Welcome back to our September CAS Mix Up Challenge ” reminder for embossing with dies”. I am your host this month! Don’t forget to head over to the blog for more inspiration from our special guest Mac and the awesome design team, plus some fun videos 😉
For this first card, I inked up the PB Sun Fire die with some leaf green archival ink, before dry embossing. Depending on your die cutting tool, some fine tuning may be necessary before starting. I discovered that my Spellbinders’ Platinum worked best with two embossing mats and the 3D embossing plate. This made it possible to emboss without cutting through the paper. Then out came the colouring pencils, guided by a google search image of an oriental lily. I know the stamens should stem from the middle, but hey I liked the clean colouring. This was partially die cut and adhered to the hot pink backing. Was I nervous, YUP! But it was worth the risk 😀 Clear Nuvo drops were applied to the stamens. The little die cut tag was stamped “Du fond du coeur” and a little heart was added.
For the second card, the PB rose die was inked up with Versafine black and dry embossed. Using my grey colouring pencils I shaded the whole flower. I then clear heat embossed. Many ask me how I clear heat emboss my die embossed cards. All I do is make a stencil of the die with printer paper, line it up with my image and using the Versamark cube, (to stay in control and sometimes using the pen), ink up the sections I want to heat emboss. Finally I stamped an IO French script stamp with grey ink, matted the piece on black linen card stock and I was done.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you in the gallery, HUGz,