Sunday, September 14, 2008

Papertake Weekly: Autumn Haze


It's been quite a busy week now that school has started, however I will be doing my utmost to post regularly - at least twice a week. For this week's I tried triple embossing for the first time and really it makes.

The designers at the Paper Take Weekly have asked us to make a card using autumn colours. What better colours than oranges and browns?

Materials:

Orange papers (I'm afraid don't have the name of producer)
Brown Cardstock
Sizzix clear stamps
Happy Birthday Stamp
Black Staz-on Ink
Tangerine Versa colour ink
Clear Pigment Ink- Ink it up
Gold Embossing Ink - Ink it up
Enchanted old embossing powder - Heat it Up
Gold thread and needle

Tools

Paper Trimmer - Scallops and straight cutter
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Accents - Die cut
Heat Gun

  1. Using a scalloped trimmer cut a brown panel slightly smaller than the card blank. Prick holes and then use gold thread as shown. Distress edges using the tangerine pigment ink and emboss using clear powder.
  2. Stamp 3 flowers on light orange paper and cut out. Die cut the accents using the big shot. (Refer to technique used to make the accents on the Paper Pocket). Stick using either foam pads or a glue pen.
  3. Take a square piece of white chipboard and press clear embossing ink in a stroking manner. Make sure all the cardboard is covered. Cover with enchanted gold embossing and heat it up. Do the same step three more times.
  4. Before the last layer is added, prepare the greeting stamp by inking it with gold ink. After repeating step three for the fourth time, stamp the greeting before the fourth layer dries.
    Sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat to seal the greeting.
  5. Once ready, trim using the scallop trimmer and then cut a slightly larger piece of paper from the darker orange.
  6. Assemble everything as shown.
Tip: I found triple embossing is great if you want to combine colours and do not have matching papers. With this technique you can make your own co-ordinating embellishments!

P.S. I am afraid I finished the card late in the afternoon and it was already dark. I will try to take a better photo tomorrow as the card is much better than the photo is doing it justice.

7 comments:

Cuchy said...

Your triple embossing is really brilliant. Love it! Thanks for your comment on my blog. M.Carmen

Suzanne ~ StampInStyle,CutItCute said...

Oh, I love the Yellow Flowers!
Thank you for popping by and your lovely comments!
Suze x

Enfys said...

That embossing really makes the detail stand out. Great choice of colours too. x

Desire Fourie said...

Lovely card and warm autumn colours.

Desire Fourie said...

Lovely card and warm autumn colours.

steph said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

carolann said...

Wow this card looks so proffesional WTGxxxx