Spring is finally here and the flowers are starting to bloom! I have this lovely view in front of our living room window and it and Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossom” series of paintings inspired me to make a cherry blossom card.
As I am new to card making I learnt so much from others, mainly through pinterest, (checkout my board for card making techniques), that I thought I should give a little back when I discovered a way to dry emboss my cards using stencils and cork placemats I bought from Ikea! The original idea came from this video from Hero Arts.
I made this card for my mother in law’s birthday, using this technique. The die is Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms and the gingko falling leaves is a stamp from Newstamps called Gingko Hintergrund. I just inked one leaf on the stamp with Brilliance pearlescent beige and embossed it with gold powder.
So first put your bottom plate, the plate for embossing and a clear plate (in my case not so clear anymore only after 2 months of use!!).
Then add an Ikea cork placemat, which I cut in 4,
and your card and stencil
and place your second clear board over it
Roll it through your machine and Voila, an embossed card!
I entered this card in the