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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Embossing resist and custom paper

This month we are focusing on favorites and I've got plenty of favorites on this card. I used my favorite technique, embossing resist. I also used another of my favorites for the sentiment, negative die cutting. 

I started out by stamping this months featured stamp (De-Vine, another of my favs) with Versamark embossing ink on watercolor paper and embossed it with White Pearl Embossing powder. It looks great as a resist and gives a lovely shimmer. I knew I wanted to use this months featured embossing powder, Calypso, so I used colors that would match it when I colored the background. I used distress ink on a craft mat to color the background, spritzed some water and smooshed the stamped paper in it a few times until I liked the look. It turned out really pretty. 


I die cut the sentiment out of the background and mounted it with foam squares on black cardstock to make it pop. I also adhered the in-between shapes to the sentiment. I made my own custom glitter paper by embossing strips of paper for the sides. I embossed each two times to make the powder cover and be extra glittery. It's soooo pretty! I also embossed a banner with the word birthday from the everyday sentiment set using white embossing powder on black cardstock. I really like this card and hope you do too! 

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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful and classy, love the colours and embossing, looking great!!!

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  2. love your card...and the calypso EP looks fantastic

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  3. Love the negative die-cutting too... The background is lovely in colour and design. Very striking card.

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  4. I am being so inspired by the cards this week & this beauty is no exception! 2nd reminder today to use my DIs more (they have bn neglected somewhere). Yr background is absolutely gorgeous & the negative die cutting is such a cool impact! Really really lovely ideas. C☺

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  5. A stunning project. Beautiful colours and design. Love it. x

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