Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Favorite Technique at The Pixie Cottage

This week at The Pixie Cottage we're sharing our favorite technique.  I love, love, love embossing, especially "dry" embossing.  So many different options available, from embossing folders, to smooshing something like an onion bag or piece of screening in your machine's "sandwich", to get all sorts of wonderful designs embossed into your paper. 
I used Copics to color the adorable "Hannah at the Pond" by Sandra Hammer, available from Michelle's Scrapbooking.  Not sure why, but the clouds came out extremely pale in the picture, but IRL they look great.  I sponged Stormy Sky Distress Ink around an hand-cut cloud mask.  Then I attacked almost every piece of paper with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, except for the dotted background.  :)  The flowers were punched with Nellie Snellen punches.  I then sprayed them with water to soften up the paper fibers to get a deeper impression in the embosser.  They were then tipped with Perfect Pearls. 

Challenges: 
Paper Sundaes - Clouds and skies
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Pick of the Bunch (Flowers)
Crafts and Me - Anything goes

Stamps:  Hannah at the Pond from Michelle's Scrapbooking.
Paper:  HOTP, SU! CS.
Ink:  Copics.
Accessories:  Corner punch, Nellie Snellen flower punch/embosser, Cuttlebug EF, Drew Drops, Perfect Pearls, Stickles.

7 comments:

Wendy said...

You have created a totally awesome card! Love your ideas on putting "other" types of stuff like the onion bag through the cuttlebug! Will try that sometime!

Sorry I didn't get around to your blog last week!

Hugs,
Wendy

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous embossing, and love the soft tones.
Hugs
Tanya

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Karen Howard said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love how you colored Hannah! Hugs, Karen

Judie said...

Lovely card, such a cute image and colored so nicely. Love the embossing.

Judie

Cheryl said...

this is one really beautiful card love the detail and image on this,
bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cherylxxxxx

sara said...

gorgeous card i love that image thanks so much or joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x