Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Bushel and A Hug- Stained Embossing Technique

Happy Thursday Junkies-Jerri Here.
Whew! what a crazy month this has been already.  May seems to be one of the crazier months for sure.  Several birthdays, always a graduation or two, Mothers Day..... Oh and just a few more days of freedom for me before the grandbabies get out of school. Let the craziness begin!!

Today I am sharing a card I created for Technique Junkies using the Stained Embossing Technique.

I had a BUNCH of fun creating this card.  
I took this picture at a different angle so you could see that the card is a Z fold.  The sentiment is on the back part of the "Z".  I left an open space on the back (left side) of the card for writing. When the card is laying flat, you can see both the front of the card and the sentiment, which peeks out on the right hand side.

How I made the card:

By using Distress stains (I used Tim Holtz)- with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, you can create a beautiful background which is pretty enough to use alone in my opinion, or along with a stamp.

 Normally I would apply the stain to my embossing folder in a random pattern but for this design I was a little more specific in where I placed the color.  I wanted the flowers to be purple and tried to get more of the greens on the stems. I used water color paper for this process.  Complete directions on how to do Stain Embossing can be found on the Artistic Effects CD at

Once my Stain Embossed piece was dry, I embellished it with a Viva Pearl Pen and then I placed little silver dots with a silver Metallic Sharpie.
I had a leftover dragonfly ( Dragonfly (set of 2) ) from a previous project that I was able to use on this card. I had stamped it on a piece of vellum with silver detail embossing powder and cut it out.  I placed the dragonfly on the card with a pop dot.

The sentiment used is called Needed to Be. This is a beautiful sentiment that rings so true with me.  
I used my silver embossing powder for the sentiment as well.
Thank you for checking out my card! If you have a question just leave it in the comment section and I will get back with you.  

Have a Fantastic Day!