Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Something Different Valentine

Good Evening Girlz!

I headed to my rubber room tonight after doing some painting downstairs in the war zone.  Things should be dry enough to bring my great stuff home again!!

Back to tonight's post! 

I picked up a new embossing folder (errr... 2 actually) and decided to try this one out.  It is by Craft Concepts and called Celine.  It has hearts and on one side you can use a large circle punch or stamp, etc.  This is what I did with it and I will give you the steps below...Actually, IRL it looks like and feels like leather!  Go figure...

First off I cut red cardstock the size of the embossing area on the folder.  It looked pretty neat so wanted to accent the raised areas and did that with Distress Festive Berries.  The embossing looked fabulous but.. why stop there?!  lol  Yes, I brought out the clear embossing powder and lightly put that on so it stuck only where I put the Distress ink.  Looked really neat so...
I looked through my drawers.. the craft room kind, and saw some Antique Bronze Distress stain that I hadn't tried before so thought what the heck and lathered that over it all and immediately toweled some off.  Now it even looked neater so what the heck...add more clear embossing powder!  That was where I stopped though.  I was finally happy with the result!
For the circular area to the right I grabbed some dark brown cardstock and using the VersaMark pad I stamped the sentiment and birds then heat embossed them with ultra fine Ranger Gold embossing powder.  I still needed something so I used Distress Walnut to darken the edges and then... yes, Victoria, I used clear embossing powder on the distressed edges.  Mahvelous!! 
Here is a close up of the embossing although I couldn't get the camera to take a picture of how it really looks.  I guess the bronze areas reflected the light which made it all orange.  But, you get the idea!  Argghh.. I just noticed once again that my watermark is sporting the wrong year still!  Should be 2013!

The recipe is:

Stamp - Michaels dollar bin
Embossing folder - Craft Concepts / Celine
Paper - Recollections
Inks - VersaMark, Distress Walnut Stain, Distress Festive Berries
Ranger embossing powder - Gold and Clear

Thanks for looking!




Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sheree well you are certainly busy creating there and so love the way you tumbled from one thing to another to see what you could do! looks so great and thought leather before I read it :D Shaz in Oz.x

Gail said...

So cool!
How do you get a water mark on your stuff!?

Gail said...

So cool!
How do you get a water mark on your stuff!?

Linda w said...

This is fabulous Sheree, and it looked just like embossed leather when i saw it come up in my Reader. Inspiring. Hugs lin

Victoria said...

Great job Sheree! It looks amazing!

Victoria said...

Great job Sheree! It looks amazing!

Merry said...

This is beautiful...love the embossing.

sharron said...

Sheree congrats to you and your family. Your card is so great. Nice embossing. Your card tells the story.