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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Black & White Plus Yellow & Pearly Wet Embossing

front of card

close-up of image showing paper piecing

close-up showing pearlescent tone on tone
wet embossing & shaped glittered butterfly

inside of card

close-up showing corner embellishment,
textured white & Moondust black cardstock
(click on images to enlarge)

This week's Penny Black Reader Challenge is "Wet Embossing." This is the first time I have come across the term but I believe it is exactly the same as Heat Embossing. My colour inspiration was taken from the April Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge of "Black & White plus One."

I used the wet embossing technique to create a pearlised tone on tone background using the same stamp as for my focal image which I have paper pieced with an assortment of yellow cardstock.

Stamp Penny black 4104K Christmas Star.
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image); VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Stampendous White Pearls Embossing Powder (background); Black Soot & Mustard Seed Distress Inks (inking some cardstock edges).
Colouring Letraset Fine Line Drawing Pen & Uni-ball Eye Needle Point Black Pen; Stickles Glitter Glue (Black Diamond).
Cardstock An assortment of blacks, whites & yellows in various textures & finishes from stash.
Punches Woodware (corner rounder & butterfly), EK Success (Fancy Photo Corner).
The yellow gems & the white pearl are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Penny Black Weekly Reader Challenge 9 - Wet Embossing (see above)
Penny Black @ Allsorts April Challenge - Black & White plus One (my one being yellow)
Allsorts Challenge Week 97 - Blooming Blossoms


Lorraine said...

oh wow this is stunning huni i love the embossing it looks gorgeous xx

Fleur said...

Wow ~ stunning colour combo. the flower is very striking
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

saturated canary said...

i love bold and lovely all at once:)...thinking you would have been a great graphic or textile seem to love the elements of design-- lines, patterns, placement, etc. loving those little butterflies too:) pieces of confetti-- yup, loving those!


Jules said...

Wow Paula, this looks amazing.

Love the bright colour but also love the techniques you have used.

Very inspiring.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Just beautiful Paula, the bright sunny colours are fabulous.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week adn Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Yvonne said...

Hello Paula .. been a while hey!
Well had to pop on and say HI, I have not been around blogging much ( loads a going on at the mo..
But this card is just so beautiful. Loving the yellow, so bright and I just adore the embossing, still amazes me now years on seeing it change.
Hope all is well xx

Donalda said...

Oh hon I so love this !!! Love the detail in the embossing dear that is beautiful. So much detail you have put into it dear. Just love it hon the color is beautiful. Hugs

Violets Corner said...

This is stunning Paula, love it! The paper piecing gives a lovely 3D effect and the tone on tone embossing together with the black butterflies are very elegant. This card is very inspiring.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shirley said...

Hello again Paula, so nice to see you back with us again at Penny Black at Allsorts. What a pretty, fresh and bright card. I would not have thought to colour a Poinsettia in shades of yellow. It works beautifully, especially next to Black.
Thank you for joining us this month and I am sure it will not be long before you are back with us again. We look forward to seeing your next creation.


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Nice bright and vibrant card.
Hugs, Sandra

xxxtglxxx said...

I had never heard of wet embossing before either :)

Its great play with some different techniques and styles of card-making too. I love heat embossing, you can creat some fantastic backgrounds.

I really like how you have stamped and embossed over the edge, and yet made just one of them the main image in the middle, with a fabulous centre.

Glorious sunshine colours too.



GinaA said...

What a wonderful vibrant card, it is stunning.
Happy Inking
xx x