I've been craving rich red & bling lately. So here's both combined in a little gift box & card ensemble.
Techniques/Schtuff featured in this post:
- Powderless embossing (glaze pen)
- Moist Kissing for a...
- ...1 layer 3D Fabulous Flower
- Embellishing gems
- Free hand Glue pen embossing
- Painting with a Zig Painty
- Using Vintage jewelery accents
This 3 inch gift box & the main card has both regular embossing & powderless embossing. The regular embossing is done with SU's Stitched background stamp tinted versamark pad & clear embossing powder, (but craft ink in tone on tone would work just as well.) Powderless embossing is a 10 times easier way to add texture and a little sheen. I was going to write a tutorial, but it's too easy. ..
You won't believe how basic Powderless embossing is:
- Stamp an image
- Colour (or go over) areas with a glaze pen
The flower is done by moist kissing Floral background onto Fabulous Flowers. Here's a tutorial on how to make this particular flower (moist kissing & how-to make it 3D with just one layer.) The flower is matted here with vellum cardstock that's edged with silver using a Zig Painty pen.
Bling Bling Baby:
Embellishing gems: I got these gems from Mary the marvelous. :0) I added three to this card, but I wanted to make them 'over the top.' I had my zigpainty out from doing the stem, so I drew a little silver flower around 'em. The petals on the flower are filled in with the gold end of the Zig Painty & then the whole flower is outlined with a Sakura glitter pen (clear.)
Free hand Glue pen embossing: The stem feels gem-ish to me too. It is just doodled on (the outline) with a glue pen and embossed in silver embossing powder. I was happy with the way the bumps from the embossed background showed through when I filled in the leaves with the Zip Painty pen. Click the pic above to see a close view of the bumpies. :0) (Glue pen embossing tutorial here.)
This vintage jewelery accent is actually a shoe clip I've had for a long time. It is clipped onto a band of organza (that was white, but I wanted silver so I coloured it with a dollar-store marker.) The weight of the clip required a pop-up glue dot (holds perfectly.) I'm thinkin' this'd be a fun way to use old clip on earrings too. Garage sales here I come! :0)
Hope you have a happy day, :0)