Thursday, September 20, 2012

Oh the web we weave…


      A few weeks ago, I posted a card using the Watercolor Dry Embossing technique.  Whilst I wasn’t completely happy with the finished project, it did inspire this card. 

     I used the same basic technique only I omitted the watercoloring.  I’m calling this technique, Embossed Embossing (although, I’m sure it’s been done before and it was probably given some other name but I’ve not seen it).  Using the Spider Web Embossing Folder, I ran a piece of Elegant Eggplant through the Big Shot.  I then used my brayer to roll on VersaMark Ink onto the raised webbing.  You’ll want to use a firm but light hand with the brayer as you don’t want to compress the embossed image and get ink in between the web.  I sprinkled on Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool.  Such an awesome look it has given the web.  It went from “cool” to “WOW!” in no time flat!  I finished it with a touch of sponging around the edges with Basic Black100_5355The spider is from the new Googly Ghouls set.  The sentiment is out of the new Wacky Wishes hostess set.

     For the inside of the card, I made a pop-up by spiral cutting a circle and adhering the ends to opposite halves of the card.  The most difficult part to this card was cutting out all those little bats but they sure are adorable hanging there in the air :) 

     We did this card in August’s stamp club.  Yes, they may have thought me a bit batty but the ladies all seemed to enjoy the project.  I’m glad you stopped by today.  Let me know what you think.  I love to hear from you :)  and hope you’ve been inspired to weave a web yourself…it doesn’t have to be wicked ;)



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