Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day 9 Homework

Since I have a few embossing diffusers from Darice and now solid backed shape dies I created a simple embossed card with a smooth oval center. The sentiment is the star of this card.  Julie Ebersole showed this technique and reminded me how lovely and rich is Delicata's Golden Glitz pigment ink,

I placed my cardstock into the embossing folder, closed it and then placed the diffuser on top. I ran it through my cuttlebug, and after it was embossed, I placed the diffuser over the embossed piece and ran a stylus around the oval opening, to help set it off a bit from the other embossed areas.

I used Wink of Stella pens (not brush markers) to color in some of the slanted rectangles; I wanted them to appear a bit like confetti raining down ( I might have gone a bit overboard).  I stamped the big greeting with the Golden Glitz ink, this stamp is form SSS's Happy Every Day set. Every time I see it used I think why don't I have that set.  I bought it recently, and this is my first inking. I was please to see it fit perfectly into the oval space the diffuser created.

Below is a close up, odd the colored bits are the debossed parts, funny how in the photo it looks just the opposite.
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Unknown said...

Great job! I had the same thought process as use a stylus to better define my circle after using a TH diffuser. Didn't work out so well. I'm super-impressed with yours though!

Greta said...

Wow--that is quite an optical illusion. Really fun card with the look of confetti! said...

Such a happy card...very festive! Love the large sentiments!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cool take on this technique, Cat! Great optical illusion with your Wink of Stella pens and I love how your sparkly sentiment pops on your oval focal point!

lenny said...

Very pretty!! Love those splashes of color with those Wink of Stella pens!!
Maybe I "need" one too?? :) :)