This is also the first time I've used Parchment Paper instead of cardstock vellum for this technique. I must admit it is a little smoother and more stretchy/flexible, so is less likely to tear. I bought mine at EllenH's webstore: http://www.ellenhutson.com/servlet/C...es%3APergamano
I stamped the flowers on the Parchment Paper with Palette New Canvas hybrid ink, flipped it over on my Mat Pack's paper piercing pad, rubbed all over it with waxed paper (reduces tearing) and dry embossed all the lines on the back with the fine tip of my embossing stylus. I then colored (also on the back) with SU! markers (Barely Banana, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery). The white petals layer on the big flower are produced by the dry embossing only. I tried several papers to layer underneath the flowers, and finally settled on SU's Brushed Silver. It just seemed to bring out the best in these subtle images. There is one dimensional under the center of the big flower.
The Not Quite Navy frame layer is popped up on dimensionals. I used the NQN marker on the edges, inside and outside, and stamped it with Baroque Motifs using NQN classic ink. I used my Versamarker to ink up only "Wishes" from the Peaceful Wishes sentiment and embossed both sentiments with detail white EP. The card base is Bashful Blue.
I just love the soft, dimensional, genteel look of this technique. The finished card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.
Date: Friday, August 24, 2007 GMT Views: 3248
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Fri, Aug 24, 2007 @ 9:59 PM
WOW!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!! Striking and beautiful!!! It surely POPS!!! Now when I read your detailed description of how to do it, I don't feel nearly as intimidated, having done it once!!! This is so, so beautiful!!! That flower image is just perfect for this technique -- and I love your white accents on this card -- and that POP of yellow in the flower centers!!! FABULOUS WORK!!!