Hello everyone! Can you believe another week has gone by? Hopefully it’s been a delightfully crafty one for you!
Today I am so excited to show you what I was able to do with the DCWV Embossed Card kits that we are offering today on ScrapbookSteals. These cards are really fantastic and have limitless possibilities as to how you dress them up! The fact that they are all embossed gives such great detail to them, that anyone that should be lucky enough to receive them from you will be positively thrilled.
I chose to work with the cards with 3 different mediums: chalk, ink and watercolors.
You can see in these first 3 cards where I applied chalk to the raised portions of each card. I first brushed over the raised areas with Versamark ink before applying the chalk. The Versamark ink helps the chalk to stay in place and also gives the chalk a slightly richer color. On the first card I simply dressed it up by adding a smidgen of patterned papers from the My Minds Eye Penny Lane collections, buttons by Basic Grey and an embossed paper flower by Prima. The second card I added a small square of glittered cardstock by American Crafts to the center and added a few dimensional embellishments also by American Crafts. I also carefully outlined the card and center square in glue and then added some Doodlebug Sugar Coated Glitter to give it a little extra sparkle. The third card I created with chalk, I actually decided to heat emboss. After coloring the squares with chalk, I covered the entire card with Versamark ink. After that I covered the entire card with clear embossing powder then used a heating tool to set the finish. I really love how the embossing powder makes the card shine! To finish off the card I added a splash of ribbon, a die cut flower from My Minds Eye and a rub on in the center.
The 4th card that I created I turned to my kids’ art supplies and used their watercolors. It was super easy and I really love how the watercolors add such a uniquely handmade quality. I then finished this card by adding a square of patterned paper to the center, and applying a flower transparency with pop dots on the top. I added some bling gems to the corners of the transparency, on the top where the pop dots were showing, so that the foam squares are less visible. While the transparency could easily be adhered directly to the card, I really like the dimension that the pop dots give.
Perhaps the easiest medium that I found to use was ink. I used the Fluid Chalk ink pads by Colorbox. The foamy pad and “finish” to the Fluid Chalk made coloring these cards a snap! If you use ink, just be sure that you have an ink pad that isn’t too “wet” or you will have streaks. On the first card I did with ink, I added some Distress Stickles by Ranger to the letters to help them stand out a little more. Some ribbon tied around the top and voila! Done! The second card, which is probably my favorite, I added a Pebbles Chips flower to the center and some American Crafts ribbon to create the stem.
The last two cards I used the same technique by adding ink and dressed the first one up with a transparency attached to the back of a Pebbles Chips chipboard frame and attached it to the front of the card with pop dots. The last card I just inked around the edges of one of a die cut embellishment from My Minds Eye and added some ribbon.
Super easy. Super cute. Super fun! I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do!