Now here’s a technique that I’ve neglected in recent times. I’ve been too busy with OLC cards that I’d forgotten how great a dry embossed background can complement a focal image.
Now I got a little bit carried away and created 3 cards, all just that little bit different from each other.
This first one is for my mother who is being an absolute superstar while undergoing cancer treatment for a second time. I used a digital image from Some Odd Girl and the sentiment is from the Sweet Stamp Shop ‘super mom’ set. I coloured her with my alcohol markers and then added her to a dry embossed base using an embossing folder form Stampin Up.
This next card will go into my birthday card stash and I really like the effect I achieved with the embossed background that I lightly sponged over to give it that worn look. The embossing folder is from Spellbinders #E3D-004 basket weave and I die cut the butterfly from some scrap DSP. The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set.
The last card will go into my masculine card stash and combines dry embossing with some scrap DSP banners and a couple of coloured dots for the finishing effect. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the sentiment is an old Stampin Up one.
Not sure why this image is so small but I’m sure you get the idea.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.