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Saturday, May 30, 2009

"My Time" technique challenge

Ahhhh....Saturday is finally here....
Today Lauren has a technique challenge for us.

DRY EMBOSSING ON VELLUM CARDSTOCK

Ever tried it? I've done it once before at a class and the results were beautiful, but I must admit that my sample today doesn't really show HOW beautiful this technique really is.
I didn't have any vellum cardstock on hand, so I just used regular vellum. The technique still worked, but the result just wasn't as dramatic as it could have been.

Okay..okay...I'm done making excuses!
Here's my sample for today's challenge... I picked up this adorable image and sentiment by DeNami Designs at the Stamp Expo a few weeks ago.

I used the technique on her bakers hat.
To try the technique out for yourself, just stamp your image onto vellum cardstock with Staz-On ink. When the ink is dry, flip over your image and place it on a soft spongy surface (I used a mouse pad). Then take an embossing stylus and rub over the image. The part that you rub will turn white and *pop* on the reverse side.

I accented my card with some cupcakes from a Martha Stewart punch and covered them with Doodlebug Sugar Coating.
I hope you try this technique out for yourself. Just be sure to use vellum CARDSTOCK to get the absolute best results.
Be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the design team to see what little beauties they came up with!

Lauren Meader
Alicia Weiman
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder
Dana
Kristin
Pam
Tracey Cuccia

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back Monday with a new Christmas challenge for ya.

5 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

What a great image! Soooo cute. Love your card :O) The colors and layout are perfect together!

Maria Levine said...

Fun card! nice job.

Stampin' Pam said...

MacKenzie this is adorable - love the super sugar sprinkles - it's the perfect touch! Wonderful

Tracey Cuccia said...

What a fun image!! This is great Mackenzie! Lovin' that cupcake too...between you and Dana, now I have to go bake, LOL...

Kathy W said...

another winner, I haven't done this technique in awhile, reminder I needed some vellum cardstock myself