Topic: Dry Embossing
I made this card to try out a technique demonstrated by Tim Holtz in his "12 Tags of Christmas" series. He stamped on the inside of an embossing folder and then impressed it onto cardstock. It makes the result look like it is stamped behind the embossing. Way Cool!
The problem is that I do not havebackground stamps and really wanted to use a script. These will come out with the writing in reverse. Fortunately, this 'script' stamp is illegible anyway, so I forged on ahead.
The script is stamped in 'Old Paper' distess ink on the 'Forever Friends' Cuttlebug folder. Then I impressed it on light yellow cardstock. I used a blender tool and 'Tea Dye' distress ink to color the edges and the raised parts of the impression. The greeting is stamped with 'Old Paper' ink and I mounted the card on dark brown folded cardstock for a base.
Tim Holtz has a new stamp set coming out that has text in reverse specifically to use with this technique so the text will be readable in the resulting card. I think they are being released at CHA (February) so I will have to watch for them. I like this technique and it would be good to have his stamps to use for it. I might have to pick up some background stamps as well.
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