Thursday, May 19, 2011

Color and Emboss

I did this card last week but didn't get a chance to show it to you.  I used this technique that Joan shared with us for the Technique Lover's Challenge.  Basically, you color your embossing folder before you emboss your design.

I used the colors from last week's color challenge, also at SCS.  The colors were Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery and So Saffron with White or Vanilla.  We could add a flower for dessert.

I used the new Flower Garden Embossing folder.  You can find it on page 24 of the Summer Mini catalog.  I used markers to color the debossed side of the folder and ran it through the BIG GUY.  I touched it up a bit with the markers and a blender pen since the colors were so light that they didn't show up well.  To do it again, I would use much brighter colors.

Card Recipe
Ink:  SU Markers (Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Certainly Celery)
Paper:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF & Flower Garden EF, Ticket Corner Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon

This card is a little larger than normal. It measures 4 1/2" x 6 3/8" and fits in the large envelopes that Stampin' Up! used to sell.  I wish they still sold them.  I really like this size.

I've been busy making baby thank you notes for DD Baby Shower this weekend.  I find that they're a welcome gift for the expectant mother. They're almost finished and I'm hoping to get a chance to stamp for fun tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit.  I really appreciate all the comments I've received today.




Sarah C. said...

Beautiful card! What a clever idea to color before embossing. Can't wait to see the thank you cards. I know K will appreciate them. :)

Emily Keaton said...

I really like the soft coloring that this technique gave your pretty embossed image. A lovely card, Bonnie!

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Vicky Hayes said...

Goodness me! I never thought to use markers on my embossing folders to produce a multi-coloured embossed image! You are a constant inspiration Bonnie!

Benzi said...

This is a wonderful technique but I didn't get to play that challenge...too bad. Your card is just so pretty.
For sure, I think an expectant mother would love to have a bundle of thank you notes. Good for you.