Jennifer McGuire shared HERE. She shared a technique where you ink up a wood embellishment and emboss it, creating a faux letterpress. I decided to use VersaMark ink instead so I could do some embossing. It's such a cool effect with the dry embossing. Check it out...
For my first card...
...I used the largest butterfly from THIS wood embellishment pack and covered it with VersaMark ink. I placed it in the center of a piece of watercolor cardstock with washi tape and ran it through my die-cut machine with an embossing mat. I applied THIS embossing powder on top and heat embossed it. It gives a faux foiled look that is so pretty in real life.
I die-cut THIS die using black cardstock and adhered it over the butterfly. I stamped a sentiment underneath that using black ink and adhered the panel to a black, top folding note card. Here's a closer look...
For my second card...
...I did the same technique but using the smaller wood embellishments in the pack. I stamped a sentiment from THIS set using black ink. I adhered it to the edge of a black note card. Oh, and make sure you use some type of anti-static tool before embossing when trying this technique.
A closer look...
I also have a bonus card for you! When experimenting with this technique, I fell in love with the embossing powder and wanted to see how it looked on the wood embellishment itself....THIS paper pad has little sentiments that you can cut apart. I used one for my greeting. I added it and the butterfly wrapped with THIS thread on to my card along with a vellum circle cut with THIS die, some epoxy circles, and did some spray misting on a piece of the patterned paper (in the same paper pad).
A closer look at the butterfly...
I just love how the texture of the wood comes through. Pretty.
LINKS TO PRODUCTS USED
American Crafts Wood Butterflies: HERE
Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder: HERE
American Crafts Stitched 6x6 Paper Pad: HERE
Watercolor Cardstock: HERE
SSS Sending word die: HERE
SSS Sending and Wishing Set: HERE
Bazzill Black Cardstock: HERE
HA Gold Metallic Spray: HERE
SSS Stitched Circles Die: HERE
DMC silver thread: HERE
VersaMark ink: HERE
Anti-static pouch: HERE
SSS Fog Cardstock: HERE
ME Basic Set Dies: HERE
Make sure you go and enter your project HERE. You could win...
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