Friday, March 7, 2014

Color Dare #84: Sky, Sweet Leaf & Topiary

Welcome to this week's Color Dare: Sky, Sweet Leaf & Topiary!
I wanted to combine these colors with some dry embossing and reached back in time to do some toilet paper embossing! This technique creates a really fun homemade paper look. So take a look at the 7" x 5" side fold card I made and I'll do over the details of how I made the embossing layer.

First I took lengths 2 sheets long and layered 8 of them on top of each other. Then wet them down so its almost all wet. This is a quick pass under the faucet. Fold it in half and squeeze out the water as best you can. Next, lay it on a towel and squeeze some more. Now you're ready to emboss! Place the wet paper in the embossing folder….I used Damask. Run it through the Cuttlebug as usual but have the towel ready to mop up the water it squeezes out. Now you can take the embossed paper out of the folder and set it aside to dry. You can also use your heat tool to dry it but be careful not to scorch it.

Here is a close up of the embossed toilet paper! Isn't it pretty!

When you want to affix this layer on your project you have to be careful. If you put the adhesive on the toilet paper layer it will just pull and not stick. So put the adhesive where you want the toilet paper layer to be. You could even use touches of Liquid Glass for adhesive.

The papers used are from two kits: Balloon Ride and Skylark. The rose is from the Pick a Posey set. The message is from Joyful Birthday.  Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon and Green Bubbles finish the look!

All products are Close To My Heart (except the toilet paper):
Pick a Posey
Joyful Birthday
Skylark paper pack
Balloon Ride paper pack
Inks--Sky, Topiary & Sweet Leaf
White Daisy CS
Topiary CS
Green Bubbles
Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by. Now it's time to go check out the other entries at Color My Heart. Come on and join us! It's SO much fun!

Have a Great Day!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting choice of materials. :) The damask goes really well with that flower image.