This is my card for two challenges, the Technique Lovers Challenge 416 which was to Dry Emboss on dp and then sand it and for the Clean and Simple 207 - Love is in the Air.
Would anyone like to know how many papers I ruined trying to sand on Dry Embossing?? I didn't think so. :) I got the first card all done and ready to upload and decided to read the directions just one more time. Just in Case, you know. I about flipped when I read that I couldn't use cardstock because I had. So then the learning process started all over again. I now have things correct - and please don't tell me if I don't.
I embossed PAPER from the DCWV Heirloom collection that I got for Christmas. The red, black and white are cardstock as my card was starting to feel like tissue and I needed something to hold it together. True Story. I sanded a lot.
Sentiment is computer generated, and hearts and border and ovals are punched.
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 GMT Views: 892
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 61507
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 6:08 PM
I know you took a lot of time to get your card just right, Carol.....but the results were well worth it! It is LOVELY! I like the "time" embossing and sanding. With the darker bg, it almost has the look of lace. Lovely punched edges too.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 24818
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 7:08 PM
I can sympathize with you ..but the important thing is you stuck with it and came out with a great card! I love the distressed look of this..that clock ef is very cool and your border punched edges are perfect.
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10826
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 1:37 AM
Well done...this turned out so neat....:0)....I havent tried that dry embossed and scraped yet either...might have to it DOES add neat character to the card....more vintage or antique looking...love it here....way to go...Things like that happen to me a lot too. glad you stuck with it here tho..so worth it..:0)..TFS
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Love the effect of your dry embossed, sanded background paper. Works so well with your reds. The border scrolling is a nice effect too.
------------------------------ "You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach