Sunday, 2 June 2013

Cards on Sunday - Embossed Backgrounds

I made this card for Darrens Nans 80th birthday recently. If you take a look in the bootom right hand corner you will see the metal embossing technique used on a die cut butterfly which added a new twist to the technique.
To make the card background I used a piece of blue cardstock stamped randomly with a flower image in a slightly darker shade. The blue and white section was made by inking up an embossing folder with the light blue ink on one side. You then run the folder through the big shot with a piece of plain white card. As the folder embosses and presses in the pattern the background area is also inked.
I cut this piece to size and punched a white decorative border to go above and below the embossed background and then added a stamped flower in the darker blue to the centre of the card.
To finish I added the greeting and the butterfly embellishment to the bottom of the card.