Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kind of Squirrely...

Last week's "Squirrely Challenge" involved double embossing: stamp and white emboss background and then stamp and black emboss image. I was looking for some other backgrounds to use for this technique, and really liked the pattern of an embossing folder. Thus began an experiment:
The embossing folder is a newer Tim Holtz/Sizzix one (came in a set - might have been Spring). I embossed the white panel with the folder. I used my Versamark pen to color the raised areas and white embossed. I did this a section at a time for best coverage. After embossing and allowing to set, I sent the panel through my Big Shot to flatten it out. (My first test did not turn out well as the image was raised too high to get a good stamped image). Then, I black embossed the butterflies and completed the card. The sentiment and punch is from Stampin' Up. I few extra steps, but I now know another use for my embossing folders!

4 comments:

Julie said...

Wow, very cool technique! I am going to give this a try!

nancy y said...

oh, nifty little spin on the technique! Now I have more backgrounds to use, yeah!

Jennifer said...

Cool idea, Connie. Thanks for the tip. The card is lovely.

Connie Lutz said...

Thanks,Ladies - just a way to use tools differently.