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MIM #101: Layered Embossing…#2

by cbaptista on 01/27/2013

Hey there!  So, I wasn’t planning on making another card for this challenge mainly because it was so messy working with the embossing powders and the technique was a bit challenging for me.  But, there I was, sitting at my desk last night, thinking about mimicry of all things!  (I know, so nerdy of me)  But, it inspired me to create this card:

I used the woodgrain background stamp to create this panel.  I wanted it to look like a part of a tree trunk so I stamped and embossed in brown onto kraft cardstock.  Then I stamped and embossed the butterfly in white onto the “tree” (this is where the mimicry part comes in).  I wanted the butterfly to look like it’s resting on the “tree” but still wanted some dimension to it, so with a craft knife, I cut out the outline of the butterfly wings and popped it up a bit.  Here’s a better look:

I also embossed another panel with the woodgrain pattern and adhered it underneath the butterfly panel, matching the pattern on top.  This way, from the side, you don’t see the card base underneath.  Plus, I thought it would add to the realistic feel I was going for.  I didn’t want the sentiment to take away from the card so I just kept it simple.

Thanks for stopping by!


(Note: Card size = 4″ x 5.5″)

Paper: Lynx Digital Paper (white, 100#), Paper Studio (kraft), Mowhawk VIA Vellum (kraft, 80#),
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies (PTI), Background Basics: Woodgrain (PTI), Borders and Sentiments (Avocado Arts)
Ink: Jumbo Java (VersaMagic), Frost White (Colorbox), Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark
Other: White Embossing Powder (Zing!/American Crafts), Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections/Michaels), Washi Tape (Target)

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  1. Wow – I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the woodgrain stamp embossed before – I love the look and the butterfly half popped up is really incredible!

  2. Tammy W. permalink

    Awesome card! I love the woodgrain embossed, and the butterfly is gorgeous!!!

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