Sunday, November 23, 2014

Embossed cards

Here's the third card we did in the Embossed cards class, this cardstock is a matte stock, but has a shimmery feel too it, so it's somewhere between glossy and matte.   Definitely slick surface, but not the same slickness that I typically see in glossy cardstock, more like the slickness that I might see on posterboard.  In this card you emboss the cardstock, THEN trim it into multiple pieces first.  Then take each piece and carefully rub ink across it.  The flatter that you keep the ink and the pad, the less ink you have go into the white area.  Color each piece in a different color.  Also the papers to dry and then reassemble them onto the card front.  It does look amazing when done, as it looks like somehow you just did the colors and embossing in a much more complicated manner. 

You can also do a much more complicated design.  First take your embossed image, turn it over, draw out the lines on the back (for example make a round circle with eight pie pieces) then number them 1-8 in order.  Do all this very lightly with a pencil.  Now you can trim with scissors or a cutter....color the odd numbers in orange color the even numbers in yellow...what an awesome sun spiral!! Any embossed image would be great like that....hmmm, we should all try this idea and share.

Any challenge takers?

11 comments:

  1. Hi Holley this is a fantastic card I love the colours you have used. Hugs Jackie

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  2. I love this technique - great card, love those colours!
    xx

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  3. Beautiful card and great technique.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Great card. Always nice to see something a little different to the norm. So clean and effective.
    xx

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  5. Fabulous design, colour and detail Holley.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. A brilliant technique Holley and a fabulous card. I love the effect of the differently coloured panels x

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  7. Love the way you can use the same embossed design and use different inks to change the colors!

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