Friday, February 1, 2013

Embossed Sea Horses - Chellenge 208 LNS

This week the challenge is to use heat embossing on a card or project.  Heat embossing is one of the techniques I like to do best as it always has that wow factor.  I don't think I ever get tired of watching the embossing powder change to a metallic sheen, in waves, right in front of my eyes.

In this another masculine card, I used heat embossing in various ways: on the image itself, for the scalloped border, in the center of a brad, as edging around the sentiment, and the sentiment itself. The image is from the By the Tide stamp set.  I now have 4 different masculine cards made using this set.

1. Image:  It was embossed with pewter embossing powder onto Whisper White card stock, punched out with the 1 3/4 by 7/8" oval punch and matted with a chocolate chip scallop oval punchie. This was attached to the Marina Mist panel with dimensionals.
2.  Scallop border: The Versa mark pad was used to put Versa mark on a large area of Whisper White card stock.  Pewter embossing powder was applied and heated with the embossing tool.  When cooled the edge was punched with the scallop border punch.
3.  Build your own brad: There was enough embossed paper left over after #2 that I punched a 1/2" circle and placed it inside the build a brad.
4.  Sentiment: The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark onto Whisper White and embossed with Pewter embossing powder.  The decorative label punch was used to punch the sentiment.  A versa mark pen was used to apply Versa mark to the edges of the punchie and embossed.

The background of the card was made by lightly stamping the image of the seaweed in Always Artichoke ink and the fish in basic gray ink. The Square lattice embossing folder was used to emboss the background layer. Then I   The I  lightly sponged the edges and entire surface with Marina Mist ink.
Stamp: By the Tide, Wacky Wishes
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Gray, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Decorative label punch, Scallop oval punch, 1 3/4 by 7/8" oval punch, 1/8" Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, Build a Brad, Square lattice folder, dimensionals, Hand held hold punch.
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