Friday, June 1, 2012

Hero Arts June Technique Challenge

When I saw the Hero Arts June Technique Challenge today, I was so excited, I had to play as soon as I got home. And it's not even the last day of the month, yet. I KNOW! *feels forehead*  The challenge is to use die-cuts to dry-emboss.

Here's one of the two cards I made tonight:

I die-cut three of the flower shapes from the Hero Arts/Sizzix set, taped them together, then layered them in my Big Shot according to the directions in the video. It left a raised impression in the white card stock, which you can see here:

I left the layers in place while I stamped the flower over it, so it would retain its poofiness. A piece of washi tape for contrast, some yellow twine, a little bling, ba-da-boom.

For the second card I did basically the same thing:

... but this time I paper-pieced the flower parts. Here it is so you can sorta maybe see the raised-ness of the flower:

Yeah, this was crazy-easy to do. There's sooo many possible applications for the technique, I suspect you'll see me do this again. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: HA/Sizzix stamp/framelit set 657778, HA Sweet of You
Paper: SU Whisper White, SU Poppy Parade, SU DSP scraps
Inks: Ranger Distress Bundled Sage, Distress Barn Door and Scattered Straw markers
Other: Twinery twine, Recollections bling, Target paper tape


  1. I watched that video and you did a wonderful job with these cards.

  2. A wonderful piece you've made using this technique - really like this.


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