I took the thin piece of cardstock and taped it down to a scratch piece of paper. I liberally sponged on Victorian Velvet distress ink until I happy with the color. I don't reach for this color very often but I don't know why. It's gorgeous! I took a pair of scissors and started cutting apart all of the floral elements.
Back to that thick piece of cardstock. I taped it down to a gray piece of cardstock. I dug around and found my stash of embossing paste. I squished my Hickory Smoke distress ink pad down on to my glass mat. Then I took a scoop of paste out and mixed it with the ink. I did this several times until the paste was as dark as I wanted it to be. I used a plastic spatula to spread this over the top of the die cut cardstock. I worked quickly so the paste wouldn't dry our before I was done. Once it was smoothed out I removed the die cut paper and cleaned up my tools. This is very important when working with embossing paste!
I set this aside for a little while until the paste was dry. Then I started fitting the cut out floral pieces into the embossing paste piece. I glued the pieces in place with a liquid glue.
Here it is with all of the pieces glued in place.
I took the completed panel and attached it to a white, side fold A2 card base. I took my Wink of Stella marker and went over the leaf and heart shapes. Now...how to add a sentiment. I didn't want to cover up the cool background! I found a small I Miss You sentiment in the Hug Me set from Altenew. I masked off the "I" and stamped it on white paper with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. I sprinkled on clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.
I cut it down to a small strip and angle cut the right side. I put foam tape on the back and glued it on the background. I really love the look of the embossing paste! I tried to capture the dimension in the photo below.
This class was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the next one! Thanks so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate it!
Altenew supplies used:
Hug Me stamp set