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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Technique Tuesday #2 - Embossed & Blended Background with Embossing on Vellum


It's Tuesday again and I have another of my experiments for you. Well this is a combo of technique experiments really.

Firstly I took a piece of heavy watercolour paper and blended 3 different blue/green distress inks and gave them a good wash of water to fade them out and blend them nicely. After drying I gave a little spritz with a Linday's Starburst Spray in Sea Mint Green and then dabbed it with some kitchen towel to lift the colour. This still leaves behind the shimmer and gives a lovely effect that I couldn't quite manage to show up on camera.

After drying it off again I ran it through my machine inside an old embossing folder that I've had for ages and never really used, but I thought it worked rather nicely for this.

I stamped a sentiment with Versamark ink on a piece of vellum using the Mama Elephant - Jingle Greetings Clear stamp Set, and then embossed with white embossing powder.

I adhered the strip to the embossed panel just on the edges and then covered the edges with a frame cut using the Whimsy Stamps Shaker Builder Die

Finally I mounted it with some foam tape on a little turquoise cardstock then stuck the whole thing to a white card base and added a few clear sequins to embellish.

I really enjoyed making the whole thing and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  One more Christmas card ticked off of the list!

See you soon!


  1. This is fabulous Linda... a perfect use of that embossing folder and I love your watercolour background!

    Christine x

  2. A beautifully embossed design and lovely colours on the background. I tend to forget about my embossing folders too so you've given me something to think about. A brilliant card.


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