Hi everyone! Paula here. I think most everyone will agree with me that this year’s “long” winter has ran it’s course. In having a bit of hope for warmer weather, bright colors and even flowers, I wanted to make a card that had a little of these things (even though snow is still coming down).
Let’s get started!
Start by stamping image over entire piece (I used 3 3/4″x5″ because I planned to have a mat behind this on a 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ base.
As mentioned in my card title, this is a dual-embossed. I only mean that I am using an embossing folder for dry embossing PLUS embossing powder for wet embossing (later in instructions). I like to add a little dimension by taking my ink pad and inking up the inside of the embossing folder. I just randomly ink – leave some areas without ink, while others a bit heavier coverage. Place the stamped image in the inked folder. Run it through the Big Shot.
As you will notice, I have a tendency to try distressing most things, so I grab sandpaper. Run it over the image multiple times. This takes the top edge of ink and leaves a white (or whatever cardstock you’re using) to pop through.
Just realized that I didn’t take a photo of the next step I did –but I used the Limelight ink pad and ran it all around the outside edge of the image. Once inking it up, I sanded more along the edges.
Using the EZ-De’s 2″ Flourish ABC’s, I stamped HI using Aquamarine I immediately sprinkled clear embossing powder, and embossed with heat gun. I hand-cut the individual letters. Using a file, distress the edges of each of the letters. I chose to have them look a bit “messy”, to contrast a bit to the background. Using a sponge, I then added a little Sunshine to the edge of the letters.
Using some Prima flowers, and Unity Ann Butler Faux Quilted 1″ Leaves All Over stamps, I did a little background on one of the stamps. Layer the flowers.
Final is to put all the layers together. I added a bit of twine as well.
I hope you enjoy the card! AND I hope it brings a bit of brightness to your day! Have a great day!