsetting the petals, then the leaves were adhered behind and a 1" Circle of Basic Black adhered to the centre. The whole flower was popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

A little more involved than straightforward embossing of either kind but worth the effort I think.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

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