Sunday, 27 April 2008

Distressed Embossing




I've been playing with my new fancy corners, cuttlebug embossing folders. The image was embossed at random over a piece of card and then swpied over with a distressed ink pad. This obviously picked up the raised pieces, and I did the same on the reverse (bottom picture). I then added a few more colours and scrunched the card up, flattened it back out again and swiped the ink pad across again, this time the colours picked up on some of the creases too. I used a piece of 'cut n dry' and my stipple brush to get in all the little gaps. It's my mums birthday in May and she loves flowers, so I may incorporate this top piece into a card for her

Thanks to Sue at Paper Paradise for the technique info and also to Glenda Waterworth of Elusive Images & Graphicus for sharing on her blog (post dated 02 March)




This one was done exactly the same way, but I didn't use as many different colours. Due to the wetness of the ink, it tore in places, I quite like the effects.

14 comments:

Mags said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!

I love them all Sam!

Ang C said...

WOW - love the effect

Dawne said...

lovely sam x

Sue said...

Sam, these are absolutely gorgeous xx

Claireabelle said...

These are fab Sam
x

hilmof said...

Love that effect Sam and the colours you chose are gorgeous

Sue said...

It looks gorgeous. Especially the colours. xx

LazyKay said...

I love all these effects. I hadn't realised it was the corners you'd been using, I thought it was the big folders. I especially like the scrunched up 'distressed' effect, it really adds something. Lovely colours. Thanks for the 'how to'.

xxxxxxx

CraftyC said...

Hiya Sam, I love the cuttlebug embossing, the pages look fab!
Clairexx

Mee said...

Great effect Sam :o)

Femmy said...

this is fabulous!!! what a great colours!!! love them!

Chris said...

Love these Sam, especially the 'distressed' one. Great colours.

mommabear said...

OOOOOOOW I love this work its All fantastic
hugs Alison

Helena said...

The top ones look so bright and fresh, fantastic technique!!!

I love how the bottom 2 turned out, they look like pieces of fabric!!!

xxxx

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