Friday, May 11, 2012

Dream the Embossible Dream

We love that embossing offers so many creative opportunities ... because there's nothing more fun than playing with paper & ink.

Here is our second round of embossed designs:
Stef says, "One of things I like best about making holiday cards all year long is the chance to play and experiment ... because if something doesn't work, there's no pressure ... I just try again.  One of my co-workers reminded me this week that often there must be failure before you can truly recognize success.The background for this card involved lots of inky play (you can see it before I covered it up here).  I stamped the Hero Arts Florentine Pattern background in Versamark on top of red holly designer paper & clear embossed.  Next I sprayed with copper glimmer mist, but after drying, I didn't get the contrast I was hoping for, so I inked and inked (wiping with baby wipes in between) until the non-embossed flourishes showed-up against the background design.  
Next I thought ... I wonder if I could pressure emboss glitter paper?... turns out the answer is a resounding *YES* with a very cool effect.  I also learned that EAD Rub-on sentiments will adhere to ink embossed surfaces (another creative win).
The sketch is from 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown."

Lauren says, "having gone wild with powders, potions and inks last week, this time i'm re-ensconced in my 'comfort zone' with layers and layers (and LAYERS) of pretty paper! i grabbed this week's awesome card patterns sketch, a couple of cuttlebug embossing folders, and *seven* different  patterns, and went to town in a more traditional--but still hopefully fun and vibrant--way. my favorite bit is the pressure embossed vines on the oval panel which i highlighted with some shimmery chalks and then outlined with a super-fine-tipped pen to give it a little more weight."

We hope you're having fun embossing with us.  Remember, you have until Wednesday, May 16th at 5:00 pm EST to link-up your creations ... use keyword JB12-10 if you upload to galleries (including our Flickr Gallery).


Rose said...

two more stunning cards girls :)

stef: where are the bells from??

Electra said...

You two have THE BEST cards EVAH!
I got mine done under the wire. Thanks for this theme!