Monday, 13 August 2018

Dry Embossed Painted Image

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've enjoyed a lovely weekend!
 When I was  prepping for yesterday's video, I stamped and 
coloured the complete image before I started videoing. This 
enabled me to stamp an image, and show how I coloured 
one of the flowers, a leaf and two of the buds real time.  I then 
said that I'd finish colouring the image off screen once I'd
 finished videoing, and that I'd share what I decided  to do with
 it! Today's card is the result!  I haven't used this technique
 for quite some time, and  I'm oh so pleased with the result!
  After I'd finished  colouring the rest of the image, I dry 
embossed the complete layer using the  Basket Weave 
Dynamic Embossing Folder. As I had painted the image on 
one side, I sprayed just the reverse of the layer before
 putting it through the Big Shot.
  I used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Itty Bitty
 Greetings Stamp Set, and punched it out using the Classic 
Label Punch.  I did consider stamping the image directly onto
 the layer before embossing, but decided against this idea. 
 My concern was that because it's a small sentiment, it could
 get lost once it was embossed, whereas keeping it on its own
 makes it stand out beautifully. I also think the Wink of Stella
 also shows up more than normal - although still not in the
 photgraphs - as it's sitting in different directions on the 
embossed area............if you know what I mean! ☺
I have one more card to share with you tomorrow using this same 
image - another no painting card, sort of! - and then I think
 it'll be time for me to move on!

That's about it from me today. 
I hope you have a lovely week, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Beautiful card, just love the colours x

    1. Many thanks, Annette. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. That turned out really great, didn't it?! It's been a long while since I've done this technique myself! (One tends to lose track or even forget after awhile. At least this one does!) Glad you showed us the "follow up" ... and definitely, you made the right choice to not include the sentiment in the embossing ... it's really lovely Jan. Like the size too!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. One of the beauties of cardmaking is that there are so many different techniques. The downside is that it's so easy to forget them! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Jan I love how this card looks after you have coloured the image and the dry embossed it. I would definitely love to CASE this design as I have a batch of birthday cards to do shortly. TFS :O) xxx

    1. Hi, Lorraine. I'd be very pleased if you CASEd this. Dry embossing an image is a great technique! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.