Sponging over Embossing

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.

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.

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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