Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage Embossing

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Ok, Saturday I showed you a quickly made card that didn’t look so ‘quick’! With some negative dry embossing, some die cuts and a little bling… you can whip these out in no time!

The Technique Challenge on Splitcoast today is using negative embossing but with restrictions… only white or off white cardstock and no dark or bright colors. Here is a good tutorial on this technique. I’m also doing these for the Dry Embossing challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog.

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I took the Sizzix folder, Birds and Branches, and brayered Adirondack Sandal as shown in the tute. The verse is from God’s Love, ODBD, in Adirondack Latte. 2 Step Butterflies with matching Butterfly 2 die, also from ODBD, in Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress ink.

I used a page from an old book for the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourishes. 

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Card 2

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This one used the same technique, but with a little twist on the Butterfly Embossing Plate from ODBD. I embossed the cardstock with the plate then brayered the ink over …giving the same effect as doing it in a folder, then I embossed that again with Grace’s Frame.

The bottom piece is Cuttlebug Victoria.

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The larger butterfly is Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterfly Med. #1. I topped it with Butterfly 2 Die that I embossed with the Butterfly Embossing Plate.
The pearls were white, but using E30 (Bisque) Copic marker on them made them the perfect shade to match the card!

So, even though they look involved,
they’re really quite simple!!

I double-dog dare you to try! *wink*

Thanks for stopping!



Kelley said...

WOW! Very cool!

Jodi said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!! Good luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Celeste Glover said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck. Celeste

Cibele Glazer said...

Dawn, these are both gorgeous!

Sandie said...

Lovely Creations!! Thanks for taking part in the challenge this week on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog....

shulsart said...

Beautiful, Dawn, very elegant cards. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

creativearts said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love everything you did with it!

Kianel said...

gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Cards By Jan said...

Dawn,,, This is so BEAUTIFUL, I just love all your elements, your softness, and those gorgeous butterflies & flowers!!