Hi! This is Christine from I am Cocoa's Mom blog with my very first DT post for She's a Sassy Lady. Here we go!
Did you see the new Mix and Match embossing plates from Anna Griffin
on HSN? I'm afraid I caved and bought the set AND took the autoship
option. My shipment came in last week and I love how easy it is to
customize cards for specific occasions.
was my DD's birthday last week and I used the Happy Birthday plate to
emboss the front of her card. So pretty, but it needed embellishing to
make it really special and I don't have any Anna Griffin type flowers.
Time to turn on the Explore!
I found several flowers in
Design Space that have a shadow layer and a fairly intricate top
layer. (e.g. Bits and Pieces, Gypsy Wanderings, Sophie) After placing
the flower on the mat, I ungrouped the layers and changed the top one to
'write' and left the shadow layer on 'cut.' The last step is to select
Using the Amy Chomas adapter, I inserted my VersaMark embossing pen, loaded the mat with vellum and pressed 'go."
comes the hardest part of the whole process - getting the vellum flower
off the mat without touching the wet embossing ink! I did have fun trying
out several different embossing powders and choosing the best alcohol
marker to color the back of the flower.
this silver one but decided to go with a silvery white opaque powder to
compliment the white-on-white look I was going for. This technique is
so easy and I want to try text, a beautiful butterfly, and maybe a
poinsettia with a gold edge. So many ideas!
Here is the finished card. She was very impressed! (Sorry!)
Thanks for visiting with me today! And thank you Sheila for allowing me to share. : ) Christine