Hello Friends, I have a card and a little embossing story for you! Before I head over to my Throwback Thursday, it’s time for another Challenge over at Seize the Birthday. This time around our topping is Embossing. You may use any type of embossing you like, Dry with and embossing folder, Heat embossing with versa mark and a heat gun, or any other type of embossing that I haven’t mentioned. Speaking of any other type….. My hubby before I got into card making myself, use to make his own thank you cards using an embossing technique of his own. He would dampen a piece of watercolored paper by sticking it in a sink full of water, then he would pull it out to dry on a towel to where it was damp and no longer dripping. Then he would take the paper and lay it over the stencil (that he made) and press ever so slightly through the stencil as to make a raised impression using the back nub of a paintbrush. He made some cards with the sentiment raised on the outside front of the card, sometimes he would do the opposite and have the impression going inwards on the front of the card. When it came time for our wedding invitations, we were frugal okay poor, we decided to make our own Wedding invitations with this embossing technique. Okay, don’t laugh, back then we sure thought they looked awesome. We were getting married at the beach at 9 AM on a Sunday on the deck of a restaurant that was owned by a family member to my boss at the time. So we decided to have the invitation mimic what it would actually look like where we would be standing at the time of the wedding. You will see what I mean in the photos below. Sorry for the quality of the photos I was to lazy to take them out of the scrapbooks and they have page protectors over them as well. Even the inside response card had a bit of embossing on it as well.
See how the card looks like the photo.
My dress was hand made by a friend of mine! I thought it needed to be a little less formal
since it was after all 9AM.
I am also linking my card up to the Viva la Verve week 3 sketch where all my inspiration began.! I thought this sketch was awesome! If you haven’t noticed I really adore the Poppy Birthday Set from Verve and I also have been kinda enjoying doing some heat embossing with some ink resist over top. I think this is my 3rd card as of late with this technique. So, So Fun! The Chevron piece across the top was made with some Washi tape and my SU Envelop Punch Board. I don’t use this tool enough. The base was started out on a piece of white card stock and I used 2 SU inks to blend together to get the results I was happy with. Any other questions just let me know.
Take care and see you soon! Nanc’