Today I will present five of the final projects:
While I love the cat/bird/flower image and how my "painting" turned out, as well as some of the components of the card, this is not one of my favorites.
I do not own any of this paper, nor have I ever seen it in real life. The description in the catalog for this DSP reads "Shiny, raised patterns printed on heavy-weight Natural paper. Patterns appear brown and glossy." Hmmmm. The description in the project of this DSP adds: " . . . comes with pre-embossed images and the materials used to make the paper have similar characteristics to Watercolor Paper in the way it soaks up the ink and water." OK. Well.
My interpretation of this paper is images stamped in VersaMark on Crumb Cake cardstock, covered with Clear Embossing Powder, and heated to emboss. Good so far. Except, my Clear Embossing Powder must be contaminated because I got zillions of little white dots all over my embossed images. Great.
Overlooking the white dots (it's the only Clear Embossing Powder I had on hand.), I proceeded with finishing the technique. Other than the <unattractive> white polka dots, I was happy with the end result.
Place a piece of Vellum Cardstock inside your choice of embossing folders and run it through the Big Shot. Then simply use reinkers to "paint" into the recessed portions of the embossed image. I added Basic Pearls in various sizes to further enhance the feminine qualities of this piece.
This project gave me a good opportunity to play with my Button Buddies set. The purpose of the project was to free-hand draw a conversation cloud and "paint" it in with reinkers.
Well, since I'd opted to feature the snail, and figuring that snails don't "talk", I decided to change mine to a thought bubble.
In my card, I utilized the combination of the Hearts A Flutter Framelits and the matching stamp set. I added a little plaque for the heart to hang on with one of the frames from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set.
Why don't you take some time to learn or revisit The Basics?