Stampin' Up! Apothecary Accents dies Everything Eleanor

A few months ago in one of my stamping classes, we tried a fun technique with our embossing folders.  Before I explain the process to you, let me show you a card I made yesterday using a sample of the technique. It also includes a new die cut shape (one of 4 in Apothecary Accents) and images from Everything Eleanor, both available in our  2012-12013 Catalog.


The technique layer is the white painted layer. To get this look:
  1. Apply a thin layer of craft paint to a piece of card stock. Stampin' Up! card stock is heavy-weight and can handle the paint without buckling.
  2. Once the paint dries, run the card stock through the Big Shot enclosed in a embossing folder of your choice. Flower Garden was used here.
  3. Remove the card stock from the folder and use a Sanding Block to lightly rub the raised design. This will remove the thin layer of dried paint and allow the original card stock color to show through.
  4. Optional: Lightly ink up a Brayer and lightly roll it over portions of the card stock for additional color. Always Artichoke was added here.

In case you were wondering :)
Layout/Sketch: Stampin' Addicts Sketch Challenge (5/10/12)
 Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Other: Jewels Basic Pearls, Antique Brads, Big Shot, Flower Garden embossing folder, Sanding Blocks, Apothecary Accents dies, Vanilla Seam Binding, Brayer, white craft ink (non- SU!),  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store 24/7
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Comments

  1. What a great technique!! Gorgeous card too!

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  2. I have got to try this technique - all these elements work so well together. I have got to get a set of those accent dies for sure!

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  3. Love this card... I will be trying this technique again..
    Laura

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  4. GORGEOUS!! A really wonderful example of this technique.

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  5. What a great shabby chic card! Love that distressed technique! Cool card!

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  6. This is so cool, Adriana!! Wow!

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  7. So cool! Thanks for telling us how you made it.

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  8. love your card. the flower is so pretty

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  9. beautiful card..love the colors.
    hugs, Unscripted Sketches DT

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