Friday, May 18, 2012

Emboss and Ink

I am in love with a new technique I saw on the "You and Your Big Dreams" blog.
Pear it with the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop beautiful colors from the inspiration photo and I knew which card I want to make.  

So here is my card:

I started with a white cardstock. I white embossed the sentiment and then I colored the page with the pear tart ink (in retrospect, I could start with a green card stock...). Then I stamped the beautiful Mehndi Medallion stamp from PTI and clear embossed it.
Then I covered the card with black ink and cleaned it with a baby wipe. 
The ribbon and pearls were white, and I colored them with a copic marker to match the card colors.

I really love the way this card turned out. I am just not sure black and love goes together. If you get a card as black as this to a wedding - would that make you feel bad? I wonder... Maybe I need to make another card with a more romantic background.

Some stamping on the envelope to match.

Here is a close up to the details of this embossing card.

One word of advise, the original post suggested to make sure the ink is completely dry before embossing - they were not kidding!! Look what happened on my first try - Embossing disaster, I also used another ink which didn't turn out quite as good as the pear tart memento ink.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:


  1. Lovely card, the embossing is ver effective and your image pops against the black. Thanks so much for joining in thevSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. מתי אני מוזמנת לסדנא פרטית?

  3. קרן - אין לי את האימייל שלך. שלחי לי אימייל (יש בצד ימין של הבלוג) ונתאם מועד :-)

  4. Oh, this is lovely! I love the white sentiment & green medallions on the black background! Very striking!

  5. Love your card! The embossing is so beautiful! Gorgeous technique!

  6. Beautiful job on the technique...might not be a great wedding card but it would make a wonderful anniversary greeting.

  7. I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! Great take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  8. I'm so glad I inspired you :) Your card came out gorgeous! I think black for a wedding is just fine, it has a very classy feel to it


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