Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quick and Easy Card + Technique

I absolutely LOVE the Asian Background stamp sets by Kodomo Inc. This card was created using the Asian Backgrounds 1 set and scraps of paper from my scrap bin. I just picked out some scraps that I thought went well together. Stamped backgrounds on them using VersaMark Ink. Lined them up and matted them on the green cardstock, and my focal design was ready to go. The Congratulations stamp is from Kodomo Inc. also, as is the white string I wrapped around the left side. I created the fun dimensional flowers using the supplies below.
To create beautiful dimensional flowers, simply punch out a flower, lay it on top of a foam mat (this is a stamping mat, you could also use a soft mousepad or even just a tea towel folded over into several layers), then use a dry embossing tool to rub the back side of the flower petals, creating a "cupped" look. You can see that I have done two of the petals on the flower in this picture. When you turn it back over and press something in the center (in this case I used tiny adhesive pearls by K&Company) the petals just pop up beautifully. Try this with all kinds of paper, it is fun to experiment and see how different textures and weights of paper respond.
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Karen said...

That is a really cool technique for 3D flowers! I can't wait to go home and try it now.

Glee-scrap said...

Hey, I have that same punch~love it! I've made little chipboard flowers by glue-sticking layers of the flowers together, and then sanding the edges for a distressed flower. I love your idea for adding dimention~ thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I check every day just to see if you have posted anything new! Love your ideas and pix! Tan

Kathleen Summers said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors and your flower technique!!