Monday, 24 March 2014

OCC - Days 5 & 6 - Iron Off Embossing Hello Friends,

More of my cards for Clean and Simple 3 classes.  Days 5 & 6 is all about bringing the backgrounds into the foreground.


First up is the iron off embossing technique.

First, the space where I wanted to add colour was masked off.  Then, I inked the rest of the area with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then stamped the moose/deer and star also with versamark and embossed as well.  When I have all my embossing in place I painted all the unembossed areas with watercolour.  After the watercolour have dried I removed the embossing with an iron.

It took a few tries before I got my desired card.  A very labour intensive technique but the results are stunning when you get it right.  I haven't got it completely right yet but a beautiful result for a beginner with iron off embossing and watercolour.

Hope you like my card.
I will be sharing more of my OCC cards shortly.
Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. What a great design, love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  2. Great masking Phi and a super card.

    B x

  3. What an awesome idea and I think you did a super job on this technique. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

  4. Fabulous card hun and thank you so much for joining us at Completely Christmas - very good luck Judith DT x

  5. Beautifully done with the technique! Love the water-colors with the deer image! Thanks so much for playing Runway Inspired Challenge!

  6. Phi, your card IS stunning--love the background colors.Thanks for entering our Challenge #57 - "Animals"--please come by Simply Create Too Friday to enter our new challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. The card is stunning. I love your watercolouring, and the mask shape is so non traditional it added excitement!

  8. Love the technique. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March - we hope we'll see you again soon x

  9. Gorgeous background! I love how the watercolour looks like northern lights! Thanks for sharing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge

  10. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  11. What a lovely idea and such a different look to the card. Thanks for joining the challenge at CHNC Extra for March.

  12. please come by Simply Create Too Friday to enter our new challenge too.