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Friday, November 15, 2019

Inspired by a friend...

My creative friend Lynette (My Stamping Addiction) inspired me to create today's card. On her blog sometime ago, she created a lovely card that she had embossed with an EF that had been inked on one side with Versamark. She added clear embossing powder to the inked portions, which she heated to a glossy finish.

I followed these steps to start the process of creating a Thanksgiving card.

After I had melted my embossing powder, I added some Distress Ink to the embossed leaves. Since they had not been heat-embossed, they accepted the ink while the heat-embossed background area resisted the ink.

Here's a little closer look where you can see the sheen of the heat-embossed areas.

When I was all done with both dry- and heat-embossing, I added the three computer-generated words, Thankful, Grateful, Blessed.

I used an old wood-block stamp on the inside. I believe I got this stamp at the thrift store, and I have no idea who made it.

I liked giving this embossing technique a try. It was a little tricky to get the Versamark ink to cover well. I found that dry-embossing the cardstock before applying the ink to the EF and then replacing the cardstock and running it through again was helpful. I also used a colorless embossing marker to add some ink to some random areas where the Versamark ink didn't stick.

I plan to try this technique again in the near future. I hope you'll give it a try, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

So glad you gave it a try, Cheryl! I like it done like this. You can also use colors of ink - that works, too! Great card.

designbydonna said...

All that embossing and coloring sounds complicated but it makes for an elegant beautiful card.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card. I've never tried Lynette's technique but it sure made a lovely design!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - and the distress ink on the leaves really makes it pop. I have not tried this technique with versamark "yet", I have tried it with just dye ink. I have my Thanksgiving cards ready to go - just need to write a note in a couple of them. I am up to 3 chemo buddies for my chemo angeling but one lives in Canada and they celebrate Thanksgiving in October so I have already mailed his. Have a great weekend - supposed to be a very pretty day today and some of tomorrow.