First all I'd like to welcome my new follower Chana. Thank you for following my blog
The challenge at CAS Mix up
this month is embossing with dies.
I've embossed with dies lots of times but there's some really good tutorials on the blog for doing somethings a bit different. One technique that caught my eye was inking up the die before embossing with it and then applying EP so I thought I'd give that a go. There is also some super inspiration from the DT and some of the entries are beautiful.
I had 3 practice runs with different dies and scraps of card and all 3 went straight into the bin. They either had not enough ink or too much ink that touched the whole die or bits of both. So, ofcourse that meant too much embossing powder or not enough. So I've gone with what I know works for me and leave the fancy, clever stuff for the artists.
The die I used is from Amazon
Sentiment from Avery Elle
The butterfly is cut with a Memory Box die and 8 layers of vellum.
I use vellum because it's stiff enough to keep it's height.
I finished it off with a small dab of Pearl Maker mainly to cover where the glue is.
I'm getting to that age when I seem to need more and more of these sort of cards and this design feels just enough to me.
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