This is a project for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's latest challenge. A pocket card. It was supposed to have red as the focal colour, but I missed that somehow, so it's turquoise...
This is a bookmark pocket card with a (new?) Cuttlebug technique--my latest obsession: basically, colouring then painting on Cuttlebug embossing (should work with other embossing machine or brass templates... too)...
It gives you a funky textured fresco or a real ceramic look & You can make it soft or bold (of course). ;) There's a pictorial on my blog for each look:
* Cuttlebug machine & embossing folder: I used 2 of the soon to be available Provo Craft folders: Kimiko 5x7 Embossing folder & Lanterns A2 Embossing folder. You can see the whole Asian line on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.
* White Strathmore 100lb Bristol Vellum (akin to heavy white cardstock holds up nicely to the paint)
* Copic markers/other colouring medium. (Copics bleed less with the paint)
* White acrylic paint (+cardstock scraps to spread it around)
* Distress inks: Antique Linen; Peeled Paint; Broken China
* Painting: brush, water, & paper towel/rag to blot
* Sewing: paper piercer, needle, thread, seed beads
* Tassels (made from embroidery thread & a button)
* Cardstock: Medium & light turquoise and cream coloured
* Embossing: Versamark; clear & white embossing powder; heat gun
* Stamps: Tranquility from ISC