Thursday, August 2, 2007

A Beauty...

So after a day in the sun with my friend Angila *waving* I should be sharing a card with a BRIGHT RED CRAB on it or maybe just a photo of my back. Oh it even hurts to stamp! I am sure those of you who are fair skinned know exactly what I am talking about. Before you get concerned...I was wearing SPF 45 sunscreen!!!
I looked through my recent challenge submission and thought I would share an embossed card with you.
Do you know I have NEVER dry embossed a stamped image. Who knew it would be so fun? I loved it so much I tried it twice in one day.
The quick lowdown for those who have never done this technique before...

You will need:
  • a foam surface (you can buy them for real cheap at the hardware store, your LSS, or even use your paper piercing foam surface--like the black one that comes with the SU! mat pack)
  • permanent ink
  • stylus tool
  • markers
  • wax paper
  • cardstock vellum
Quick Step by Step Tutorial:

1)Stamp your image on cardstock vellum using a permanent ink like StazOn
2) Place your foam in front of you. Once your image is dry, flip it over (so the newly stamped image is face down the foam)
3) Rub the surface of the vellum with wax paper to create a smooth gliding surface for your stylus.
4) Using a stylus, outline the image and then swirl over the inner portion of the image (so in this case the inside of the flowers and leaves).
5) Colour the image using your markers. And VOILA!


Basic Grey DP, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Purely Pomegranate, Vellum Cardstock
Jet Black StazOn
Stamp Set(s): Natural Beauty
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Green Ribbon (swap with Taylor VanBrugen) White Gel Pen

Note: Card Size is 4.25 x 4.25

Have a super day...and if you are planning to see Mr. Sunshine up close and personal (like me) please wear your sunscreen and reapply as necessary. Yes...this is your mother talking *lol* (just kidding about the mother part...not the sunscreen).

Because I love to stamp and you do too!

P.S. Have you visited Visual Verve yet? There are some pretty nice things in that store...and owner Julee Tilman is sure to wow us with new product in the months to come!


Melissa said...


Cheryl said...

Alli, this is a beautiful card. I have one question-Do you color on the backside or the stamped side of the flowers? I would love to try this technique. Thanks. I enjoy your work so much.
Cheryl Sims

Amy said...

this is a fabulous technique...if I have time today (ha) I'm going to give this a try! Beautiful card Alli girl!


Rose Ann said...

Your card is beautiful, and thanks for the tutorial!

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous! I will have to try this!

TheDvineMissM said...

Fabulous card! I love the colors. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration :O)

Sherrie said...

This is a real beauty Alli! Love the rich color and how you framed your image!

Beth said...

What a beautiful card. I saw a similar technique in the CTMH catalog and have been meaning to give it a try (you know how that is.) So sorry about your sunburn!

Bethany Paull said...

Very pretty! I love how you can see the designer paper through the vellum.

lacyquilter said...

Ouch! I don't spend time in the sun for that very reason.

Gorgeous card.