Monday, November 4, 2013

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning again! This is my second post today! If you are looking for JustRite's new release, be sure to scroll down a bit!
Today is a busy day here on the ole' blog. Crafty Secrets is hosting their monthly design team challenge and linky party.
This means a brand new tutorial too!
I created this Thanksgiving card using Crafty Secret's Thanksgiving digital image. 
I printed the image on glossy paper using my printer, embossed it,  and colored the image with Copic markers. I added a bit of seam binding, a couple of doilies, and a little posy to finish it off. The background paper is also from Crafty Secrets.
I love the texture the embossing gives.  In person it almost has a stained glass appearance and the Copics are much more vibrant when colored on glossy paper
So do you want to learn a few tricks I discovered?
Glossy photo paper and glossy crafting paper ARE NOT the same. No ma'am! Since I wanted the ink wet enough to grab the clear embossing powder, I had to print it on glossy craft paper. 
What happens if you use photo paper? Well, you can't emboss it.  The ink dries too quickly. Now, that doesn't mean you can't still use it. You can. You can color it with Copics and still get a great image. Just not one that has a raised edge.
I simply dumped the clear embossing powder right on top of my image and shook the excess off. 
Hopefully you can see the wet ink "grabbed" the powder. Then simply use your embossing gun to heat set it. 
Now you've got this wonderful raised edge! 
What I love about coloring on the glossy paper is the colors stay wet a bit longer than they would if you used photo paper or regular card stock. This gives a bit of time to be able to blend and slide the colors. And as I said before, the colors are super vibrant! 
And here is one more look at the card. I have a few other cards I created using this technique that I will share with you over the next few weeks!
Be sure to stop over at the other ladies' blogs! 
AND be sure to welcome our newest design team member, 


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH SO PRETTY and what a great idea! You always have the most wonderful & unique ideas! Thanks for inspiration and hope you have a FABULOUS week ahead!
Hugs from chilly Ohio!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Aren't you clever? I love the way this image looks with the embossing and coloring on glossy paper. Simply gorgeous, Michele! Thanks for the great idea!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Beautiful card Michele.. love the embossing. Super cute projects below also :)

aileen (mum) said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing is idea. I am going to have to try. One question though, what type of print was it. I was thinking not laser? Just love your colouring and tour finished card.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

soooo pretty! Love how you colored it. cherry

Sheila Rumney said...

What a great idea!!! Beautiful card!

Cynthia said...

Lovely Thanksgiving card and thanks for the tip, Michele!