Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cards & Cotton Balls. What!!

I thought the same thing when I was wandering around on Deb Valder's blog at when I came upon an interesting card. So off I was to Deb's YouTube channel. This is the video I saw that inspired my card.

She uses a manual embosser and cotton balls.  I saw Deb's card and was intrigued at how 3D it looked. So, I had to try this for myself and with the prompt of DRS Designs Color challenge I was on my way!

Entering Challenge:
Inspired by Color #175
When I saw these colors I just fell in love.. What amazing inspiration... Well I hope you like my take on the challenge.. Here is my card.

Card Size: 4" x 6". Using all the colors from the photo
I think this card turned out wonderfully.
The butterfly is actually made using a punch and lace that was given to me by
a friend. The patterned vellum had the perfect sentiment!
It really looks three dimensional and what a 'feely' card
Worked out just like Deb said.
Again showing the embossing using 110 lb. paper,
craft mat, and hand embosser.
I am not going to go through a step-by-step on how I made the card but if you didn't want to see the video here is how I made the embossed image.
  1. Stamped the flowers on 110lb. paper and then colored them using my alcohol markers. 
  2. The markers did bleed through the paper which was a good guide to start tracing my flowers with my embosser.
  3. Again using my embosser and craft mat I embossed and filled in the flowers and stems.
  4. Flipped the card over and traced some of the petals for more dimension.
  5. Glued in some cotton (not much) inside the embossed areas to really make the flowers pop. Let dry.
  6. Adhered it to the polka dotted card stock.
Well that is it for me.. I hope you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment good, great, or otherwise. Take care.

All the Best,


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Now that is cool! Thanks for sharing the video!

Shelia said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Those yellow tulips really pop!! I love that lace butterfly too. Thank you for sharing with us at DRS Designs.

Monika Reeck said...

No doubt if this will be a winner card
STUNNING Shawna...
the flower is really fit DRS Design foto inspiration
if I am the DT member will choose this as the winner...
you have much technique..making great background..coloring flowers...
Love your adorable card my friend.
hugs, Monika

Dawn T said...

Great technique Shawna I really like the idea and it's turned out stunning.

nwilliams6 said...

What a super technique! I am going to have to try this! I love your card and I am so glad you were inspired by the DRS Designs Challenge. I noticed you won the challenge as well - Congrats!!!!

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