Monday, October 31, 2011

Brayered Embossed Backgrounds

Continuing with the Croptoberfest Challenges over at PaperArtistsOnline, I made a set of three similar cards, challenging myself to use a brayer and embossing folder to get different looks with each one. For the first one, I brayered Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink over the embossed image after running it through the Cuttlebug. This results in a Letterpress look which I really like.


For the next one, I brayered the Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink over the embossing folder before running it through the Cuttlebug. I call this a Letterpress effect but I'm not sure I'm correct. Is it the positive or the negative? Whatever. I like it.

For the last one, I glued strips of contrasting cardstock to the panel before running it through the Cuttlebug. The photo may not illustrate it very well other than the word Blessings, but there are also strips on the words November and Autumn. After embossing, I also ran a brayer over the image with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.
Supplies Used:
All Cardstock from Club Scrap
Henna card base
Cruising black panel
Apothecary or Gramma’s Attic embossed panel
Flowers from Comfort Zone unmounteds
Rosette made from Wordsworth Tangerine Wash paper
Bling brad from my stash
Ranger Distress inks used on flower images
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thankful Background embossing folder
Thanks for looking. Which one is your favorite technique?

1 comment:

  1. i can't possibly choose a favorite!! All are lovely, but i guess 1 or 2, well maybe 3...