Thursday, November 4, 2010

Attempt at embedded embossing



I have to say I REALLY LOVE this card! I'm glad I completed my attempt because it was a bit discouraging to see the results of this technique at first.

This card is a combination of challenges. There are so many great challenges out there and I hate to miss them - so when I can I combine a few (then I don't have to think so hard about what/how to create!)

Challenge #1 - Technique Lover's Challenge at Splitcoast - A brand new technique called embedded image! I chose a flower image and stamped multiple times with daffodil delight on a white paper. I versamarked the whole piece of paper and embossed with clear 3 times (my clear embossing powder has flecks of other colors in it, but I really liked the effect for this challenge). Then I tried stamping in versamark and red and clear embossing the butterfly overtop the background, but it only showed a faint red smudge. Then I tried stamping the butterfly again with versamark and embossing with silver! It also turned out to be a blob - this time a silver blob! I realized that for this technique you need to use a silhouette image. For one last attempt I used black Staz On to stamp over top. I am happy with the end result (even if I cheated a tiny bit). I think the blurry red and silver behind the butterfly look kind of cool and add to the effect.

Challenge #2 - Color challenge from Pals Paper Arts - Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Poppy Parade. I admit I was very skeptic about this color choice at first but I saw some great samples that inspired me. I decided to really use the gray and white and just use a tiny bit of the other colors.

Challenge #3 - Sketch challenge from Just Add Ink. I decided to use my ribbon punch to add a bit of frill under the ribbon. I have admired the many beautiful bows out there. I tried to create a double bow. I ended up just piecing a bunch of ribbon strips together.

Here are some close ups...




My photos DO NOT do this card justice!
Stamp sets used: Stampin' Up! Of the Earth, God's Beauty

8 comments:

jimlynn said...

Whew! Sounds like a lot of work but it turned out just lovely! Love the color combo too. Wonderful card.
Lynn

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love what you did with this technique! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Pam~ said...

Glad you kept at it ... great looking card! I like the "shadowing" around the butterfly too. Kudos to you for trying a new technique!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow great effect(s) - this is a work of art!

Debgem said...

This is stunning!! I love the texture from the embossing and the colours are strong. Great butterfly!

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Stampin' Diva said...

Thanks for playing along with PPA ... love the butterfly!

Amanda said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!