Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Embossed Tree

When my mom comes to town, she usually comes packing a stamp technique or two. This go round, it was embossing paste and gold leaf! It is such a pretty technique. I did have one problem. I didn't have any metallic embossing paste. Ideally, I would have used copper instead of white, that way if the gold leaf didn't cover all of your image, the copper would show through instead of white. you can see some parts of my image where it has a little peek of white - but- I'm ok with it. It was the first card and I say-- Not bad. Fun technique. It's a technique that was created from the owner of Dreamweavers stencils, so I'm not going to share a how-to. I think they sell the idea page - so that's not fair for me to share when they are trying to make a living!! BUT, you can click HERE and surf around for some more beautiful samples!

You'll have to click HERE to see my mom's creation with the same image. This is one she brought from home. She used the gold paste so you can see the difference in just how much more dazzling her image is. WOW, I say! Gotta get me some of that metallic paste!

Happy Tuesday!


10 comments:

Annapurna said...

What a teaser! Show a beautiful card, but can't tell us how. Both of them are gorgeous. Now I will have to look into what this embossing paste :-)

KayellWY said...

They are both gorgeous! I like the white paste results too. :) I bought all the "stuff" at one time to make cards with paste and never got around to it. Sheesh! All the things I have in my stash that never see the light of day! **sigh**

Kira said...

Actually, the white is nice. It gives a good contrast to the metallic of the gold. Makes the gold more special if that makes sense!

Penny said...

That's so beautiful! Your Mum's is wonderful too. I love both of them actually :) I really must dig out my brass stencils - I always forget about them.

Janine said...

Absolutely beautiful Julie!! Love the colors and that tree image is lovely.!!

Lesli said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous - hmmm did I say gorgeous. I think I need to learn that technique - hint, hint!

Laura Davis said...

Oooohhh I love this! The colors are so rich and pretty!
Laura

Kim said...

Julie, this is stunning!! How fun it must be to share the love of rubber stamping and card making with your Mom! Your card is amazing, thank you for sharing!!

Diane said...

Sounds and looks like you ladies are having a wonderful time!!
Those are beautiful,gorgeous,stunning...!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it and I did the big tree stencil with gold leafing and one with glitter over the paste, I would love to show it to you, please email me at jkwallace@mchsi.com and put stencil in the subject line and I will send you the scan.
Karen Wallace