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Video: Subtle Focal Point Background with Dry Embossing

Apr 15, 2019 Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here, and today I have a card to share with you using the Color Layering Dragonfly stamp set along with creating a subtle background for it with dry embossing. 

I created a video on how I made the card which you can see here:

If you are having trouble viewing the video, you can watch it here on YouTube.

Birthday Dragonfly by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off my card by creating the dragonfly. I first stamped the shading layer of the dragonfly wings (I found it easier to line up the image by stamping this layer first) with Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then stamped the outline using Intense Black Ink, followed by the solid wing colour in Passion Flower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I coloured the body of the dragonfly with a BV20 Copic Marker and cut it out using the Color Layering Dragonfly Frame Cuts

Birthday Dragonfly by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took a 5.25" x 4" panel of Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock and embossed two of the dies from the 3-Part Ornaments Frame Cuts set onto it, in the bottom left hand corner. This gives a lovely subtle background to create the focal point on the card. I took the same purple inks that I used on the dragonfly, smooshed them on to a non-stick mat and and added a little water, as well as a spray of White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. I splattered this mixture on to the panel to give some added interest and sparkle. 

Birthday Dragonfly by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The panel was added to an A2 top folding white card base with foam sheet and double sided tape. I then added the dragonfly on top with foam tape, adding a double layer under the tips of the wings for more dimension. I took the 'happy' and 'birthday' sentiments from the Mix & Match Compliments stamp set and stamped these on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few sequins from the Butterfly Garden Mix with Precision Glue

I really like how the subtle dry embossing helps to bring your eye to the focal point. Thank you so much for stopping by today, happy stamping!

11 Responses

eleanor chua

eleanor chua

August 15, 2019

Love the coloring you did on the dragonfly.

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

May 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Very inspirational….thank you.

Eileen Peters

Eileen Peters

April 20, 2019

I love the hero arts color layering stamps.

Irene Aiello

Irene Aiello

April 18, 2019

Beautiful. Love it

Irene Aiello

Irene Aiello

April 18, 2019

Beautiful. Love it

Debbie

Debbie

April 17, 2019

You did a great job with this card

Angela R

Angela R

April 17, 2019

I love this card and I too forget that I can use dies in this way for backgrounds. Simply elegant!

Henriétte

Henriétte

April 15, 2019

Gorgeous card Michelle, I often forget that you can dry embos with your die cuts. It’s a beautiful background and I love the purple Dragonfly.
Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Lagene

Lagene

April 15, 2019

Beautiful, love the embossed background, beautiful dragonfly!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

April 15, 2019

So beautifully done, thanks for sharing.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

April 15, 2019

Wonderful CAS card with soft embossing :)

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