Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Growing Green Birthday Card

Next month, March, I am focusing on the Big Shot, Dies and Embossing Folders in all of my club meetings and classes.  Today I created a card using the Stampin' Up! stamp set "Growing Green" and a bunch of Big Shot stuff.  Here is the card I created ......

I decided to let all the embossing and die cuts speak for themselves, and kept the card CAS (clean and simple).  I used only Whisperr White and Old Olive.  Sometimes I get so caught up in the stamp set, that the other elements of a card get lost.  Also, I do all sorts of techniques, then neglect to use them on projects.  This card uses a brayering technique - brayering classic ink on the inside of an embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot.  Here is how you do that ...
   1.  Select favourite embossing folder
   2.  Open the folder and find the side that is the "outie" side of the embossed image (that is the side the cardstock gets pushed into)
   3.  Using a brayer and classic ink (dye based) ink up the brayer with a small amount of ink (in this technique less is better)
   4.  Brayer over the entire "outie" side of the embossing folder, moving the ink around until you achieve equal coverage
   5.  Put cardstock into embossing folder and run through your Big Shot as usual
   6.  When done, rinse the embossing folder off with water
Your cardstock will now have ink in the non embossed areas of your image.  It is just that easy.  You can use any colour cardstock, any colour of ink, and any embossing folder although some folders work better than others.  This makes your embossed image stand out more.  On this card I have used Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock.

Stamps:  Growing Green, Very Versatile
Ink:  Old Olive, Basic Black
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive
Big Shot Accessories:  Scallop Oval Frame die, Finial Press and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders
Other:  Brayer, Small Oval punch, Blender Pen
I coloured the stamped image with a Blender Pen and classic ink right from the Old Olive pad.  Just pick a bit of the ink up on the tip of your Blender Pen, and colour as desired.  When you need more, simply pick it up from the pad.  When done, squiggle the Blender Pen on a scrap piece of paper until the blending solution runs clear again, and your pen is ready to use with a different colour.
The scallop part of the frame has been popped up on dimensionals after being run through the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The centre oval is flat on the card, and has the sentiment popped up on dimensionals.  I used 2 small ovals punched out of Old Olive cardstock to frame the Whisper White small oval of the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today, Happy Stampin'    .......


Danielle Champagne said...

Thank you Glenda, I love your embossing technique. and I also love this set so much...on my wishlist. Beautiful card.
Hugs. Danlle.

Anonymous said...

I really like the window effect with this card. So pretty. Hugs, Rea


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