Topic: Dry Embossing
For this letterpress card I combined techniques used on previous ones.
I used a folder of a flower garden in a landscape format. I applied ink only to the background (sky), blending blue and yellow for some interest. As before I misted the cardstock and the folder then ran it through the Cuttlebug and dried it with a heat gun.
I pressed inkpads to acrylic blick and used an aquabrush to 'watercolor' the leaves and flowers. After this layer was dry, I applied darker versions of the same inks to portions of the illustration.
When this was dry I used a fine-line black marker to trace out all the raised areas of the design. I also used the marker to add a double lne border all around the card 'behind' the flowers. I gave this a double green border.
I used jet black Archival ink to stamp the greeting directly on the panel.