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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Southwest Indian Pot

This is a technique I've never tried till now. It's called Embossed Vellum, and it's on the brand new Technique Junkies CD #6, which is available to none-subscribers also!! But why in the world wouldn't you want to be a subscriber?! LOL It's such a great deal it's almost a steal!! Go to Pat's blog and you'll see a link for a free CD tutorial and all the info you need!

(click on photo for more detail)
All stamp images on this card, including the blanket background, are from I Brake For Stamps. Actually, the pot, cactus and building are all on the same half sheet, so that's a great deal. And check the site often - the sales/specials are awesome and change regularly. If you need some ideas for the IBFS images, go to my sidebar (under Index of Posts) and click on I Brake For Stamps and you will see all the cards I've posted using their stamps!

I have a couple hints when doing this technique:
~ don't press too hard on the vellum or you will rip right thru it
~ pick a stamp with enough open area for the color to show
~ add shading around edges to tone down the white of the vellum (I used a sponge)
~ back the vellum by white so your colors pop
~ eyelets, brads and gemstones work well to hide tape at corners
I used Stampin' Up! inks in the Earth Elements family. I added a shadow for the pot using three colors to keep my images from floating. I used a sponge to edge the largest panel with Really Rust and then Close to Cocoa, and used some scraps of same to make corners for my main panel. The southwest border punch is by Marvy. It's hard to see, but I roughed up the edges of the rust and tan panels with a Tim Holtz distressing tool just a bit. I think that's about it for the details!
Thanks for stopping by!


Manna said...

Very very pretty, Nancy! Images really pop!

Cheryl said...

This is a gorgeous card Nancy.

Shirley said...

A great card again, Nancy. Love that Magenta stamp and how you used it. Thanks for the tips too!