This week Heather Nichols demonstrated using the reverse of dies to emboss cardstock for a completely new look. She also demonstrated how to use both sides of the dies to create dimension. For my card this week I used Melissa Bickford's Flower Fusion #1 die and stamps. When I first tried this technique the die was leaving a silver residue on the embossed image. After searching the Papertry Ink forum I found a post with a suggestion of placing a piece or parchment paper between the die and my cardstock piece. Voila! No residue, it worked perfectly. I embossed the flower on a piece of Sweet Blush cardstock, then a used the co-ordinating stamp and stamped with Berry Sorbet the inside of the embossed image. I then traced the embossed image using a clear Jelly Roll pen. I need to work on my aim when stamping on or inside a die cut shape. I really love the colours of this card, they make me happy. A really fun technique that adds extra value to your dies.
All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: White, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet
Stamps: Flowers Fusion #1
Ink: Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Fresh Snow, Tuxedo Black (Mimento)
Die: Flower Fusion #1
Ribbon: Berry Sorbet Swiss Dot
Other: White pearl, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Corner Chomper