Happy Valentine's Day, and yes, Valentine's Day is the birthday of Linda Wetterlin, our fabulous guest designer at Die Cut Divas. To celebrate I have made her a card - using her favourite colour PURPLE
When I got my Dreamweaver stencils, I received a technique sheet for a technique called "Embossing Stire" The technique involves using the stencil to emboss. I used the totally awesome embossing pad that Dreamweavers have. It is THICK and really embosses well. I did spray the back of the paper with a special spray (but you can spray with rubbing alcohol as well) this helps with the embossing. Once you've embossed, you use a stencil paint brush with a pigment ink and drag it over the image. First one way then the other way. This gives the look of linen. I then decided to just add some distress ink over the raised area to give some definition. I used some DCWV paper to cover my card. The sentiment is a die cut from Britannia Dies cut with some purple card. I finished with some gems.
Happy Birthday Linda.