Sunday 19 April 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Daffodil experiments


Wiebke here to show you some versatile spring flower cards!

Although Easter time passed by, there is still time for spring botanicals, right?
In my garden they just started to bloom...

Sometimes I love creating cards without a sentiment!
So I can use them for many different occasions: (easter), birthday, get well or just for you....
I only have to grab a sentiment I like to finish the card just in the moment when I need it!

You have the choice to put a small sentiment on the front on a little banner or in a block-optic or also a bigger sentiment on the inside of the card.
That's so much more flexible and you always have cards for many different occasions in "your stash".

Can you imagine how I created these beautiful Daffodil-impressions? 
Cause: Uniko has stamps,stencils and dies... but no embossing-folders in their product list yet... 

I created my own Embossing-panel with a stamp and 10 layers of Embossing Powder!

Jennifer McGuire showed this technique in the newest Online Card Class "Spring Card Camp".
I'm not sure who developed this technique - she herself or someone else and when it was used first time (new or old technique?)
But I think, everybody has tried to score a stamped image by tracing stamped lines with an embossing ball-stick before... that's almost the same technique, but to create thick layered images and emboss with them and a cutting machine is a much more elegant and also more accurate way to get almost the same result!

And you can repeat the embossing process again and again...
That's woth the work you have to invest with layering 10 times embossing ink and powder and heat it up every time. I recommend a stamping tool for this process - it's so much easier to get a good layering with one of them!

The first card I made with an impressed embossed flower.
I coloured the impressed lines of the flower with Zig Real brushes and added some water for a good colour gradient to the areas beside.

A still missing (small) sentiment will be placed right between the green ribbons on the right side of the flower or (when I'll use a bigger one) on the inside of the card.
I hope I can use it as a birthday card and don't need many get well cards soon. (Nobody should be in the situation to need one during the next weeks! So please stay save!)

Look how detailed the embossing is!

The second card is made with an invers impression of the embossing panel.
I softly added some Distress Oxide inks (mowed lawn and  fossilized amber) with a blending tool. The colours outside of the expressed lines make such a soft colour effect!

This card is very simple and a bit plain right now. When I know who will get it, I think I will add a banner or rectangle piece of paper with the sentiment in the left bottom third of the flower layer.
Probably with the Simply Said Blocks in one of the two Oxide Ink colours I used for the flower.

Look how detailed the embossing is - also as expression!

Hope these cards inspire you to try this technique too!

When you use an embossing powder that doesn't "want" to layer thick enough - don't give up! Use this first try, colour it as usual and make a card out of it.
And then make a second try of the layering with another embossing powder (and maybe another brand of paper).

My first one was clear powder from Ranger - and it stayed flat. Why? I still don't know!
The second try was with a white powder from efco (one of my oldest powders in the box) on a different paper. And this turned out great!
I will use it some more times to get impressions and then I will use it as "normal" embossed image on a card - so nothing is wasted! :-)

Have a good time, stay at home and healthy and be creative!

Hugs from Wiebke

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