SUPER Simple card - Faux "Embossing"

by - November 29, 2017

Hey there! I'm back today with the worlds simplest card. I've also gone so far as to call this faux "embossing", but really its just using this Delicata Pigment Ink in Rose Gold (which I can only find at SSS for some reason) in a way that gives a bit of dimension and an embossed look. 

I took a standard size A2 card front and cut it lengthwise to be about 3.75"X 5.5". This leaves the length the same as the A2 card base, but the width will be slightly thinner. I took the cut panel card front and put it in my stamp positioning tool. (I don't have a Misti but a WRMK Precision Press.) For the panel I decided to use these gorgeous peonies from The Ton Stamps Loose Peonies set. In this set there are two large flowers, two small bud flowers and leaves. I wanted just the large flowers to be on the panel, but I did decide later to use one of the buds just under the sentiment banner. 

I positioned the flowers where I wanted them and used the Delicata Rose Gold ink. I let the ink dry for a bit (pigment inks do take a bit more time to dry) and then stamped them in the same exact spot thanks to my stamp press. I did this one last time and it gives such a rich color and dimension that really appears as if it is embossed. 

I repeated these same steps until the images covered the entire panel. I used the sentiment "for someone special" from Reverse Confetti and embossed that onto some black card stock. After adhered that to the top half of the card with foam tape, I added some white iridescent sequins in different sized and some clear Nuvo Jewel Drops. These almost blend in but catch the light in just the right way to accent the sentiment. 

Finally, I used foam tape to adhere the panel right to my card base to add dimension and weight to the card. And that was that! I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about how I used Delicata ink to create this simple yet beautiful card. Let me know if you've tried this and how you like it! See you soon!

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