Monday, June 3, 2013


Hi Everyone! Holly here with a technique I hope you enjoy.
Begin with embossing two pieces of cardstock. Retro Circles embossing folder.
Trim one of the pieces, keeping in mind where it will match up over the bottom layer. This will be explained better as we go. :)  Next, add colour. Peeled Paint & Faded Jeans Distress inks.
Distress ink with a bit of water was brushed on the raised areas. Dry thoroughly.
Now run this piece through your machine again but place it outside of the embossing folder. I also  put one piece of paper over the piece before I ran it through. This flattens the cardstock and gets it ready for the stamping. Nature Quotemarks. The stamp was inked up, stamped twice on scrap paper then the third stamping was on the painted design. Repeat this to cover the piece. We want a very subtle look here.
After matting, the piece is laid over the bottom embossed piece, matching up the painted design, with the embossed design. Attach to your base card. Stamp, die-cut and mat your sentiment, then adhere to your card. Happy Father's Day stamp.
I've kept the design very simple to show the technique better. I hope you try it and add all your own wonderful touches.
Thank you for looking!


Shirley said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card, Hollly.

Janet L. said...

Great idea!

Janice said...

What a great idea, subtle and very, very effective.
Thanks for sharing.

Yogi said...

interesting. you do come up with some interesting techniques. Thanks a bunch and have a great day.

Robyn said...

I do want to try this- I'm confused about how you ran the embossed painted sheet through again. In your embossing sandhich without the folder? on top of the folder?

Holly said...

Hi Robyn- just put the painted piece on top of the folder, not in it. This will flatten it. Sorry about the confusion.

Robyn said...

I tried it! very fun!!!

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