Hello my creative friends!! I have a wonderfully CAS (Clean and Simple) card to share with you today for this weeks Power Poppy Peeps Challenge. I used the Bottlebrush set for this card and it came together very quickly.
I just used a simple Emboss Resist Technique for this beautiful collage of Bottlebrush Trees. I stamped them with Whisper White Pigment Ink (SU!), and embossed them with Super Fine White Embossing Powder (Ranger). I then took a sponge dauber and, in a circular motion, added some Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Ink to the trees. Lastly, I added a sentiment, using Smokey Gray Versafine ink, a Metallic embroidery thread bow, along with a Sparklet (Kaisercraft) center. Easy, peasy. Each panel is raised with Scotch Dimensional tape, and the border was punched using an EK Success punch with a double scored line above.
I did something a little different though with the framing of the trees though. Let me explain:
To create the frame, I took a Standard Spellbinders Rectangle and laid it on top of white card stock. I taped it down, flipped it over and laid it on the cutting plate with the rectangle side down. I then put my embossing mat over it, along with another plate and ran it through my diecutting machine. When you remove the rectangle die, you have a beautifully embossed piece. But I flipped mine over and used the other side. I loved how the frame popped up off the piece instead of appearing debossed. Does that make sense?
This first photo is the framed side I used.
Here's the flip side
I tried taking a picture of each one, but, it's hard to tell the difference in the photos. All I can do is suggest that you try it yourself. After embossing your shape, flip the card stock over and look at the other side.
This card is a standard A2 size, so it's easy to mail too. You could eliminate the layers for a flatter version if you like.
Now, if you'd like some more inspiration, stop by the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Leslie Miller
- Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a terrific weekend!
Stamps: Bottlebrush (Power Poppy)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Whisper White (SU!), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Spun Sugar (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Standard Rectangle Die (Spellbinders), Metallic Embroidery Thread, Sparklet (Kaisercraft), Dimensional Tape