Hope you had a wonderful week! I have been working to extend the feeling of autumn here while I look outside and feel like I am living inside a snow globe. Several inches of snow cover everything outdoors and the snow continues to fall. But now I want to enjoy sharing the details of my most recent card with you.
The light brown base of this distressed pumpkin is stamped with a typed background. The pieced pumpkin top is created with a mix of alcohol inks and stamped images. The edges are completed with hand-drawn doodles. The stem is embossed with a crimper and inked.
The based of the background is dry embossed, brayered with black and accented with white line doodles.
|Wonder Under-so very sheer|
Wonder Under (WU) Embossing TechniqueThe top of the background is one of my long time favorite embossing techniques.WU is available in most fabric stores and is often located close to the cutting table. Generally it is used to adhere 2 pieces of fabric together.
|Heat embossed with multiple powders|
For this embossing technique cardstock is cut to the size desired and the WU is cut a little larger for it will shrink when melted (perhaps about 1/2" around each side).
It only takes a heat gun a few seconds to melt the WU so be prepared to keep gun moving or the webbing will melt away. A clip clothespin may assist in holding the WU on top of the cardstock to protecting fingers from the melting plastic.
It's time to heat the WU and just go for it! The fun part is to see the unique web patterns that the heat creates.
Embossing powders can be poured directly on the desired areas and excess dumped off. Versamark ink is NOT needed. Heat again just until the EP melts.
Final Touches-I was happy to tie up this pumpkin card with a bit of twine. And add the stamp sentiment "Celebrate" across the great pumpkin!
This week I found some challenge inspiration at several wonderful places:
Splitcoaststampers Mixed challenge 88: asked for a distressed pumpkin
STAMPlorations October Challenge: embossing and stamps
Simon Says Stamp Monday's challenge: finishing touch
Stamps used: Stamporations-Mixed Media Backgrounds set for distressed pumpkin images; Sentiment Builders-Celebrate set