CAS Challenge cards

 I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today and have the cards I made for the challenge to share with you.
The challenge is to use your dies to emboss instead of cut. 
For the card above, I embossed from the back of the panel then sponged on some colour and die cut the hearts to insert in the embossed area. I think it adds interest to the background and like the way the die piece falls into the groves created by the embossing.
The flower is from Altenew called Perennial Beauty. I used Altenew inks in the pink tones for the flowers and greens for the leaves. The background I did using a Wendy Vecchi ink and I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Jet Black. The flower is attached on foam dots and I finished with a few sequins.
For this card, which is a one layer card, I again embossed the die from the back of the card front. I used distress oxides for the water, and Altenew inks for the layering fish. The sentiment is stamped using Cobalt Blue. I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze to finish the card.
When doing embossing with dies your card stock can crinkle. To avoid this happening I spritz the side of the cardstock that does not have the die on it. A very light spritz will help relax the paper. I use 120lb. Neenah cardstock for my cards, and as you can see, in both cases I did not have any "crinkles".
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  1. Gorgeous cards with your die embossed technique, Kia. I hope to try...I still have not tried that technique. Hugs..


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