Monday, January 31, 2011

Carrie Shimmers

My friend Joan is hostessing today's Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Her challenge is to do heat embossing on dry embossing.  Joan explains it like this:

1. Dry emboss your cardstock with an embossing folder.
2. Run an embossing buddy over the dry embossed cardstock before applying the ink.
3. Ink up your brayer with Versamark and run it across the raised area of the dry embossed cardstock using a real soft touch...you only want the ink on the raised part.
4. Apply the embossing powder, shake off the excess, remove stray embossing powder with a small brush, and emboss with a heat tool.

This image is Carrie by Rubbernecker (SKU #494-05). I colored her with my Copic markers. I used my large polkadot embossing folder and heat embossed the dots with Stampin' Up's Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I used my smaller polkadot embossing folder for the turquoise half circles. The brads in the corners are chocolate brown.

 I've taken two pictures here as the first picture with the lower light shows the shimmer of the Iridescent Ice better.

This second photo shows the true white and coloring of the card but, as you can see, the shimmer doesn't shine quite as well as it does with the lower light. 

The sketch design is an older one from SCS (SC175) that I thought was pretty cool the first time I saw and used it a few years ago on this card. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you like what I had to share today!


Cook22 said...

Today has disappeared over here, I'm hoping to combine the TLC with whatever cherry delight Cindy proposes tomorrow. But if it turns out only a quarter as well as this I'd be happy. Your shimmery background looks like expensive DP :D.

Julia Aston said...

Oh la, la! Carrie is one hot chick! She looks great in blue with all the shimmer behind her! this sketch works wonderfully with her Charlene! I hope to be able to try this technique AFTER WORK TONIGHT@!!!! LOL!!

Joan Ervin said...

I love the shimmer you achieved with the II ep, Charlene...the dots look fabulous!!! Your coloring is mighty purty, too...ya did good, gf!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are wonderful! Your coloring on Carrie is awesome and oh to have a body like that. lol Very pretty flower card and the layout is fun on both of them.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous...gotta try this one although I'm not good at fancy techniques.