Did you see the new Mix and Match embossing plates from Anna Griffin on HSN? I'm afraid I caved and bought the set AND took the autoship option. My shipment came in last week and I love how easy it is to customize cards for specific occasions.
It was my DD's birthday last week and I used the Happy Birthday plate to emboss the front of her card. So pretty, but it needed embellishing to make it really special and I don't have any Anna Griffin type flowers. Time to turn on the Explore!
I found several flowers in Design Space that have a shadow layer and a fairly intricate top layer. (e.g. Bits and Pieces, Gypsy Wanderings, Sophie) After placing the flower on the mat, I ungrouped the layers and changed the top one to 'write' and left the shadow layer on 'cut.' The last step is to select and attach.
Using the Amy Chomas adapter, I inserted my VersaMark embossing pen, loaded the mat with vellum and pressed 'go."
Then comes the hardest part of the whole process - getting the vellum flower off the mat without touching the wet embossing ink! I had fun trying out several different embossing powders and choosing the best alcohol marker to color the back of the flower.
Love this silver one but decided to go with a silvery white opaque powder to compliment the white-on-white look I was going for. This technique is so easy and I want to try text, a beautiful butterfly, and maybe a poinsettia with a gold edge. So many ideas!
Here is the finished card. She was very impressed! (Sorry!)
Thanks for visiting with me today! : ) Christine