H there everybody. This is the last Rudolph Days Challenge for this year which is run by Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo and I have enjoyed being on the Design Team so thank you Mo for asking me. I found a technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog which I thought I would try. It is a technique for using versamark on your dies and dry embossing them and then heat embossing to bring out the thin lines of the die. See how to do it here.
Used on the Card:
A freebie Marianne Creatables Bauble die, I think it came with a magazine last year.
An embossing folder from Crafters Companion called A Little Bit Nordic, this is its first outing.
Versamark Pad and Pen.
WOW Opaque White Embossing Powder.
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles.
A spray of Silver Mica Powder and some water.
Snippets of White and Dark Green Card.
Stick It Adhesive.
Britannia Sentiment Die.
I started with the Distress Inks smooshed on to a snippet of white card using the water/silver mica spray which gave the finished piece a lovely shimmer, which probably doesn't show up terribly well in the photo. I did darken the edges with extra Pine Needles using some blending foam.
After drying with a heat tool I used some talc to dust my die and also the background before using the Versamark on the die and dry embossing it. I then heat embossed using the white embossing powder. I then used a Versamark pen for the thread and also heat embossed with the white powder. I did give the whole piece a final spritz with the mica spray. I then layered this on to a snippet of green card.
I found another snippet of white card and embossed it with the CC folder and coloured with the Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Inks. I did have to cut it down a bit as I wanted to have a nice band of white base card showing round the edge. I then layered this on to a snippet of green card.
I finished by layering up on to the white base card and die cutting a sentiment from a snippet of dark green card which I first covered with Stick It adhesive.
I did have one or two dry runs at the technique which takes a bit of practice but Jennifer does explain it very well and I think the result looks quite pretty.
Thank you for looking at my blog today. I'll see you soon.
I am entering the following challenge:
Uniko Challenge No 38 - Christmas.