Thursday, May 19, 2011

Embossed Background ~ H2H Technique Challenge

Everyone is sharing their favorite technique this week on Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog. How do I choose just one! I enjoy learning new techniques and applying them often to various projects.

I absolutely love that we can create our own background papers with any of the stamps that Close To My Heart offers. I combined my love of background stamping with another favorite, embossing! Wet embossing is such an easy technique, because the product basically does all the work for you.


I stamped a flourish stamp on some Kraft cardstock with VersaMark ink. You can see that it stayed really wet on the Kraft paper so I was able to see where I needed to apply the black embossing powder.


Once it was all covered in embossing powder I simply heated it and watched it become shiny. Imagine this look on a larger scale in your home!



For this card I also used this months Stamp of the Month "Chairs to You", pleated juniper ribbon, mini pearl opaques and a canvas badge button. {lace ribbon and flower are not CTMH}

7 comments:

Sheila H said...

I like the combo of random stamping and embossing!

~Mychl said...

What a beautiful card! I love the background that you created! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Day said...

Amy, I always love seeing what you've come up with for our challenges! This one didn't disappoint - your background paper looks like wallpaper! Glad to have you join us at H2H this week :o)

Haley D. said...

Beautiful background embossing! Thanks for sharing your technique with us at H2H!

Debbie Carriere said...

Amy, this is great!! That background is soooo striking :) Thanks for sharing at H2H!

Melinda said...

Beautiful card. The chair looks so comfy and I love the pears you used on it. Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H!

Melanie said...

Love your background!!! at first look i thought it was velvet. Nice!!