Thursday, October 06, 2011

DTP Dry Emboss Sanded Technique Dasher Merry Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  How Can You Take It Up A Notch?
When I create I often ask myself, "How can I take it up a notch?"  This card was a result of that question!  I began by using the technique I shared with you on Monday - the Direct To Paper (DTP) Dry Emboss Sanded Technique (maybe I should call it the DTPDES technique instead?  It would be easier to type :)  I took a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock and covered it with Garden Green ink using the DTP technique.  I then ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty embossing folder.  Next, I sanded the heck out of the raised portions using my sanding block.  Now here comes the "taking it up a notch!"  I used my sponge and Rose Red ink to sponge the raised portions that I had just sanded.  This allowed me to create this dual-color effect for this technique!  Yeah! :)  I then adhered the panel to a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Rose Red card base.  Dasher was then stamped onto a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock using Rose Red ink.  I punched it out using the square scallop punch and then stamped the sentiment from Tiny Tags repeatedly using Garden Green ink.  I also sponged the edges with the Garden Green ink.  I attached the square to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally, I knotted a small piece of gold elastic through the Rose Red button and attached it to the square using mini glue dots.  I hope you like it!  I wonder how I can take it up one more notch???  Any ideas??? :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I like it the way it is but if you're asking for ideas the one I have would be to capitalize on the gold thread and add a layer of brushed gold cardstock under your embossed piece - just a sliver bigger. And then you might add a punched circle to frame the button(but behind the scalloped square).