I'm totally digging that metallic shine, and the damask-ish pattern on the top made me think of letterpress! I had about 4 failed attempts at doing faux letterpress: I inked up an embossing folder and ran it through the machine...and each time it came out splotchy. I have successfully done this in the past on regular cardstock, but I think the pearly cardstock I was using didn't want to take the ink.
First, I embossed the image onto my shiny cardstock.
Next, I took a fine Sharpie and patiently colored everything in.
Oh yea- then I did it AGAIN, because I decided I didn't like the tree centered on the card.
This is another one of those "it-looks-better-in-person" kind of deals. It really gives the impression of letterpress!
To make the sentiment, I die cut the "hello" 3 times in black and glued those together. Next, I die cut it with the shimmer cardstock, then embossed that with the same tree folder for some added texture. You can see the black underneath the letters in the pic below:
I really hope you play along - the prize this time around is from Simon Says Stamp!
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As you may know, I'm trying to work on my video skillz (yes, I did just write that, lol!). I cringe when I look at videos I made a year ago....not counting the craft dash ones though, because those were so much fun! Note to self: do more timed videos :)
This weekend marked the tail end of my February break- I'm actually looking forward to going back to work tomorrow! Time at home was fun, but I miss going to school. However, I did have time to whip up 2 videos...this one, and another that you will see in a few weeks.
Sorry that it is kind of long...I was making the card up as I went along :)
First of all, sorry for the sub-par photograph. I've been trying to get myself out of my lightbox, and I'm still working on the lighting in my craft room!
I was so excited to use these acrylic letters that I picked up at Michael's. They are a translucent black (you can see the translucency in person). I was inspired by the bold color and use of stripes in the dress.
Please visit the other designers, and I hope you choose to play along!