Monday, January 23, 2012
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 12 - Dry Embossing
This week's challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Dry Embossing. Cheery Lynn Designs has a wonderful assortment of embossing plates and grunge plates available. For my card, I began with a base of Violette Curious Metallic card stock die cut using my Scalloped Oval Lg Stacker. I added an Cryogen metallic layer embossed with my Hearts and Rose Leaves embossing plate. The great thing about these plates is their size. They are a whopping 5 5/8 x 7 3/4 " so you can easily emboss a 5 x 7 card or even a panel for a 6" square card. Next came the center layers, first the Violette Scalloped Circle Large Stacker and then the Cryogen Circle Silver Stacker embossed with my Flutter Bys embossing plate.
On to the flowers, aren't they just gorgeous. I love being able to create such beauties using dies and not having to add pre-made flowers and hope the colors match. I began with the center Violette rose, this time using text weight metallic paper. I layered petals from Miniature Rose, Medium Rose, and Large Rose dies for this one; dry embossing from the back so the petals are softly curved. For the Amethyst roses, I used Miniature Rose and Medium Rose. Next came the two tone roses, I was inspired by the roses on Bonnie B's challenge entry a few weeks ago, I love the use of two papers. For these roses, I used Cuties 2, just glueing half of each die cut together as shown in my tutorial. For the final roses, I used Cuties 3, solid colors this time. I tucked in some leaves from Dimensional Large Leaves 2 as well as a bit of leaf and swirl from Fanciful Flourish. The last step was to add two butterflies from the Exotic Butterfly Small die set. I added a few beads of Lilac Viva Decor Pearl pen to their bodies. Finished size is 5 x 7 inches.
Be sure to check out the challenge for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. We also have a second sponsor, CutCardStock, they are donating a $30 shopping spree to their store.