My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog again and I've taken up Holly's challenge that she started the month off with. Thanks Holly for another fun technique.
Emboss two pieces of cardstock with the same embossing folder. Trim one down so the 2nd piece will show generously around the edges. Make sure the 2nd piece matches up with the underlayer one.
Color the trimmed down one (either the raised edges, or fill in the design which is what I did), then run through your embossing machine again, but this time, place it on top of your folder and with some extra cardstocks on top of that. You want to flatten the embossed image. I colored with Prisma Colored Pencils in every color of blue's and greens and some pinks/mauves in my arsenal...
Stamped a text bkgr'd stamp (Just Jhones "Pieces & Parts") using
Versafine Black Onyx, stamping twice on some scrap paper before stamping
on my colored images. You just want a very light text. Repeated till
all the design was covered in text.
Adhere your colored piece to another piece of cardstock, trim down to get just a thin border all around, then adhere to uncolored embossed piece matching up the lines.
I added the glorious Sari ribbon available from Quietfire Design. I twisted two pieces together, then adhered to back of card layers. Tied a bow and adhered that with gel medium. Adhered the layers onto the same aqua side folded 5"w x 7"h card.
Applied Distress Stains (Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Dried Marigold) onto my craft sheet to ink up my solid image seahorse (Another Stamp Co.). Stamped onto white cardstock, dried and cut out. Applied Perfect Medium all over and clear embossed, then applied Versafine all over into the crevices. Rubbed off excess. Added a black rhinestone eye. Adhered to card with 3D foam tape, wrapping the tail around my ribbon.
Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) onto white Shrink Plastic using the black. Drew a shell shape around it and cut out. Added some detail lines and a large punched hole and then shrunk it. Attached to card with a black mini safety pin.
Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy.