It's the third Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge! The theme for this challenge is Add Texture, plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.
Now that's a pretty broad field and can mean anything from added glitter, dry embossing, cheese cloth, embossing paste, and the list can go on an on. For my card, I added dry embossing, heat embossing with glitter, and Nuvo glimmer paste for my various textures.
The following dies were used to create my shadowbox style card:
Die-Versions: Love Frame
Impression Obsession: Tied Line
Sue Wilson Designs: Italian Collection Background
To create this shadowbox card, I started out by spritzing a piece of watercolor paper with water and then randomly adding yellows, reds, and oranges of Color Bursts. This was spritzed again with water and I kept adding and drying until I was happy with the results.
Next I die cut the Sue Wilson background die and then ran it through my die cutting machine a second time with the embossing mat to dry emboss it. This step really brings out the veins on the leaves. I lightly spritzed this layer with a homemade glimmer mist (water and Perfect Pearls). Unfortunately, the added bling is so subtle that I can't get the camera to pick it up (but it looks great in person 😃). I then added a double layer of dimensional foam tape to the back of the die cut so that it would look like a shadowbox with the watercolors in the background.
Another option would have been to add a piece of acetate sheeting to the back before adding the dimensional tape and then adding some sequins to make a shaker card. That would have really given it lots of texture.
To create the Peacock feathers, I began by taping down the Peacock Feather stencil from Stampendous/Dreamweaver down onto a piece of acetate. Then I randomly added three different colors of Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Tanzanite Lavender, Peridot Green, Blue Topaz). After the Glimmer Paste was dry, I cut around the outside edges of the feathers. I had so much fun making these that I made several and will use them in some future projects coming up.
The backdrop for these feathers is a die cut piece of patterned paper that I enhanced with a little Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo). This helped the feathers to be more of a focal point.
The "Love" sentiment is part of the Die-Versions Love Frame die that I cut out of fun foam and then heat set it to make it shrink. Once it was shrunk down to a smaller size, I applied VersaMark and Royal Violet embossing powder and heat set it again.
For the bow and string, I die cut the Tied Line from Impression Obsession twice and fanned out the strings on either end and glued the two pieces together. I then added VersaMark and heat set this with more Royal Violet embossing powder.
Now it's your turn to join us for some fun. Maybe try a new technique that gives texture, or use one of your tried and true formulas. Either way, I hope you join us for this Scrapy Land Challenge. You have until February 26 and the winner (chosen by the design team) will win a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land. New Arrivals are added all the time!