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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 3 Dry Embossing

Day 3 Row two: I finished the second row of techniques today. This time dry embossing was the main technique.

The first butterfly looks like leather and the small butterfly has three layers. I love that I was able to use some leftover book pages that I had saved.  

On this butterfly I was again able to use up some plastic packaging that I had been saving but had no idea on what I was really going to use it on till today. I punched the butterfly shape then ran it through my cuttlebug in an embossing folder. It turned out gorgeous. I  made my flower different from Jennifer's. I first used a purchased white paper flower but didn't like the way it turned out and it was really a bit too big for the butterfly. So I found a smaller flower punch and punched out a flower from white cardstock embossed and inked it up with barn door distress ink. Then I misted it with perfect pearls and water mix.

 Next is the rosette. It is easy if you have the Tim Holtz die. After it was made I inked the edges. I like how Jennifer had us also ink the fold lines. I had never thought to do that and I really love the look. For the middle Jennifer used Sticky Back Canvas. I don't have Sticky Back Canvas so I just used regular canvas that I had leftover from making the kids something years ago. I ran it through my cuttlebug in an embossing folder and it worked great. Then I just applied distress ink with the blending tool and glued it on.
 For butterfly #4 I learned a neat trick from Jennifer. To easily center the small butterfly in the middle I did what Jennifer showed us. She used Eclips Masking tape but again it was something I didn't have but she also said sticky notes would work. I have tons of them so I punched the small butterfly from the sticky note and placed it exactly where I wanted it to be then lined up the punch with the sticky note and punched and had a perfectly punched butterfly.

For the last butterfly the Faux Letterpress Technique was used.I'm not going to lie I had problems with this one. I did it five or six times and always ended up with ink were it wasn't suppose to be. I didn't have the ink Jennifer used but I'm sure distress ink works too. So you can see bits of ink on the raised part. But I loved the Embossed Metal Technique. Again I didn't have Metal Foil Tape but Jennifer gave us several other products to use. I decided to use some old CM silver metallic paper. It worked great. I punched the silver paper with the butterfly punch and ran it through the cuttlebug in an embossing folder. It really came out looking great. 

 I am ready for the next row of techniques! I hope everyone else is having a fun time with the class too.


  1. Looking gorgeous so far Teresa! TFS
    Helen -- Firenze Cards
    (via Inspiration Showcase)

  2. Your canvas is coming along beautifully! I Love the butterfly shape for this project.

  3. It looks really nice! I used plain old aluminum foil for mine and it worked beautifully!

  4. Gorgeous the butterflies!


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