Sunday, February 13, 2011
Inspiration all around
this card was inspired by 3 of the blogs i'm following;
With the tea bag template challenge from Gingersnap Creation i got the idea for the pop up heart. With Studio L3's CC Challenge - Rusted metal provided the background. The Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Embossing gave an idea for a double embossed heart.
The double embossing is done with many layers;
taking a heart shape, emboss it with distress ink in red (i used bard door) and emboss it with matching color then hear it. if you don't get a smooth finish the first time then i suggest you repeat the first step. before you heat emboss (during the 2nd when necessary) stamp the sentiment (mine was "I Love you") this way the stamp removes the embossing powder and when you heat emboss it leaves the part of your sentiment un-embossed. Now comes the tricky part - this step is easy if you have a clear stamp. you need to re ink the sentiment and ink the exact area you left un-embossed. put embossing powder and heat.
(Now, you might ask why i un-embossed a part - this is because those thin lines of the stap won't get nicely stamped and embossed)