front of card
close-up showing inked dry embossing
& heat embossing of image
inside of card
The Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #18 is "Embossing". I decided to heat emboss my image & to dry emboss the background which I then sponged with ink. The sketch used is that from Sketch & Stash #41 &, although I didn't set out with an Oriental theme in mind, when I looked at the finished card I realised that the combination of tree, white & blue reminded me of the Willow Pattern Blue China that is based on an old Chinese fairy tale. The images of the Willow Pattern are very different from mine but the fairy tale connection remains, especially if you also think of Maeterlinck's "The Blue Bird".
Stamp Sugar Nellie Bird House (image).
Inks etc.... VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder. Brilliance Mediterranean Blue for sponging raised surfaces of cardstock & also for inking cardstock edges (alone or in combination with Brilliance Galaxy Gold & Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue).
Colouring Ice Stickles Glitter Glitter Glue (Gold Ice).
Cardstock etc.... Navy pearlescent, bright gold cream Moondust, navy, pale blue, aqua & white from "stash".
Punches, Dies etc.... Woodware (dragonflies), EK Success (Swirl Flourish), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Large Deckled Rectangles), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (D'vine Swirls), Fiskars Edging Scissors (Deckle).
Ribbon from "stash".
Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #18 - Embossing (heat embossed image, dry embossed cardstock, see above)
Sketch & Stash #41 - Sketch (my new item is the stamp)
Craftalicious #6 - Pearls & Swirls
Cute Card Thursday #125 - Tree-mendous
One Stop Craft Challenge #93 - Oriental Delights (see above)
Simon Says Stamp - Summertime Blues (image & dragonflies are summery)
Stamp Something - Fairy Tale Somethings (see above)
Totally Gorjuss #43 - Aqua