Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Alumni Team’s bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. You may want to start at the ODBD Blog so you won’t miss a thing! This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD embossing plates!
Embossing plates are a little different from embossing folders, but there are a number of techniques to really show them off. I love distressing the embossed card stock with a sanding block to bring out the little embossed fish. I made sure to use a white core card stock so that when embossed and sanded, the embossed fish would really show up. Before I embossed it, I also added a little ink to the c/s and afterwards, I really roughed up the edges.
I paired the embossed fish panel with this wonderful new ship from Surging Sea and sentiment from Smooth Sailing. Water colors were used on thin water color paper (think kid’s w/c pad), then the image was stamped and bleached. Since I was into distressing, I continued on w/ roughing up the edges and even tore a bit off one corner. The sentiment was die cut w/ a little pennant die and also distressed. The white x’s on the orange dp were added w/ a white gel pen. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: ODBD – Surging Sea, Smooth Sailing
|Paper: thin water color paper, blue textured (DCWV mat stack), teal, orange dp (Basic Grey -Lauderdale collection)
|Ink: Ancient Page coal & calypso blue
|Accessories: Spellbinders nested pennants die, ODBD Fish embossing plate, Peerless water colors, bleach & acrylic paint brush, Tombow markers, water brush, sanding block, Grand Calibur, white gel pen