Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Embedded Image-Stampin' B's Design Team

This week, Vicky Gould gave the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge to do an embedded image. I had never tried this technique before. It was easy until I tried to emboss the image. That was only because of stray embossing powder. I was using red and it seemed to cling to my background no matter what I did. When I changed to brown, it did much better and left very little stray powder. I cannot tell you why.
The embedded image was a challenge recently on Splitcoaststampers. I did not do that challenge and didn't know what to expect but I think it turned out well. The instructions for this technique can be found on Holly McMillen's blog, Toy's Haven.

This is a summary of how to make the card:

Stamp a background image on light colored cardstock
Hold your VersaMark pad side down directly to paper. Go in one direction, turn
paper 90 degrees and go across again.
Apply a generous amount of clear embossing powder. Heat set.
Repeat steps 2 and 3. Repeat a third time. It makes a very shiny,
thick image.
Ink your silhouette image and stamp on clear embossed piece.
Apply darker embossing powder. Heat set. The image embeds
into the background. That is fun to watch.
Cut or die cut the image and make your card or project.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends-Mark's Finest Papers-Valentine Card
Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Love is in the Air (creations with hearts, flowers, or anything that reminds you of love)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #46-Hearts a Flutter (let them see hearts)
TLC297-Splitcoaststampers-Embedded Image

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts (sentiment), Heart image has no name on stamp, All Night Media-Background stamp (no name)
Paper: PTI cream cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, K&CO Smitten Pretties paper
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: crinkled brown ribbon, Flower by Daisy Doodles-candy pink, Spellbinders rectangle, scalloped nestabilitie


Courtney said...

This is lovely Benzi! Thanks for playing along with our "Hearts a Flutter" Challenge this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the shine!

Marisa said...

Lovely image you created. Way to hang in there in the process. Lovely card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, 'soon as I see the words *embedded technique*, I run the other way! I don't know why that is. Good for you, though, for sticking it out and trying different colors of ep before it worked right. You're so brave!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty, Benzi!! I think this is stunning and you really nailed that technique. I never could get it just right and ran out of time to keep trying because of dealing with our snow removal. Today I feel like I was run over by a truck. I'll be back on my StampinB game next week, though!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty job with the technique! I didn't think it was hard at all~~ HA! Maybe I did it wrong -- bawahahah

Lynne in NI said...

I've never vheard of this technique before, but I LOVE the effect!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

ps I love your clock on your blog!

Julie said...

This is beautiful! The embedded image is gorgeous and I love the pink & black color combo!

I Will have to try this technique for sure! Had to LOL at Vicki's comment!

Davi said...

Fab job Benzi!! The card is beautiful and great explanation on how to do it! Love all the elements!

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Very beauteous! I like the scalloped edge around the image!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Julye said...

Fab and unusual card and a technique that's new to e too, will check out later so thanks for ther klink. Thanks for sharing your card with us all at Penny's and good luck.

Bonnie said...

I haven't got up the nerve to try this yet. Embossing is always a challenge for me. I like what you did though and I'm inspired to give it a try!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very bold and beautiful....fab use of the technique.....and gotta say that dp is fabbo