Tuesday, January 5, 2016

COLORED EMBOSSING

Grab your Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and your Hearth and Home Thinlits. 'cause we're gonna do something fun!

Isn't the expression on this bear's face truly CARING?? Well, since I thought he looked especially sweet, I decided to have him peeking into a window. Y'know, not seeming at all threatening or anything. Just CARING.

The little sentiment, "Dropping In To Say Hi", from the Acorny Thank You set was simply perfect for this curious, CARING bear. I used this phrase to show my Stamp-In Workshop attendees in November how to make heat embossing any color you want.


But, first, back to our bear in the window. The window from the Hearth and Home Thinlits lends itself to so many darling uses. Among them, to show a CARING bear peeking into the house.


I wanted the sentiment to match the CARING bear. (Does that make him a Care Bear??) But I didn't have any Early Espresso embossing powder. In the instructions below, you will discover where I found some. 


By snipping off a portion of a paper doily, I created a lacy valance for my window. I had mounted the bear against a green patterned paper that was to resemble foliage. The window was adhered to DSP that resembled wallpaper so it looked like the card viewer was standing inside the house.

Using Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the window frame gives the scene a little dimension.


Anyway, why don't you come along on this journey of the discovery of colored embossing when you don't have the proper color on hand!?!

SUPPLIES:
Acorny Thank You stamp set
Thankful Forest Friends stamp set

Whisper White cardstock
Garden Green cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
DSP scrap to resemble foliage
DSP scrap to resemble wallpaper

VersaMark Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker

Paper Doily
Paper Snips
Big Shot
Home and Hearth Thinlits
Stampin' Dimensionals
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Layer a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Garden Green cardstock on top of that.

Rub the Embossing Buddy over a piece of striped (wallpaper) DSP that measures 3 3/4" x 5".
Towards the bottom, stamp the sentiment: First ink it up with VersaMark Ink, followed by Early Espresso ink. THIS IS THE WAY YOU CAN GET EMBOSSING IN ANY COLOR YOU CHOOSE!

At the Heat Station, dump Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped area, tapping the excess powder back into its container. Heat to emboss.

Adhere this piece to the card base.

Cut a Whisper White window frame with the Hearth and Home Thinlits.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the caring bear in Early Espresso. Carefully cut ou the top portion of the bear. Cut the bottom of the bear off where it extends beyond the bottom of the window ledge.

Adhere the cut-out bear to the lower left portion of the window frame so it looks like he is peering in the window.

Adhere a green patterned piece of DSP that resembles outdoor foliage that is slightly smaller than the window frame to the back side of the window. This is meant to look like the bear is outdoors, looking indoors. Add claws to his left hand with the fine end of an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker.

Adhere the curtain, cut from a white paper doily, to the window top.

Attach this whole piece to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Caring
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. That is so cute. Wish I could be at your classes.

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  2. This is thee cutest card! I really love the bear smile...but I have to say the lacy valance for the window is everything! In the past I've always taken a border punch, but this really adds to the overall card! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Visiting from SITS Sharefest! Have a great day!

    -Danielle
    bit.ly/ChatterOutLoud

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  3. What a cute card! I have a bunch of paper doilies and never once though to use one as a little valance. Such a sweet idea. (Hmm, I also have a doily stamp, so I may make some little valances with that too!) Stopped by from the SITS Sharefest.

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  4. What a cute card! I have a bunch of paper doilies and never once though to use one as a little valance. Such a sweet idea. (Hmm, I also have a doily stamp, so I may make some little valances with that too!) Stopped by from the SITS Sharefest.

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  5. How darling! Pinned. Best wishes for the week ahead. Your friend,Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  6. OH my gosh...this window!! ADORBS!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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