Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bringing Out the Gold

Die cutting "Merry" in gold brought out the fine lines of gold in the patterned paper.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

To Finish the Bow...

I adhered the holly sticker to a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut it. This gave the sticker more weight and allowed me to use Glossy Accents to stick the embellishment to the ribbon bow.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Using Two Images

I stamped and heat embossing two images with white embossing powder on white paper. Subsequently, I coloured the images with Distress Ink. The leaves were coloured with a Distress Marker. One whole image was used for the base and parts of the second image were cut and adhered directly on top of the first image.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Creating an Embellishment with a Sticker

I adhered the gift sticker to a piece of cardstock and then cut it out to give the image the weight of an embellishment.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Faux Paneling

I created this background paper by first scoring it ever half inch. Then I put a piece of Fun Foam in my Woodgrain embossing folder to create a woodgrain stamp. I inked the foam with Distress Ink and then carefully laid the cardstock on the inked surface.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tinted Moulding Paste

Though I haven't gotten any of the new Tim Holtz layering stencils, I thought I would try the moulding paste with an old stencil. I coloured the paste with some Distress Peeled Paint, stirring the mixture in a disposable plastic cup. In this case, I felt that the embossing didn't stand out enough from the patterned paper, so I gave the bottom left hand corner of the card front a few shots of Glimmer Mist. I blotted the excess mist off of the embossed image. Perhaps a darker shade of a mist would have provided more contrast between the leaves and the background paper.