Friday, November 6, 2009
I am so excited to show you this card. I figured out a new way to do double embossing with a different Nestability die. Yesterday I received my new Christmas stamps from GKD and immediately knew I wanted to create this scene. When I looked at the stamps, I had this idea in my head and wasn't sure it would turn out, but I really like the look. This technique actually gave the scene real dimension.
I embossed the snowflakes around the outside using the Oval wooden frame. Instead of embossing using an oval Nestie to emboss the center, I decided to use Labels Four. It fits close enough and I think looks great. But I didn't use just one, I decided to used two different sizes. This is what has given this embossing a lot of dimension. I placed the larger Labels Four Nestie on the "back" of the snowflake embossed piece and ran it through my Big Shot. Then I turned the piece over and centered a smaller Labels Four nestie in the center, on the "front" to get another embossing. Can you see what this did? When you place the Nestie on the back, the ridge of the Nestie pushes up giving you a nice outline. When you place it on top and emboss, that crease is indented. Can you see what I mean?
I stamped the snow scene from "Winter Friends". This is a new set designed by Rupa Shevde, and available from Gina K Designs. This set is full of fun winter images and greetings. I stamped the scene and colored it with Copic markers. I placed the Nestie back over the scene and chalked blue on for the sky. The snowman is also from this set and I decided to do paper piecing for his jacket and scarf. The paper was actually red and white and I used a Copic marker to add some green. The greeting is from Gina's "Holiday Greetings" set. It was cut out with a petite circle Nestability and each scallop pierced. The snowman, and greeting are attached with Dimensionals. Crystal rhinestones were added on the snowflakes and white Flower Soft added for snow.
I wasn't sure this new embossing technique would work, but I am very pleased with it. It is always fun to experiment. Do you like this look?