Sunday, October 25, 2009

Praying for You! (Double Embossed Sponged Background)

This card is for today's SCS Feature Stamper Challenge(FS142)!!! Congratulations, Rachel!!! Gorgeous gallery. I chose this card to case. I changed the stamps, some of the colors, I did not use dp, I moved the ribbon, and added a few more embellishments. I tried to stay manly. I stayed with a rustic scene image. I distressed my edges like Rachels.

I am using two of
ODBD October releases called Praying for You and With Deepest Sympathy.

I stamped the image and sentiment onto watercolor paper using Momento tuxedo black ink. I colored with copics and sponged lightly over the image with
ranger distressed inks in antique linen and vintage photo. I added a corner punch detailing to create balance since my card is 5.5 squared. I also moved my ribbon to the bottom instead of behind the image for balance purposes as well. I did not use any dp for this card. I used a new technique I have been playing around with for a few days. I call it double embossed sponged background. I explain that in more detail alittle later. Since I did not use pattern dp, I did opt for a layered fiskars border punch detail below the image. Again, my card is larger and I wanted to fill the space. I added my sentiment up top and my card was complete.

Here is the technique I mentioned earlier. I call it double embossed sponged background. Here are the steps.

Emboss a piece a cardstock using whatever embossing design you like. Sponge over the whole area. Run the same piece of cardstock through a different pattern and sponge lightly as well. When you run an emboss piece through a second time, the first image sort of dissappears. However, if you sponge it first, the embossed design is left on the cardstock. The final looks appears like double embossed texture. I have taken a few shots of one embossed panel, then the second side is a double embossed section. I did a couple using kraft cardstock as well. Click on each picture to see more detail! I did use light colors and odd color ink combos just so you can see in the photos how the embossing look stands out. The kraft is a great deal more subtle. The color cardstock and ink are going to change the look and effect a great deal. I hope you give it a try!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!! Your comments are greatly appreciated!!!

PTI scarlet jewel, ocean tides, dark chocolate, kraft and Flourishes Ivory
scarlet jewel, ocean tides, dark chocolate, ranger antique linen, vintage photo
copics, gold pearls, ranger distressing tool, PTI scalet jewel ribbon, sizzix plates, SU texturz plates, photo corner punch, fiskars rope border punch, sponges, foam circle


  1. Love that border Betty so so pretty.

  2. Betty this is soooo warm and rich! I just love your double embossed sponged technique!!! I have double embossed before but I don't think I sponged both patterns and I must try it now because this totally rocks!!! You are so talented! Love it~

  3. Awesome technique! Very pretty!!

  4. This is a real show stopper, Betty!!!! Such a gorgeous image, beautiful coloring, and your scalloped edge is gorgeous!!!!! Such an awesome technique, too...I'll have to give the background a try!!!!

  5. Wow Betty, this is another GORGEOUS creation!!! LOVE your embossing and sponging!!! What a beautiful card!! Hugs!

  6. Oh yeah, another fantastic creation hun! Love all your details! : )

  7. Oh Man this is lovely!!! I can just feel myself sittin on the dock and singing (where noone can hear)! The double embossing was certainly worth it!

  8. This is gorgeous Betty!! I love the background paper you created, the rich colors you added and the beautifully colored scene!! Divine my friend!!

  9. Wow Betty this is amazing. I enjoyed reading your description of the technique, I will have to try that someday.


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