Tuesday, February 12, 2013

sanded embossing

Hello friends.  Seems like it's been forever since I've done any of the challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  There was a time I was doing one every day.  But I guess my priorities have changed, as has my art.  I've been dabbling more in mixed media, so I don't make as many cards.  I'm sure the fact that I have a mega supply of cards also has something to do with it. 

However, since I'm still teaching two card classes a month, there is still a need to make a few.  I decided to make one for my class this week using the technique challenge that was posted on Monday.  The challenge was to dry emboss some pattern paper and then sand over the raised areas. 

I chose a piece of paper from My Mind's Eye, embossed it with my textile embossing folder and then sanded with a sanding block.  I mounted that on moss card stock.  I then punched some 7/8" circles from artichoke card stock and cut them in half before attaching them. 

The focal image is from Hugs & Prayers (Gina K.), stamped on naturals ivory with jet black stazon and die cut with a Spellbinders scallop circle.  I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color the image.  The edge of the circle is sponged with artichoke ink and dots are added with a black marker. 

Thanks so much for joining me today for a visit. 

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