Sunday, August 25, 2013

Call To Me

Today's card is from one of our guest designers, Shelly Newkirk. Shelly used only one color of ink to enhance the embossing on her card!  Her card is similar to the Belleek Inspired technique that seems to have taken the crafting world to new heights.


To start, emboss a piece of 5.50 x 4.25 inch white card stock in Spellbinders Whimsy Embossing Folder. Very lightly “kiss” only the raised embossed portion with a sponge inked with a light brown or tan ink.  

Attach to an A2 plain white card base.  (A2 = 5.50 x 4.25 inches, also called a quarter fold).

Next, position a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Nine die in the exact center of a 5.50 x 4.25 inch piece of white card stock and tape into place. Cut and then emboss with the rubber mat. The embossing with a rubber mat is not a must with the frame, but I find that it is one of those little touches that really adds a classy look the finished product.
Lightly sponge the outer and inner edges of the newly cut frame with the same ink used on the embossing folder piece.  Since I like the 3-D effect, I have attached cut pieces of flat from a paper egg carton to the back the frame.  Attach the frame to the card base.

The sentiment is a Scripture that I have created in PSP X and cut with a Spellbinders Nesting Rectangle. After lightly sponging the greeting with the same tan or brown ink, I also gave it a raised effect using flat pieces of an egg carton and glued inside the frame, over the embossed background.

With plain white paper again, cut one of Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies and the angel wings that go under the butterfly. With that same tan or brown ink, heavily sponge the angel wing (liner) and lightly sponge the edges of the butterfly. Position the butterfly artfully on the card front.

The same ink is sponged on all the pieces used in the design.  The design can be made totally in white with no sponging, but for my purposes here the sponging really helps show the layers and embossing.* 

I really enjoyed sharing this card with you. Maybe you'll just be inspired to try this technique!

Such a pretty card! Thanks Shelly!!

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