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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Warm Wishes and Roses Embossed Card

We unloaded the U-Haul, set some furniture up, took the truck back, got groceries, and are finally home again. I can't wait until I can get back to card Making!

Here is another card I made a while back but never uploaded. It was a bit of work, and I was really disappointed with it when I got it done, although it looks better in person than in the photo.

I used a Darice EF with Brilliance Sky blue, and used the letterpress technique to emboss the background. It looked quite pretty, so I matted it with white CS shaded around the edge with the same blue, and mounted it all onto a white card.

I wanted everything on the card to be embossed, but knew I needed something fairly simple because the background was so busy. Then I found this old Sizzix EF in a notebook. It is really meant for Christmas, but since there is no holly or anything on it, I decided it would work for any occasion, so I used the same technique for that, cut around the frame, and mounted it onto a Lacy rectangle from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. It was mounted dimensionally onto the background.

I had a terrible time finding anything I liked with it, and embossed a ton of things I ended up not using. The lesser of the evils was this rose I embossed on a light table using an Anna Griffin Stencil. The stencil is actually a large rectangle, with more roses on the top, but all I wanted was the rose with some kind of a frame. I finally decided to use parts from the big frame on the same stencil, and make them fit the rose. I shaded around the rose and frame with the same blue ink and various shading tools, trying to leave the raised parts white, but it came out messy looking because I couldn't get the ink smooth enough.

Since I had already done so many things I didn't like for the card, and had run out of ideas, I stuck this one on dimensionally and added some Liquid Pearls and called it good. I just wished it had looked as pretty as I had pictured it looking.


Antoinette Voorn said...

This reallu beautiful!! I read your text how you made this card... I have a tip for next time. Y0u can emboss the rose a second time cut that out and put it over the already embossed roseand then go around with the blue ink to shade, when you are done you vcan take the cut-out away and voila!!!, no messy stuff!!!!

Greetz Antoinette

Myrna said...

You are way too hard on yourself. I think this card is absolutely gorgeous.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kathi. Such a lovely shade of blue.

JD said...

I think it beautiful too. You can see all the hard work and time you took with this card...

Angela said...

Are you kidding me! Your card looks like very fine and expensive porcelain! This is beautiful and hard to believe more so in person. TFS

Marisa Job said...

I think this card is gorgeous!! Love it!!