April 18, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge #11 - April 18


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

8 comments :

I'm Renee said...

This adorable!
Love the colors...
and the edging just "makes" it!

Kara said...

so cute...love this technique with the flower!

TT said...

Cute card and you do a great job making those bows. Tricia

Jill said...

This is precious, Tracey, so pretty and delicate! If you ever figure out the secret to that "aiming" the stamp thing, please let me know, LOL!

Anne said...

Beautiful card. So fresh and springlike.

Becky said...

Love how you stamped the flower in the embossing but EVEN more how you added the pearl! Super cute!!

Mindy said...

Love these colors! So pretty with the border - it's just the perfect border for the style of the card. Also like the happy bow on there!

jen said...

This is so pretty- those colors are lovely & the design is great!