Monday, 16 May 2011

Double Embossing Technique

If you follow my blog you'll know how much I've wanted to be able to emboss bright pink on black for some time now, using purely Stampin' Up! products. Well, with a little cheating I have succeeded!!

This week's challenge at Less is More is to create a one layer card featuring dry or wet embossing. Thanks Dame Chrissie and Diva Mandi - I've used both, sorry it took me so long to join in, it's been such a hectic weekend this morning was my first chance to have a go.


I found this technique on several blogs and have been wanting to give it a try. I've used Melon Mambo card for the base and used the Manhattan Flower Big Shot Embossing Folder. All you do is ink up the indented side of the embossing folder with plenty of Versamark ink using the Brayer and then roll through the Big Shot. I went back and forth a few times to make sure I got a good even covering of ink. Next is to just go for it and tip the whole pot of  Black Embossing powder over the card and tap all the excess back in! Heat set withe the heat embossing tool and voila!

I decided I wanted a sentiment so punched an aperture with the oval punch and matched up the sentiment from Oval All on the inside.


No temptation to add gems or ribbon today at all. Here's a view of the inside, you can see I didn't wait for my ink to dry on the sentiment before I closed the card:


I feel like I could easily sleep all day today to recover after my busy weekend but Zac and Blake wouldn't thank me for that. Plus I could only imagine the chaos they'd cause if I nodded off even for 10 minutes.

So if you've not yet joined in with the latest LIMettes challenge - hop on over and have a go.

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29 comments:

  1. I knew you must be really busy when I didn't see a card at the top of the LIM submissions this weekend!

    Amazing technique, it looks so striking. I'm tempted to try it but don't fancy getting ink everywhere :-)

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  2. Wow! Victoria this is stunning. So pleased you got your wish for a good pink on black, it looks fabulous. Very striking for such a simple design.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. We were wondering where you were Victoria... we missed you on Saturday, but I knew you had a busy weekend ahead of you!
    This is ACE! Your technique has worked a treat!
    Fabulous card!
    Thanks so much and don't keep us in suspense next time!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  4. Worked brilliantly!

    Kathyk

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  5. Wow, wow!! This is absolutely stunning and you've certainly got bright pink on black!! And a super shine too. Love it!

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  6. This is awesome-my first view of this technique. Really cool!

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  7. What a great result. It looks fab. xx

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  8. Hi there, Gorgeous card, love that technique, it's worked brilliantly :0) xxx

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  9. This is fab Victoria, very striking. Jo

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  10. Stunning card and love the technique very effective.

    Marie

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  11. wow Victoria -job done then! V striking - love it.
    Lynn x

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  12. What a stunning affect Victoria
    That will have taken some great skills!
    Thanks very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  13. Great Fabulous and a sense of the saucy all good stuff XOXO Zoe

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  14. Wow, this is fantastic.
    jenjoy x

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  15. This is gorgeous Victoria - love the colours
    Margaret x

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  16. LOVE this card! I always think of you when insernthua colour combo as you used it for the wedding card swap I organised
    on ILWS. This looks fab!!!

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  17. Ooooh you've got me thinking now Victoria! I LOVE this card and the technique is ver clever! I have often inked the inside of my EF's but never then embossed it...I shall be trying this! :)
    Lizy x

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  18. Yay! Well done! My embossing skills leave a little to be desired so all tips welcomed :-) . Your card looks fab!

    Hope it all went well yesterday :-)

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  19. what a cool idea... your card is just amazing!!

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  20. that is clever and the results are amazing!!!!

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  21. WOW!!!! This is stunning

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  22. This is a stunning card. Fabulous folder - and even more fabulous with this technique.
    Avril x

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  23. Fabulous card. Imagine pouring on the black! Awesome.

    love this very much.

    cheers,

    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  24. Victoria, .....WOW!!!! Very very creative!

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  25. Love this dramatic card, great technique :)

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  26. Wonderfully dramatic but girly too! Very impressed with how brave you are to completely cover the card like that and get such perfect coverage. x

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  27. Now that is fuschia! great bold, modern and yet feminine design...!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sarah at 183

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  28. Stunning colours & design :-)

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