I finally took the plunge into Stampin' Up!'s dry embossing products, including Light Table (102888), Classy Brass Templates (Floral Frenzy, 111807) and the Empressor Stylus (100716). I'm hooked and you will see more examples and a tutorial in the near future. Beware . . . it's very enabling!
Today's card highlights dry embossing with the Classy Brass Template "Floral Frenzy," the perfect complement to Stampin' Up!'s Eastern Blooms Stamp Set. The Pink Pirouette flowers were stamped on Whisper White card stock. The brass template lines up with this sweet little bloom and very quickly my blooms were "puffed up" by tracing the edges with my stylus. Dazzling! Can it get better? Yeah, baby . . . each flower has a piercing template around it. So many possibilities.
I dotted Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive in the centers of each flower and added a dash of these yummy green micro Beads (Stampin' Up! Green Bead Duo, 110754). TIP: They tend to have the drive to go in many directions (static is to blame) so use a Powder Pal or some sort of tray to tame these wayward guys.
I layered the flower panel on Chocolate Chip card stock (the final color required for today's Splitcoast Color Challenge, CC189–all challenges are listed on my left side bar). The horizontal panel consists of Pink Pirouette Textured card stock over Chocolate Chip, which was shaped along with the bottom with Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Edge Punch. Kiwi/Vanilla Satin Ribbon adds a polished accent. The Whisper White card base is 4.25 x 5.5 with a layer of Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock on top.
The sentiment is from Bella Blossoms. It was stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. I popped it out with the Large Oval Punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock. Corners are clipped with a Ticket Corner Punch and dotted with Pretty in Pink Brads (Soft Subtles Assortment).
Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms, Bella Blossoms
Paper: Kiwi Kiss Textured, Pink Pirouette Textured, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Pink Pirouette
Cool Tools: Classy Brass Template Floral Frenzy, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
The Perfect Touch: Micro Beads (Stampin' Up! Green Bead Duos), Kiwi/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brads (Soft Subtles), Clear Embossing Powder