I was in a mood to do some single layer cards... plus I was making a bunch of yellow roses, so wanted to use a few, and found this nice fairy image...
I created a diffusing mat from a piece of mat board, cutting out the center rectangle which I didn't want embossed. Kept both pieces using the drop out as a mask.
Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h) and ran through my embossing machine using Tim's "Gridlock" embossing folder, running through my machine a 2nd time to cover the whole card. Used a white wax crayon over the high points as a resist, hit the high points here and there. Masked off my center white area with some post it notes, then colored the border area with Distress Stain "Black Soot". Dried. Then sponged with a dirty yellow sponge. Cleaned off the resist areas with a damp paper towel. Used my score it board to create an embossed inner frame line.
Added the yellow gauze ribbon using Sookwang tape and pleating it.
Stamped the raindrops (Designs By Ryn "Water Effects") using Versafine Black Onyx.
eCut the fairy from white cardstock, inked with the soot and the little bird with "Mustard Seed" then clear embossed.
Roses (Die-Namics "Hybrid Heirloom Roses") die cut from Canson Ingres paper colored with the 2 yellow Dylusions sprays.
Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "Raindrops Are Like...") using the black on a piece of tissue paper, clear embossed, then used a wet paintbrush around the quote and tore the excess paper away. Adhered to card with white glue.
On the inside: stamped the girl image (Ching-Chou Kuik "Come Softly") using the black Onyx and clear embossed. Colored the butterfly with various yellow Prisma colored pencils.
Stamped the words "Wishing You" (Hero Arts clear alphabet sets "Designer Alphabet" & "Happy Letters") using the black and clear embossing, then shadow colored with yellow colored pencil.
Die cut the "Happy Birthday" from my Brusho's yellow colored rice paper.
Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
My Time To Craft #315 checks/gingham
Avenue 613 #162 anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge CAS
MFP Stamps Challenge #301 block it off
Catch the Bug CAS
Simon Says Stamp Challenge one layer
Hero Arts monthly Feb Fabulous flowers