Thursday, August 28, 2008

Much Obliged

TLC183 Faux Dry Embossing Challenge

Tuesday's "Technique Lover's Challenge" challenge was to use Faux Dry Embossing on our cards. This was a new one for me, but one I would most likely try again with all the new silhouette sets in the new catalog begging to try them out out with this fun technique. It looked so easy that I grabbed the first scrap I found that fit the first set I grabbed (Bronc Buster by SU). I stamped the bronc with the White Craft Pad and let it dry real well. Then I used a Stampamajig to restamp Chocolate Chip Ink over it about a 1/16" above the white bronc. You want to line the stampamajig up exactly with the first image, and then slide it just a smidge north, which leaves you with the illusion that it is raised. I held the Stampamajig down very firm and actually stamped a few times before I was happy with the brown intensity overlaying the white. (If you a careful not to move the handle at all, you can do this many times!) I distressed the edges of the brown mat and the white confetti, and layered them together before attaching them to the 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" Really Rust card folded in half. The trick to making sure that this this fold of card will fit in the envelope properly is to lay the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" on top (bottom edges together) of the invitation size A2 envelope and place the image piece so that it is within the limits of the envelope (top of card not longer than the envelope)I used the "Sanded" background and a Much Obliged (Club Stamp) sentiment that I also did a Faux Dry Embossed technique with. Having less success with this second attempt, I corrected it a bit more white onto the words with my wonderful White Signo Gel Pen from Stampin' Up. Hmmm...Faux-Faux Dry Embossed!

More Later!

1 comment:

Erika H. said...

WOW! This is such a wonderful card. It truly look dry fooled me. I love it.