Want a simple way to create the "wow" appeal of dry embossing in a fraction of the time? This week's Splitcoast Technique Challenge (TLC183) offers the simple basics to achieve this look. I also incorporated Splitcoast Sketch Challenge (SC191) and Color Challenge (CC181: Kraft, Basic Black, Rose Red) into this card. TIP: All Daily Splitcoast Challenges are listed on my right side bar for your convenience.
The Kindred Spirits stamp was inked in Whisper White Craft ink and stamped on Kraft card stock. TIP: I used a heat gun to speed the drying process of the craft ink
The same stamp (it's a two sided stamp . . . don't be confused 🙂 was cleaned and reinked in Sahara Sand. I snugly fitted the imaging sheet into the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig and slid (again fitted against the Stamp-a-ma-jig corner) the inked overlay image onto the imaging sheet.
The stamped imaging sheet is positioned on top of the Whisper White image, slightly off of lining up. TIP: This is a critical step in creating the shading that mimics embossing.
Carefully remove the imaging sheet making sure not to move the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Ink the stamp again in Sahara Sand and use the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the overlay.
I cropped and embossed the image using Nestabilities Rectangles and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (on sale 9/2). Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig one more time, the sentiment was layered onto the image. The Basic Black scalloped mat also was created using Nestabilities Rectangles. The charm of Black Gingham Ribbon provides a soft balance.
The background panels are Rose Red and Whisper White card stock. Both receive some dazzling texture using a Big Shot and Birds and Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder (yes, they work in the Big Shot). They are layered on Basic Black and a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Kraft card stock.
The final touch is a row of Rose Red Brads (Rich Regals), lined up obediently using a Paper Piercer and Template.
Here's a link to my complete Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Sample Gallery.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Sets: Kindred Spirits
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft Ink, Sahara Sand
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Long Rectangles, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch: Black Gingham Ribbon, Rose Red Brads (Rich Regals)
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items listed above are current in Stampin' Up!'s Fall Winter 2008 Idea
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