Topic: Dry Embossing
HA! Just when you thought I was all done with the letterpress technique (I did say I was done) I ran across two more pieces I had made and turned them into cards. I had originally set them aside because they were splotchy but after I trimmed them down to pieces that were the best parts they were still big enough to use.
Both use the same folder - the stars. One today, one tomorrow...
I started out going for a patriotic theme so I pulled out a distressed blue paperfor the background. Another paper had a linen look with what looked like stitched flowers along two edges. I trimmed these away with a craft knife and used colored pencils to give them some color.
I didn't want to add green and spoil the two-tone look so I colored the leaves and stars lightly with yellow.
Simple layering on a dark red card base was followed with the tuck-in of a prestamped sentiment.