Today I'll be showing you how to make a fun background using emboss resist and then die-cutting it to create two cards for the price of one.
To create my card, I first embossed the Tropical stamp onto some hot press watercolor cardstock. I like to use hotpress as it's smooth and great for gettting a good impression. I embossed using one of my favorite embossing powders - Metallic Platinum Sparkle. I used my MISTI and left the stamp in place. I then re-stamped and heat embossed in Super Fine Clear Gloss embossing powder.
On a craft mat, I smushed a few Distress Inks and spritzed with water - I used Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Peacock Feathers. I then dunked my embossed piece into the Distress inks and dried with my heat tool on setting one. I re-dunked and dried again.
I die cut the panel with a small rectangle die and then used the 'H' and the 'I' from Altenew's Bold Alphabet to die cut from the rectangle. I set aside the die cut letters. I took the rectangle and adhered it with purple craft foam onto a white notecard.
I adhered the left over die cut letters to purple craft foam. I created some interest on the white card base before adhering them by stamping the large bouquet from the Beautiful stampset by WOW! in pink ink. I also embossed a sentiment from the set in co-ordinating Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder. I popped the letters onto the middle of the bouquet and finished with a few co-ordinating sequins.
I love it when you get two for one! You can use other types of dies for this technique, such as shapes or even frame dies. Have fun!