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Sunday, 12 May 2013

4 Birds Birthday Wishes

This stamped image I've had knocking around for ages. Its stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, and the background was created on photopaper using Alcohol Inks. They were streaked on, using a blending tool, rather than the normal 'tapping' or 'pouncing' method.
 I cut the image down, just leaving a narrow border, and then it has sat in a drawer since, as I couldn't decide how to use it.
 Recently I bought a cardstock pad, Black Magic, which has a Black coating over different colours of cardstock. This pad comes in a few different sizes, 6x6,12x12, and the one I have, 4.25x5.5.
 Now I have to say, I have never really been a fan of sanded dry embossing- it just doesn't do it for me, and that of course is the idea behind the coated cardstock. So not really sure what possessed me to buy it- probably the fact that it was Black :).

Anyway, I thought I would use the Birds & Swirls Cuttlebug folder on a sheet, to tie in with the birds in the image.

  So I ran it through the folder, and when it came out, in places the coating had split, revealing the green beneath, which didn't actually look too bad.I found the little bit of sandpaper that comes with it to remove the surface, and gave it a bit of a wipe over, and rather liked the detail it revealed.

The image was mounted on top with DST, a Birthday sentiment stamped in Black & heat embossed onto a scrap added below it.

I trimmed it down to the edges of the embossed panel, and matted it onto a piece of coloured Kraft cardstock, as they had the same sort of surface finish. This is a 4.25x5.5 pad too.
I matted the image onto a green sheet of this, then onto a black base card.

A few flowers made from punches finished it off.

4 Little Songbirds Stamp, Crafty Individuals CI-184
Core'dinations Black Magic Pad
Kraft Core Pad
Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls Folder
Onyx Black Versafine
Assorted Flower punches.


Alison Wade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. Gorgeous card. I love sanding dry embossing - always reveals some lovely effects. You have got a good collection of Core-dinations. Can never have too much! Ali x #25

Janette said...

Wow I love this card and how great the black card looks now after it has been dry embossed and sanded. I love the stamp its fab.

gardenpinks said...

A super card, just love it. I feel the same way as you about sanding card but this looks so effective I might just have to change my mind :)
Lynn x

Fandhmum said...

I think this has come out really well, it's stunning,
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

The birds are gorgeous! Love the embossing too.