It is the Holiday Weekend! HAPPY July 4th. We have a few plans so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to make room to have some fun…and I am giving myself permission to play with retired stamp sets.
WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Double Embossing, SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS006 and I chose CARDZ 4 GUYZ CHALLENGE (#274) – TRAVEL for my theme.
Here is the result:
Note: I flipped the sketch 90 degrees and left off one element – the cross strip / ribbon because this was a masculine card and it didn’t seem to suit.
Technique: Double Emboss: Essentially you dry-emboss your paper (cardstock or patterned paper), then you add Versamark ink to the elevated or embossed bits by lightly tapping the ink or lightly dragging it across and then add Embossing Powder and heat-set with a Heat Tool.
For this project, I cut the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper – Gray Stone Slate pattern (2¼” x 5½”) and dry-embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Side Note: I sprayed the DSP with some Isopropyl Alcohol to soften the paper before embossing because I did not want the paper to crack.
I lightly tapped the embossed ridges with Versamark ink and added White Embossing Powder. Knocked off the excess and brushed away stray powder with a fine-tipped paint brush. I then heat-set the powder. I then trimmed the piece to the required size (2” x 5¼”). My aim was to mimic stone tiles often found in European streets and/or sidewalks.
- Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic Gray cardstock. Using the Stamparatus Tool, I added the image from the retired Post Script Background stamp with matching Basic Gray ink. I like how the postage stamp ephemera looks like stamps in a passport.
- Sentiment Label: (2⅛” x 2⅞”) In Good Taste Designer Series Paper – Gray Stone Slate pattern. The Shoe Print image from the retired Daring Adventure stamp set was stamped across the DSP using Basic Gray ink. The sentiment, Life is either a…, from the same stamp set was stamped in Versamark and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
- Accent Mat: (2¼” x 3”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
- Shape: (1¾” x 1½”) Very Vanilla cardstock scrap. The Suitcase image from the retired Traveler stamp set was stamped with Basic Gray ink and then fussy cut with Paper Snips.
To complete this card, I chose a Very Vanilla card base (8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”). A very masculine tone-on-tone treatment in the Gray and Vanilla. I like how it turned out.
Do your Summer plans include any Travels?
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!
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