So excited to be the Featured Stamper over at Color Throwdown! Our colors this week are Sage, Black, Kraft and Copper. What I envisioned and what I came up with are not exactly the same, but I think the end result works. I had envisioned more greenery, but those dies were obviously off on vacation. I am in the middle of a craft room reorganization and it may or may not be going as planned! Here are the color swatches for you to come craft along with us-
My original plan was for a CAS card, that ended up just not looking right. I basically kept adding things until I managed to pull it all together. I didn’t have any copper paper in my stash, but did have copper embossing powder. My tag edges were inked with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed. I cut a few dies from the Lovely Layers Winter Greenery dies and added embossing powder to those as well. The cluster of elements was tied together with a twine bow.
To add additional texture, the kraft panel was dry embossed and a few splatters added to pull all of the elements together. My splatters at first appeared black, but dried to a more silvery finish. Overall it was a fun card to create and I love the look of the metallic die cuts.
Design Tip: To heat emboss your die cuts, apply your ink of choice directly to the die cut with your ink pad. VersaMark is my go to for embossing. For larger die cuts, I ink and emboss in sections. If you miss a spot, you can always go back and add more ink and embossing powder. Super simple and gives you more mileage out of your die cut collection.
All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
- C1524 Words of Comfort Stamp Set-Retired
- X6064 Black Cardstock
- X6058 Rosemary Cardstock
- Z1375 Kraft Paper
- Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
- Copper Embossing Powder-Simon Says Stamp
- Kraft Tag-Simon Says Stamp
- Twine-Taylored Expressions
- Black Mica Spray-Tim Holtz
- Lovely Layers Winter Greenery-Honeybee Stamps
- Weathered Embossing Folder-Taylored Expressions
- Z4364 Black & White Dots
I have entered my card in the following challenges:
- Allsorts-Anything Goes Option of Trees/Leaves
- Can You Handle the Pressure-Anything Dry Embossed Goes
- Tic Tac Toe-Rust, Free, Any Shape Die
- We Love 2 Create-Anything Mixed Media Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!