I hope you’ve enjoyed a lovely weekend!
When I was prepping for yesterday’s video, I stamped and
coloured the complete image before I started videoing. This
enabled me to stamp an image, and show how I coloured
one of the flowers, a leaf and two of the buds real time. I then
said that I’d finish colouring the image off screen once I’d
finished videoing, and that I’d share what I decided to do with
it! Today’s card is the result! I haven’t used this technique
for quite some time, and I’m oh so pleased with the result!
After I’d finished colouring the rest of the image, I dry
embossed the complete layer using the Basket Weave
Dynamic Embossing Folder. As I had painted the image on
one side, I sprayed just the reverse of the layer before
putting it through the Big Shot.
I used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Itty Bitty
Greetings Stamp Set, and punched it out using the Classic
Label Punch. I did consider stamping the image directly onto
the layer before embossing, but decided against this idea.
My concern was that because it’s a small sentiment, it could
get lost once it was embossed, whereas keeping it on its own
makes it stand out beautifully. I also think the Wink of Stella
also shows up more than normal – although still not in the
photgraphs – as it’s sitting in different directions on the
embossed area…………if you know what I mean! ☺
I have one more card to share with you tomorrow using this same
image – another no painting card, sort of! – and then I think
it’ll be time for me to move on!
That’s about it from me today.
I hope you have a lovely week, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Beautiful card, just love the colours x
Many thanks, Annette. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
That turned out really great, didn't it?! It's been a long while since I've done this technique myself! (One tends to lose track or even forget after awhile. At least this one does!) Glad you showed us the "follow up" … and definitely, you made the right choice to not include the sentiment in the embossing … it's really lovely Jan. Like the size too!
Hi, Geraldine. One of the beauties of cardmaking is that there are so many different techniques. The downside is that it's so easy to forget them! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
Jan I love how this card looks after you have coloured the image and the dry embossed it. I would definitely love to CASE this design as I have a batch of birthday cards to do shortly. TFS :O) xxx
Hi, Lorraine. I'd be very pleased if you CASEd this. Dry embossing an image is a great technique! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.