Sponging over Embossing

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I got the greatest idea from Stephanie McKinnon.  She sent a note with her swap, but I think I left it downstairs.  The idea of the embossing and sponging was originally from Jackie Topa, but the layout and colors were Stephanie's.

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Isn't that gorgeous?  And the cool thing is she embossed and sponged  on Tempting Turquoise card stock, and the color just "popped!" This seemed crazy to me, so I had to try it.  I CASEd her card, and this is what I ended up with.

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The Concord Crush scallop circle started as Tempting Turquoise, and it really did take the color well!  I embossed the image from "Artistic Etchings" with white powder on Tempting Turquoise card stock, then sponged a little Rich Razzleberry in the center and a lot of Concord Crush around the outside and edges.  Then I punched with the 2-3/8" scallop circle punch and layered it to a Whisper White circle (from the Circles #2 die).  Since my main image was a little smaller than Stephanie's, I used a larger greeting.  I punched it with the decorative label die, then layered it to another decorative label punch.  (Tip:  Punch 2 of the bottom layer, then cut each in half – one vertically and one horizontally.  Then layer these pieces under the top punched image.)

So there you have it – another swap from the water cooler.  It's been fun "CASE-ing" them.  My friends are incredibly talented!

Here are the supplies.  Remember – Sale-a-bration ends next week, so be sure to stop by my store or give me a shout to place an order!  And starter kits are 15% off and you get an extra $50 in product if you become a demonstrator before March 31!  Join online and start saving 20% on your stamping supplies today.  You can make a little (or a lot of) extra money and own your own business. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets:  Full of Life, Artistic Etchings
Ink:  Concord Crush, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise classic; Versamark
Card stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Concord Crush
Other:  Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Big Shot, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, decorative label punch, Circles #2 die, mat pack, paper piercing tool, stampin' dimensionals, glimmer brads – Brights, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Sponging over Embossing

  1. Mom says:

    Verrrrrrry nice card. Good colors and totally charming. I love the message. (I will be at the Studio a little early tomorrow to set out refreshments. I am bringing Millie with me – she doesn’t have a ride.)

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