Saturday 4 April 2015

Challenge up your life: Challenge #12 Embossing

Hi Crafters, 

another two weeks have passed like nothing, spring should be serious about its business now, but it's letting us wait. It's been cold, wet and stormy the past week. 
Anyway, it's time for another challenge over at

This time we are challenging you to bring texture to your cards:

Challenge #12 Embossing

Heat or dry embossing or embossing paste, that's completely up to you, just have fun with it.
I decided to create another mad doodle card, with lots and lots of bright colors and combine it with black embossing paste.

After I defined the areas with a black Copic Multiliner, I filled them with different patterns. Then I colored all the patterns with bright Copics. No shading, just plain bright! Same patterns always get the same colors. After all was colored, I outlined the areas again, first with the Multiliner and then with a white gel pen, to make them more defined. I also added a sketchy white outline around the card panel. 

Then I colored a tiny bit of embossing paste with black paint and stenciled it on thickly. Here's a close up:

While the paste dried, I created the card base and handwritten sentiment, which I deliberately cut out quite crooked. When all was done and dried, I added sketchy white lines to the black bird, to define it and make it stand out more. 

By the way, my daughter also liked the bright colors, so she created something very similar, though without embossing paste. And her dedication to her projects even inspired her friends who we've had visiting the other day, to join in. Soon we had 5 kids coloring with full concentration, while my friend and I had a very calm, relaxed cup of coffee.

I hope you’ll all join us this week and create something with embossing.


1 comment:

  1. wooooow, liebe Ela,

    das ist eine wahre Farbexplosion, die Farbkombi ist einmalig,
    einfach herrlich

    liebe Ostergrüße