Friday, 15 July 2011

Try this..

I didn't invent this - I can't have done, because I don't do inventing...but it's so easy and I think it's frightfully effective dahlink.
Make a nice card and dry emboss an image onto it. (Use the cuttlebug/Sizzix/Big Shot - that type of embossing). Use a glue pen to 'colour' the embossed image - just the raised bits, I mean. Let the glue dry to transparent. Be patient. Now lay some gold leaf over the glue and burnish. Or some regular foil, pick a colour, fill your boots. I think it looks great on the Kraft material..kinda chics up the shabby.
You may not like it. That's OK. Do you like the Hello Kitty notebook I failed to crop off the photo? Yeah? Oh well then, that's both of us happy!
Have a nice weekend!

24 comments:

Craftilicious said...

I love the effect you got with the butterfly but most of all I love the inked up page you cut out for the background - it looks amazing :-D

Di said...

Love it Julia! Another tip for the ideas box - have a great weekend too! Di xx

Wipso said...

Love the effect Julia....that is as long as you promise not to chop my head off :-) :-)
A x

angelfish said...

Ooh I like it! Can you emboss in the middle of a card with the little folders then? I've got that set, but only ever used them to emboss the die cut flutterby. My daughter would be after that HK notebook!

Tammy O said...

Ohhh, i like that too, how good does that look, might need to try that this week. Thanks Julia

Helen said...

Julia this looks just fantastic!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a really great technique. I don't have a die cutting/embossing machine and I don't have any foil, but I sure enjoyed the lovely card and technique. And your crop job was OK by me, too (grin). So I'm happy all around this morning.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Lovely idea and what a great effect!


lisa a.

The Crafty Elf said...

Julia....such a cool idea! I must try this, it looks really great. Thanks for sharing all the details with us and have a wonderful weekend!

Angie said...

That looks amazing ...and I can see variations on this theme ... dont care if you invented it or not ...but you brought it to my attention xx

Cath said...

Great idea with the butterfly but I love the stamp you have used, what is it and were can I get it? pretty please......lol


Cathx

Charlie said...

What a pretty card - looks perfect with the kraft and the gold and the stamp and the distressed book page - very CLEVER indeed. In fact I like both the card and Hello Kitty pad - but most of all I love your silly way of blogging - thanks for a giggle from time to time and thanks for still visiting my blog - much appreciated. =0)

misteejay said...

What a stunning card. I love everything about it - thanks for sharing the 'how to' on the butterfly.

Have a great weekend

Toni xx

famfa said...

This is lovely but it sounds like a different language to me. I still think you are very talented and clever

Kitty said...

Hi Super idea thankyou must try this yours looks so lovely . Kitty ;0)

Lynne said...

Hi Julia, fabulous card, very shabby chic.

Have a great weekend. Lynne x

Diane Rooney said...

Hi Julia, love the mixed media look and feel to the card. And the butterfly is so pretty. What a neat effect.

Kirsty.a said...

Lovely effect. I do like the silver on the kraft

Fuchsia said...

Clever idea !
will try that

JoZart said...

I Like it! So there! It's a really lovely stylish card
Love joZarty x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Yeah I DO like this technique...very much. Wish I new where I'd put that glue pen! Love your card.

Bubbles said...

Julia... it's beautiful!
Of course, we all expect nothing less than perfect from you :) ... but that HK notebook... hmmm? *lol*

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Very nice Julia! I will have to give this technique a try!

scrapwordsmom said...

Very, very lovely! I just want you to know how very much I LOVE your Wednesdays!! I have been participating now for a few months and look forward to it!!:)