In yesterdays WOYWW post I mentioned that I would try embossing the velvet paper I had lying on my workdesk and a few of you commented that you would be interested in the result. And, here is the piece I trialled.
As you can see it embosses very well ... it's the very devil to photograph though! I had to try all sorts of lighting and angles to get a satisfactory shot, but I think you can see the embossing quite well in this one. And, I've incorporated it into my letter D card too.
The velvet paper is self-adhesive so normally the backing would be removed to adhere it down. But, because of the effect of embossing, I left the backing on and instead used glue gel to stick it to the card. It may well be possible to remove the backing after embossing ... I just thought I might spoil the effect by doing so.
There's three different co-ordinating pattern papers taken from the same paper pad by My Minds Eye called, appropriately enough, Darling Dear - one of the papers has depictions of cute little deer. The base is a light grey textured card. I think the combination of colours, greys, red and tan, make this card suitable for a male recipient.
This Rudolph has the biggest and reddest (?) nose ever, thanks to the oddly shaped dewdrop I found in my stash. Rudolph, coloured with Promarkers, and the string of lights stamps are from a magazine freebie. I stamped the lights onto the red dotty paper, cut them out ... a painstaking process, but worth it ... and glazed them after adhering them to the card.
- Cardstock: Papermania A4 textured card, grey, folded to A5 size; smooth white card
- DP: My Minds Eye Darling Dear 6x6 pad, Papermania Luxury Velvet Paper Redcurrant Jam
- Cuttlebug All-In-One embossing folder, Twinkle
- Stamps: OneFourZero Stamp Set (free with Simply Cards & Papercraft)
- Promarkers - Sandstone, Ice Grey 1, Poppy
- Doodle Dewdrops red
- Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss Finish