Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On The Spot-Embossed Cards

Just a drive-by post to share cards I made for a couple of online challenges. The current A Blog Named Hero challenge to make an embossed card. I pulled out my Bug friend and decided to do a little experimenting.

I decided to create basically the same design with different techniques. I based the cards on this challenge sketch from Lawnscaping Challenges I have this stamp from Hero Arts and this dotted embossing plate. I had a pile of white paper scraps and used mists, inks, etc. to color them. I had mixed results, but I learned a few things along the way...

#1

I am totally in love with the ombre look that is popular lately. I saw this card where Kristina used several colors of embossing powder to create a rainbow. I only have basic powders, so I went with it and used black, silver and white. I then rubbed pink ink over the top and splattered it with a few flecks of water. I think in person it looks kind of 80's acid washed. I recently got a new order of washi tapes from Two Peas.....and I have used them on everything.


#2

I wondered how it would look to emboss patterned paper, and I think I really like it. I've had this little scrap of purple forever, and it looks a little different with the texture. p.s. purple/gray/tan might be my new favorite color combination.

#3 
 
Same thing here. I wanted to see how a brighter pattern would look embossed. I think I like it better on the more subtle pattern, but these colors look great together, so overall I am very happy with it.

#4

I have mixed feelings about this one. I LOVE the banner and sentiments stamps, I love the colors and how they play off the neutral background. But, I think the embossed part looks a little...I don't know, too grungy? Not sure why. Anyhoo, for this one I dry embossed a piece of white and then sprayed it with two colors of Mr. Huey's.
 
#5 
She is my favorite. I love the colors, the dreamy look of the embossed piece with the text background. I love the wood piece (which is a thin piece of veneer that I die cut on My Bug. Oh, and the washi tape ; ). I wet embossed the dots in white, then rubbed pink, coral and yellow inks over the top. I more clothes than I care to admit in these colors, I love them!
#6


I love her too-obviously. This time I dry embossed the white cardstock this time, I LOVE this look! I will definitely do this again
 #7 
I used a similar technique as #6 here, just with different colors.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll come back later to link up the supplies I used, but I need to post this up by the deadline!!

Later,
Michelle
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4 comments:

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

What a collection of fabulous cards! LOVE the colors and beautiful embossed bgs!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!
Hugs, Karin

Lynnette said...

Very cute cards, and I enjoyed seeing the various ways you used the sketch. Thanks for joining the Lawnscaping challenge

Christiana said...

Great cards! The embossing adds such a nice touch. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Laurel said...

FANTABULOUS!!!! Love all the embossing! Thanks for showing us that technique!

Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!