Monday, April 7, 2014

LSC # 79 Try a New Technique

Welcome back to a new Lawnscaping Challenge!  We are focusing on new techniques!  Is there a technique that you haven't tried yet, and wanted to, or haven't?  We'll for this challenge, we want you to try it!

For me - believe it or not, I have never used my dies to emboss before!  I have only used them to do what they were intended...die cut.  I have always wanted to try to emboss with dies - so that is what I did for my card.

I used "Happy Trails" from Lawn Fawn for my card.  I first die cut a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow ( my favorite) card stock using the one of the postage edge frame dies from Simon Says Stamp and I did some Distress Inking on the card stock to create a night sky.  I used Tumbled Glass and a little Chipped Sapphire. I then took a star pattern stencil I have from Studio Calico, and I took my Versa Mark ink, and pressed it onto the stencil to create "sticky stars", and then I heat embossed it using silver embossing powder.  I, then embossed another one of the postage edge frame dies onto a piece of Butter Mints card stock from Bazzill.  I love how it gave it a subtle look.
 After that, I worked on my trailer - I stamped, and die cut it out and color it using some of my Copics.  I created my card base which is 5.5 X 4.25 and scored it at the top from a piece of wood grain card stock from Simon Says Stamp, and I adhered both panels to the card base.  I popped up my trailer using foam adhesive, and then I worked on my sentiment which is a piece of vellum, and I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink, and then applied some clear embossing powder since it is a pigment ink, and then I heat set that with my heat gun.  I used a little of Tombo Mono Multi on the end of my vellum, and then I added two enamel dots to finish it off.  Here is a closer look at my embossing with my die.

So - I am looking forward to seeing what techniques are used over at gallery!!  Have fun creating, and I will see you there!


  1. Oh wow! That looks fantastic!!!!! I also have never tried to emboss with my dies!!! You have totally inspired me though!! It's so cool!! And that little camper is just too cute for words!

  2. I LOVE this card! This technique is awesome! The vellum is a nice touch too!