Monday, November 28, 2016

Cards with double embossed backgrounds

Have not done some double embossed backgrounds in quite a while so I made a few the other day for some thank you cards I had to get ready to send.  I used colour printed cardstock (green core with a blue denim printed background), embossed them with one folder then sanded the embossing.  Next, I embossed them with another folder and rubbed a stamp pad over the embossing giving my backgrounds all a very unique look!!  I used two different blue inks on the right and left and a green on the middle one.  
For the left hand card, I adhered my background to a navy card, added a navy strip over it and then glued my layered greeting over it.  The layered greeting was created using a circle punchie with a colour printed greeting, over a green circle punchie (SU) and a turquoise scallop punchie (SU) to which I added two short lengths of green ribbon with flagged ends.   For the center card I used green cardstock for the card front and the different layers.  For the right hand card, I used a punchie with a watercoloured boat (Arthur's Clip Art) on it and layered it over a stamped and glitter embossed image which I punched with the scallop circle punch.  Love the bit of sparkle that shows all the way around the image and the white border around it!!  I added a length of white ribbon to the background before gluing it to a green card front.  I tied on another short length using one single knot to simulate a bow.  I adhered my focal element over the ribbon using 3D foam tape.  I added a layered laser printed greeting on the lower right hand corner.

For the last background I had created I created a birthday card.  I added a length of light blue ribbon to the background before adding it to a green card front.  I looked through my image stash to find something that would go with what I had already created.  I found this little colour printed vintage image in the perfect colours.  I trimmed it and rounded the corners my hand.  I created a white layer slightly larger, rounded the corners and embossed it.  I used my distress tool on the edges of both pieces to emphasize the vintage feel.  I layered them to each other and then adhered them to the front of my card using double sided tape.  I tied a short length of ribbon with one single knot to the piece on the card to simulate a bow.  The image already had a greeting so my card was finished!!!
Love the look of the double embossed backgrounds!!  If you have not tried it - give it a go this week and let me know how it worked out!!