Thursday, July 29, 2010

Debossed Manhatten Flower

The card: I made this card for an upline trade a few months ago. I also used this with a couple of stamping groups so some people reading this have actually made this card.  It is a technique called "Deboss Resist".  What I did was run a piece of cardstock through the Big Shot (catalog pp.204-217) with the Manhatten Flower embossing folder.  The side with the raised image is embossed and the opposide side is de-bossed. Then I laid the card so that the embossed side was  facing down and the de-bossed side was facing up and I sponged over with Pumpkin Pie ink.  The debossed lines "resisted" picking up the ink because the sponge did not go down into the line. You can click on the picture to see it larger.

The green leaves are from a stamp set called Petal Pizzazz (catalog p.102). I cut out the sponged flowers and laid them on the white card face to see where to stamp the petals (they are in Old Olive). A variation could be to stamp the leaves on scrap paper and cut them out and sandwich them between the flowers and the card face.  The sentiment is from a set called Teeny Tiny Wishes (catalog p.157).  This set is AMAZING, it has so many words and they fit so many different occasions! 

The inspiration for this card was a dress - the one I wore to the meeting.  You can see a part of the fabric to the right of the card.  What I wanted to duplicate was the flower shape and the shading and coloring in the flowers. 

Helpful Hint: Cut your sponge into quarters and staple a piece of scrap paper to the sponge - paper that matches the color of the ink. Save it in a plastic box for the next time you want to sponge in that color. 
SuppliesColorsStamp Sets
Big Shot (113439)
Manhatten Flower Embossing Folder
Sponges (101610)
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Whisper White
Petal Pizzazz (113417)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

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