I'm giving you a peek at my card for the Operation Write Home hop this weekend... it fits Lydia's Mix-Ability challenge this week!! To create the circle panel on my card, I cut a circle out of lightweight cardstock, and layered it with strips of scrap paper... I trimmed the edges to the circle shape again, rubbed some white acrylic paint over the panel, added some stenciling and some drywall tape for texture, then covered the panel with crumpled tissue paper using watered-down PVA glue. When the glue wash was dry, I lightly rubbed the creases with white acrylic paint. That's the 'bumpy' element of my card!
The diecuts on my card are from Impression Obsession, and the birds are cut from white glossy cardstock (so that's my smooth element). My cardbase is lightly embossed - I ran it through my Big Shot in a Sizzix folder, but just used shims so I'd only get a light impression - then I passed a white dye ink pad over the raised areas to make them show up a little more.
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Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 2:30 AM
Wow - very cool technique and your card came out very lovely!
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I have not thought of "lighty" embossing with a folder...fabulous results! The circle panel sounds like so much fun to create and is very captivating. The tissue paper was a fabulous finale to your many layers! Thanks for sharing this awesome piece!
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Sun, May 26, 2013 @ 7:23 AM
After seeing this beauty and dizziemommie's card it is evident that I need to get some drywall tape. This is gorgeous! (And I'm staggered that I actually don't have an accessory in my craft room that I want ... must rectify that post haste!) I have those dies and I feel a CASE coming on ... such a beautiful creation!
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