Monday, August 17, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge 112: Embossing

Good morning! I'm back with another fun challenge. This challenge is EMBOSSING. You can use a variety of different embossing methods including heat, dry, texture paste, etc.!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! They just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! It's a tough decision :)

And now on to my challenge card I created...

I used a kraft card base to start with. I then picked an orangish color cardstock for a punch of color and used my Sizzix large dots embossing folder to add some texture. The orangish color matches the color I used in the center of the ice cream container!

I created my own stencil with die cutting a piece of plain white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Heart Lawn Cuts. It took me a little while to cut this out, but I think it's well worth it! I encourage you to use your dies in the same way. It's really a fun way to create your own stencil. 

Then, I laid my stencil down and secured it with painters tape (you can use washi as well) to my craft mat. I applied the texture paste with a piece of scrap cardstock. You can use a knife or palette tool to spread the paste onto your stencil. It dries really quickly, so you have to work a bit fast and clean up right away. It's like cement! 

I set my piece aside to dry before I used a water brush pen with my Spectrum Aqua Markers on an acrylic block. I just scribbled on a small section of color from the marker and pick it up with the water brush pen. This helps to really showcase the texture of the paste. I like to leave my paste layer a bit thicker and not as smooth to really make it fun to look at and feel. 

For the little image, I used a simple circle diecut with a piece of purple and white striped cardstock and curved the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself set and inked it up with Memento in Tuxedo Black. That's the beauty of clear stamps! You can bend and curve them just how you want 
to in order to fit your project.

The ice cream container, lid and spoon were colored in on some watercolor cardstock with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and my water brush pen. I wanted it to have a softer feel this time, and the watercolor markers are a perfect way to do that. These images are also from the Treat Yourself set. It's a must-have little set!

I hope you're inspired to get to embossing and enter our challenge!! Have fun!

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