Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The current Lawnscaping challenge (which ends today) is "Embossing." I created another holiday card for my last entry, using both heat & dry embossing.
I started by embossing a piece of white cardstock with the "Snowflakes" embossing folder by Darice. I stamped the penguin from Lawn Fawn's "Winter Penguin" mini set in Versafine Onyx Black ink on a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper, and heat embossed it with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder. I colored him in with my Zig Clean Color markers, using a damp paintbrush to help create shading and highlights. I then die cut him with the coordinating die.
For the ice, I cut a piece of bristol paper to 3x5.5", then die cut a long edge with one of the "Landscape Trio" dies by Mama Elephant. Then I inked it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. After trimming a bit off the bottom of my embossed snowflake panel, I adhered it to a white A2-size card base, and adhered the ice panel to the bottom of the card front. I glued my penguin in place, and stamped the heart "skate trail" behind him.
I placed my card in my MISTI, and positioned the greeting, from the same stamp set. I curved the "happy" slightly, to follow the curve of the ice panel. Then I stamped the greeting in Versafine, using a black pen to connect the end of the "happy" with the skate trail. I ended up not liking the gap between the words though, and kind of wished I'd placed the "holidays" higher. But I compensated by stamping a small heart from Lawn Fawn's "Peace Joy Love" set, to help connect the words a bit better. As a finishing touch, I added a drop of Star Dust Stickles to the center of each snowflake in the "sky" portion.