Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Rose for You

It's time for another challenge at the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog (4CCC112).  This week, we want to see dry embossing.  Pull out those embossing folders and have fun!!

I used two different dry embossing techniques on my card.  Behind the rose, you can see simple embossing done but running my die-cut cardstock thru the Cuttlebug while inside a Swiss Dot embossing folder.  The pink background is not patterned paper.  I found a wax paper embossing technique on Stamp TV (Cuttlebugged Wax Paper).  I ran a piece of wax paper thru my Cuttlebug while inside a Victoria embossing folder. I then placed the wax paper between two pieces of white cardstock.  I placed the waxed paper sandwich under a towel and ironed for a few seconds until the wax melted onto my cardstock.  I then ran Angel Pink ink all over one of the pieces of cardstock. {The 2nd piece of cardstock can be used on another project or as a back up in case you mess up the first one.  :)  }  After inking to the coverage I wanted, I wiped off the entire piece with a paper towel.  This removed excess ink from the waxed sections. The wax paper acts as a resist and brings out the Victoria pattern.  You can see it a little better in the detail picture below.

A bling flourish and an organdy bow provide lots of femininity to this card.

I colored the rose with copics.  I cut them out before popping them up on pop dots on my embossed and matted panel.  Some Diamond stickles provide some sparkle. 

This card also has some interior decorating.  The Angel Pink ink is light enough that I could have used it as a watermark under the sentiment but I chose to let it shine in the bottom right corner.  A glitter pen gave the butterfly some sparkle.  A border punch gave the inside another feminine touch.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, DCWV
Stamps: The Craft's Meow (rose), SU (Mini Mates), Studio G, Studio 18, Inkadinkado Expressions
Ink:  Memento (Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black)
Embellishments/Tools:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Swiss Dot, Victoria), Cut-Rite wax paper, household iron, Spellbinders (Petite Ovals Large, Petite Scalloped Ovals Small), Prima Say It In Crystals Flourish & rhinestones, Ribbon Trends ribbon, Stickles (diamond), Martha Stewart border punch, Sakura Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star), Copic Markers (YG03, YG05, R81, R83, R85, Colorless Blender)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Whimsy Inspirations #52 - All Things Sparkly (bling flourish, stickles, glitter pen)
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Favorite (This has several favorites: spellbinders dies, layers and sparkle)
Word Art Wednesday #50 - Positive sentiments
52 Card Pickup #41 - make a card
Crafty Friends #8 - Dry Embossing

I hope you'll join in the fun this week and give embossing a try on your card.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I hope you'll come back soon.


Lori Turner said...

Wow girlie! This is gorgeous - love this "wax paper" technique you are talking about - I'm gonna have to try it! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :) WTG!

Diane Noble said...

This is gorgeous, Stephanie! The flowers are beautifully done and your embellishments are purely elegant.

Tamie said...

Simply put this is elegant and totally gorgeous! Tons of wow factor. Totally thought the background was fabby pattern paper but I love the fact that it is dry embossing. I can't wait to try it...way to up the anti on our dry embossing. Thank you so much for enjoying this challenge as much as I do. Simply stunning and sure glad I learned something new today.

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous card!!! love the design and style!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just gorgeous, Steph. Your cards always bless and encourage me, and I thank you so much for sharing them with us at Word Art Wednesday. You never cease to encourage me by sharing your talents. Have a blessed week my friend,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser, Stephanie, this is GORGEOUS!!! There's so much to LOVE about this card! You've done a beautiful job. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, hugs terry xxx

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful! I LOVE all the bling!!

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie. I love all the white space with splashes of pink, the bling and of course the dry embossing.
Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Jo Ann said...

What a great card and love how you framed and glittered that wonderful flower image. Simply amazing! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday and hope to see you in our Challenges every week. Praying for blessings in your life.



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