Thursday, January 24, 2013 no.101

i broke out an older stamp set for this week's papertrey ink make it monday. the challenge heather presented features layered embossing, something i've never tried out before. i only have neutral powders (white, clear, silver and gold) it was especially challenging trying to figure out what to do! i decided to start with a neutral patterned paper, but one that had a subtle design to it to add a little interest. i stamped the largest flower from sending you in clear, then overlapped the next sized flower with silver embossing powder. boy, does it looks interesting in person...almost like the silver is made up of tiny glitter crystals where it overlaps the clear. i kept adding to my flower arrangement, building the composition with leaves and other small flower clusters. i added a sentiment, and finished with a pop of color, using green embroidery floss to tie a little bow around the pattern paper before adhering to my card base.  the only problem i was having was that the paper kept wanting to turn up at the end where i did all the embossing...i used a lot of score tape to adhere it, but it still looks like it's coming un-stuck in a couple spots. i have it smooshed in a heavy book from college right now. lol :)

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