Our challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy TV is to do embossing http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/. I added two types of embossing to this card; I heat embossed the flowers in black and used embossing folders for texture.
I really enjoyed making this card for the Verve sketch challenge and I thought I'd put a flower tutorial together in case someone might be interested in giving it a try.
This is my first tutorial so it looks a little like something Pigpen would put together, but here it goes.
I selected two Verve dies to make the flower, Snowflake Tidings and Elegant Leaves, cutting out 3 sets of the flowers (snowflakes) and one of the leaves. I used Melon Mambo and Lucky Limeade paper and Purely Pomegranite and Lucky Limeade ink, all by Stampin Up.
Run the ink pad along the edges of the die cutouts to give color definition.
I don't have the fancy flower making tools yet so I used a other end of a stencil brush to give dimension to the backside of each petal and leaves.
Rough each of the petals up a bit and fold each petal up, then punch holes in the center of each one and stack onto an antique brad, with the smaller ones going on first.
Attach the flowers with leaves on the card, I also added a My Favorite Things swirl die to the background.
Dies: Verve Elegant Leaves and Snowflake Tidings, My Favorite Things Swirl, Spellbinder label
This is a card I made for this week's My Favorite Things sketch. I've been looking forward to inking up this cute Pure Innocence image. I colored him with copic markers, cut him out and gave him dimension with foam tape. I covered the heart with diamond glaze and a touch of glitter.
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Paper: Cosmocricket, Stampin Up
Accessories: My Favorite Things heart dies, brown button, twine, embossing folders, black half pearls, diamond glaze, glitter
I made this card for this week's Sweet n Sassy Stamps sketch, check it out here: http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/. Sweet n Sassy makes such beautiful floral stamps and I was excited to ink up these Morning Glories that I got in the mail this week. I colored them with copic markers and embossed the dps with embossing folders.