August 31, 2012

Embossed Birthday Card

I wanted to try the heat embossed and then coloured over and wiped clean cards I've seen on the net.  I stamped and heat embossed the design on the raised oval, with some intentional overlap on the card base.  I also stamped and embossed my sentiment.  Either I'm pressing too hard with my sentiment stamps (a real possibility as I'm used to having them not stamp the entire image) or my embossing powder was too thick, because towards the end it's hard to read.  To fix that (not seen in this photo) I over wrote the sentiment with a gold gel pen.  That also makes the sentiment pop more.

As for the ink painting, well again it's not my favourite, though it does bring out the embossed image...

Finally I attached the oval with pop dots and punched the edge of the card.

Cardstock: Recollections
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Floral Flourishes; Kaiser Craft - Birthday
Embossing powder
Ink: Memento
Punch: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice

1 comment:

Patty Froese said...

I love the paper cutting on the bottom!