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
I've had a few interrupted days ... well, more interrupted than usual ... but I'm hoping to settle down to a bit of blog-hopping for an hour or so now and catch up with what folks have been up to. And talking of what folks have been up to ... yesterday, Caroline (A Crafty Scrappers Thoughts for the Day) has brought us an update on baby Ayla's progress, and she's home which is really good news ... she's gorgeous, link here to see a photograph of this bonnie baby.