Monday, August 20, 2012

New Technique

Well, actually I'm sure it isn't new, but I just discovered it--you can emboss a watercolor image!  I inked the Flourishes wreath from Wreaths of all Seasons with Memento Peanut Brittle & Rhubarb Stalk, then spritzed with Ink Potion # 9 & stamped on watercolor paper.  Immediately I added clear ep & used my heat gun.  I really like how it turned out.  The sentiment from the same set was first inked with VersaMark & then Rhubarb Stalk so it could also be clear embossed.  The dies are Spellbinders Labels 22 & Squares.  I admire Elizabeth Allan's use of color & how she often uses multiple colors when she sponges an edge, where as I used to just use one color.  For the wreath die cut I used the same colors I stamped with plus Memento Toffee Crunch.  I embossed the front of the card with a Sizzix embossing folder & the little flower is another from a sprig I bought for 75% off.  The ribbon & gems are from Michael's.  I'm entering this card (just in the nick of time--LOL!) into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to use kraft paper on your card.  I usually reach for my other kraft cardstock, but Krafty by Core'dinations goes great with Memento Peanut Brittle & this shade of gold ribbon.  Thanks for taking a look at my card & I'd love to hear what you think.

14 comments:

  1. I love this technique, Greta - it seems to give a more raised effect than regular embossing, if ya know what I mean. You achieved such beautiful results!

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  2. I think this is really beautiful! Love the flower accent and all of the embossing. I have given up on heat embossing but you do it very well!

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  3. How beautiful! I don't remember seeing this technique before. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. WOW! WOW! What a simple yet stunning card you have made!! I can't help but be fixated on the whole design and I love the colors! Love it!

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!
    ~ Amanda :)

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  5. oh greta... this is just STUNNING!! love the gorgeous autumn colors you used... and that technique is really cool!!

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  6. Greta, this is awesome!! I have to try the technique...it looks fabulous and I love those colors you used. Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

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  7. This is really gorgeous Greta and I love how this technique turned out. Your card looks very vivid and rich

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  8. Hello Greta
    This card is rich and robust; more sophisticated than the usual earth-tone palette, it has taste; like a full-bodied Burgundy and Claret wines, juxtaposed against the rich Gold.... a tempting visual feast.
    A most beautiful card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  9. you have done an amazing job on this card Greta. I love the beautiful shimmery shine of the wreath. I must try this.... I haven't heard of Ink Potion #9 but think I might need some! Love the texture of the embossed background. Great colours as well

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  10. Oh Greta!!!! This is amazing!!!! I had no idea you could emboss a watercolored image!! I always learn so much from stopping by your blog:). Don't know if you've seen the new PC Card Design Handbk mag - when I was looking at the card design style section when it came to "classy and elegant" I immediately thought of you:)

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  11. Wow, this is gorgeous, Greta! The heat embossing is stunning & those colors make me long for fall.

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  12. Greta if a card could sing this would be a symphony! The gorgeous colors together with the soft distressing make an unbeatable combination.

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  13. Gorgeous card, Greta! Love how the it turned out!

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  14. Greta, I tried to comment on your Sketch Challenge Card on flicker but I couldn't get it to work... anyhow, I thought I would comment here on your blog that I loved your card, and I love what you did with the die. It is a great interpretation of the sketch! P.S. thank you for your kind comments, I do appreciate them! You are wonderful!

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