Archive for the ‘Faux Embossing’ Category
Wonderful Inspiration Challenge (IC268) at Splitcoast today! It’s all about Barbie! I don’t know about y’all, but as a kid, I loved my Barbie dolls. I was such a tomboy that Barbies were one of the only “girly” toys I liked. My sweet aunt Sandy used to make gorgeous, tiny little Barbie outfits for my sis & I every Christmas. I couldn’t wait for Christmas just to see what she’d made for Barbie. I saved them all and put them away then I let my DD play with them when she was young. Later, she saw how much vintage Barbies were selling for and big $ signs cha-chinged in her eyes. Until I brought up the fact that ours would probably not fetch as much due to the Military haircuts she’d given them.
As for my card, I went with Tribute Barbie. I liked the winding flower flourish and the colors. All images are Our Daily Bread designs. On the blue bg, I stamped the butterfly bg image with blue ink and sponged on a couple of colors of blue ink. I used a white gel pen and a blue micron pen to add the highlight/shadow lines for a faux embossed look.
For the woodgrain bg, I stamped the image w/ choc and sponged on choc & sienna inks.
I stamped the butterfly vine twice w/ choc ink and colored them w/ markers & a water brush. I trimmed on a diagonal the right edge of one & cut out some extra butterflies from the other. The trellis was made by punching the lg garden trellis punch, back to back (to make it wide) and then I snipped out some of the internal crossbeams to make my trellis more open. The sentiment was die cut w/ a tag tie that I cut one end then turned the die around and cut the other side so they’d both match.
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stamps: ODBD – Fath, Wood Bg, Butterfly Bg
ink: Ancient Page chocolate, sienna, Kaleidacolor blue breeze
accessories: Tombow markers, water brush, white gel pen, blue Micron pen, MS lattice punch, Spellbinders tag die
Congrats to Laurie (HamiltonGal)! She’s the Featured Stamper today at Splitcost! I chose her Recessed Window box to case. I kept similar colors and a floral image, but I changed it to a side step card and added a few more details.
I also made this as as my second entry for the LSC259. In honor of President’s Day, we were making our cards with a connection to a President. As a native Texan, I saw first hand a lot of Lady Bird Johnson’s efforts to beautify and preserve our natural wild areas, parks and highways. There’s nothing quite as awe inspiring as seeing a field of bluebonnets (the Texas state flower) and Indian paintbrush in the spring.
This is also my second attempt at the TLC257 side step card. I followed the directions but flipped the layout. I used markers direct on the rubber of all images. The blue c/s behind the bluebonnets was embossed w/ a Cuttlebug Stars folder. I embossed a piece of white c/s and cut out a few white stars. The front L shaped blue c/s is my version of faux embossing with punches and die cuts. I did a tutorial for this at Splitcoast, but since it was for the Dirty Dozen, you’ll need to be a Fan Club member to view it. I used a small Texas punch for the blue and after attaching them, spritzed it w/ water and embossed the whole thing w/ a piece of vinyl canvas for a little texture.
The larger, white Texas is an Ellison thin cut die. I used a stars and moon border punch across the top left as well as a pair of scallop scissors.
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stamps: Deadbeat Designs
paper: white, periwinkle blue
accessories: markers, vinyl canvas, sm. Tx punch, med Tx die, Cuttlebug stars embossing folder, Spellbinders tag die, scallop scissors, stars/moon border punch
The Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni have been working really hard to put together 3 days of fantastic challenges. My friend and “roomie” on the Dirty Dozen, Jami (sgtstamper) asked me to make a sample for her challenge on Saturday, July 25.
These are a couple of views of my card, Blue Dragonfly. You’ll need to visit the DTGD09 challenge for details on the challenge, and you’ll need to be a Fan Club member to view it and join in. These great challenges are just one of the wonderful perks you receive for joining the Fan Club.
The dragonflies were stamped and colored w/ Twinkling H2o’s and cut out. I did a second one that I used to attach on top w/ foam tape for a little dimension. The layer they’re on was cut w/ a Spellbinders Labels 3 set. I left the die on top after cutting/embossing and sponged on some lt blue ink. The layer under it was a leftover piece from another project that I painted some H2O’s over the top.
The first blue layer was bugged w/ the Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment was cut out and attached to another piece of the painted bg c/s which was cut w/ the smallest Nestie ovals, just a little off center.
Rhinestones were added to the branch, ribbon across the bottom and the dragonfly charm was attached w/ a rhinestone brad.
Hope to see you in the DTGD challenges! Thanks for stopping by!
stamps: Stampabilities, Stampers Anonymous
paper: white, bashful blue, lt blue textured (DCWV mat stack)
inks: Ancient Page coal, cobalt, neptune, soft baby blue
accessories:rhinestones, dragonfly charm, rhinestone brad, twinkling h2o’s, nestie labels 3 & ovals sets, ribbon, dragonfly punch, foam tape, cb swiss dots folder