Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More Valentine Cards

As are many people, I am taking the latest Online Card Class - Clean and Simple 4 - Techniques made simple.  I will be using the techniques to further my stash of Valentine cards.

Today's lesson was about embossing, multi color embossing, shadow embossing, and creating a tile look with die embossing.  I decided to try the multi color embossing.

I started by inking my large background stamp with versamark and stamping it on to a card panel.  I cut a heart shape out of some 2 inch post it tape and taped it down over the area I did not want to cover with embossing powder.  Then I pile a soft pink embossing powder all over the card.  I set the powder by applying heat.

Once that was set, the heart mask was removed and I placed the negative around the unembossed area.  I added some deep pinky red embossing powder, and heat set that as well.  Because the pattern was a bit more open that I would have preferred, I added some pigment ink to the interior of the heart to make the shape more vivid.

A vellum strip with a silver embossed sentiment was wrapped around the panel, which was then adhered to a card base. Two thin strips of glitter paper were added as frames and the card is finished.  Is it still clean and simple?  I have no idea...but I do love this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps - Hero Arts Leaf and Floral Background, PTI Keep it simple Valentine mini
Cardstock - Stampin Up Whisper white, DCVW
Inks - Versamark, Mama Elephant-Lollipop
Embossing powder - Stampendous

12 comments:

  1. love your card Cat - that background is gorgeous in the pale pink!

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  2. You did an amazing job on this card, Cat! I love the contrast of the soft pink and deep red, and the pattern is so pretty...Stunning results!

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  3. Beautiful Cat! Saw it in the class gallery and wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoyed seeing your work! Great JOB!!

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  4. Gorgeous! It's so classy and elegant!

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  5. I do love this card, Cat! Surprised to find out the Versamark will emboss after having a mask on it--gotta try that!

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  6. WOW...this is gorgeous, Cat!
    I love everything about it!
    SO beautifully done!

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  7. WOW...this is gorgeous, Cat!
    I love everything about it!
    SO beautifully done!

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  8. Very pretty! Great use of the background stamp...

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  9. SUPER take on the homework. Mine of course failed and is in the trash. I'll try again ... another day.

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