Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dry Embossing with Diecut

Have you seen this Dry Embossing with Diecut video by the super talented Hero Arts artist Shari? Wow, is it ever cool? She took the diecut and dry embossing to a whole different level. That sure makes the diecut a much more justified purchase, in my opinion. What does it involve?

1 create your own chipboard with multiples of diecut
2 run the chipboard through diecut machine (such as Big Shot, Cuttlebug to create an embossed image
3 stamp over the embossed image

I was so intrigued and had to try my hand on this technique. It was a bit time-consuming, but it's definitely worth it.
Thanks for Everything
I altered the chandelier diecut (see, no bird on my chandelier).
In Shari's video, she only used 3 diecut. But I like the dry embossed image a bit more defined,  so I used 6 of them ( I think 4 are ideal)!  I positioned the chandelier chipboard underneath the white card stock and then I ran it through the Cuttlebug. After that, I carefully stamped the image over it. At the end, I decided to add the bird on the sentiment. Kind of fun! All the images are stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Since the colors fit perfectly with the Color Me A Hero over A Blog Named Hero, I am linking this up to the challenge. And lastly, did you know that Lawnscaping is having a design team call? (details here).  I am helping Laurel to spread the word! Thanks so much for stopping by!

35 comments:

Arlene said...

Very cute - so CAS without even trying... You're a marvel.

Kara Lynne said...

Oh, that is a great idea!! Did you explain this new reasoning to Dr. John yet? I love how you used that die image, and the little bird didn't have to feel left out!

Barb said...

I was working on creating something with this fun technique earlier today - love the way yours turned out, V! So clever to remove the bird and use it near the sentiment! :)

Simone said...

Wow! This is beautiful Virginia! I have to try that technique! It looks so fun! Thank you for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

Laura B. said...

Fabulous technique! Must try this!

Gayatri said...

Classy and Beautiful! Love the clean look, Virginia

Nona said...

Simply beautiful, Virginia! Love the clean and crisp look of your card, and how you stamped the cute little birdie on the sentiment.

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! I love the way you used the technique - the chandelier really "pops"! Great idea to add the bird to the sentiment too!

Lalo said...

Saw Shari's video and I was totally amazed. I would have never thought of doing this but it so easy and impressive. You did a fab job Virginia...I like the little bird better on the letters too.

Dawn said...

great embossing Virginia. Worth the effort that's for sure.

Tina said...

Fabulous, Virginia! Love your take on Shari`s technique. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

Lynn said...

Oh my...that is so cool. I'll have to give it a try. Fabulous card Virginia.

Jeanette M. said...

Great card, Virginia! I just watched Shari's video yesterday and it does look very cool. I like how you added the bird to the sentiment.

shirley-bee said...

Another stunning card, Virginia! I love the way that even though you've used bright colours, they haven't overpowered and it is still very much a CAS card.

Annette said...

that looks so awesome...great idea...love it

cnelson said...

LOOOOOVE this card! FAB colors and that technique is so COOL!!

Lin said...

GREAT results, Virginia! I only have 1 of those sets, but I'll try this, too! Well worth all the time, in my opinion.....and you used the ABNH colors - beautifully done, my friend!

Maureen Morton said...

Great job with this new technique, Virginia. If 4 is good, I love how you had to go 6!!! And, you killed the birdie?! Good - like it much better! Thanks for inspiring me to try this; I would not have otherwise.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is such a cool technique! I am definitely going to have to give this one a try, Virginia! Thanks so much for the tip. :)

Bethany said...

lovely card Virginia! I love the gems and the sweet little bird! Have a great day :)

Stephanie said...

I love this technique!
Great card! :-)

kerenbaker said...

I can see on your card where the embossing - wasn't so clear in the video although the technique was. This is stunning. The colours are delish and love that chandelier stamp!!

Jingle said...

This is such a great card!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Virginia!
I really want to try this technique too ;-)

TFS

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome! Thanks for the break down of it... I tried watching the video, but on that morning I had one baby throwing bananas in a highchair, one hugging my leg, and two 3 year olds running around the living room... needless to say i couldn't quite catch what was happening in the video, but I have a better idea now hehehehe! Thanks so much, and fabulous card!!!
Lisa
PS- now I'm off to make something for your inspiration challenge, yay!!!

Lisa Arana said...

sooooo perfect. I must try this!

Lindsey said...

Love this! I like the bling that hangs the chandelier, too. (Must give this technique a try.)

Melissa Shea said...

I love how you hung the chandelier! Beautiful card! I want to give that technique a try for sure! Thanks for playing with us at a Blog Named Hero :)

Anita Rex said...

Fabulous as always Virginia! I really like what you chose to do this with and how well your card turned out! :>

Jocelyn Olson said...

Thanks for the quick tutorial and link, Virginia! I love how the die embossing looks! The colors you used work great together--love it!!

Linda said...

what a cool card, you got that embossing technique down perfectly Virginia!!

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!!

Good Luck!
Linda

A Blog Named Hero

Linda R said...

Looks fabulous my friend..

Hugs~

cheiron said...

This came out beautifully Virginia! Love the little birdie. Thanks for playing along with us for challenge #5 over at A Blog Named Hero!

Alice Wertz said...

isn't that a super cool technique? beautiful card, V!!

Michelle said...

This is an incredible card!!! I just love it so much. I keep looking at it!!! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero!