Sunday, April 17

Embossed Background

We make lots of cards, but so often we neglect to make sympathy cards until we need one. Here is a fun technique that is quick and easy for last minute needs, or you can simply make a few to have on hand while all of your embossing tools are handy. To make this card just mask some cardstock with butterflies or any die cut image on one side, and a torn piece of scrap paper on the other. Then dab Versa Mark all over the front of the card and heat emboss it in black. Remove the masks, and then sponge color into the butterflies or the image that you have chosen. Next add a little Bashful Blue on the light side of the card to mimic sky and clouds. Finish with a sentiment and you are done. No cutting layers or adding embellishments. Quick and Easy! ~Enjoy!


Donna said...

Yes, a cool technique. I was trying to figure it out, thanks for the blog-read! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Donna!
I have so much to catch up on ... that I can't comment on all the posts I have missed ... but I wanted you to know that I have been reading your blog posts and drooling over the gorgeous creations! Wow! Your daughter has done so well ... hasn't she! And ... what a lovely time you must have had together. This card is stunning ... and I love the technique on the other butterfly card! Just waiting to hear news of Stacey ... long hard labour happening! Hugs xxaxx