Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Tutorial for Daring Cardmakers.....and it's my Birthday....yah!!!

It may be by birthday but I don't really have any special plans for today. I may just suggest that I take dad out to lunch or something, we'll have to see.

It's strange that my birthday also coinsides with my turn to so do the Little Extra for the Daring Cardmakers because we’ve been taking it in turns to bring you something a little different each week.

I decided to have a go a writing a tutorial about dry embossing.
It was one of the first techniques that I found out about when I started making cards about six years ago and it’s still one I love having a go at.

If you pop over to the DCM’s blog you can see the tutorial and may be have a little go yourself if it’s not a technique that you’re used to using.

You’ll see that I’ve looked at a few different ways of embossing and the effects they can create.

First a card using the basic method of a stencil and a light box.

These next couple of cards are embossed onto thin metal sheeting and the second one was painted with Twinkling H2o’s.

This was the easiest of all because it was embossed using my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder.

Then this one was embossed with a stencil but this time on Parchment paper.

A finally.... a Pergamano card

All of my cards, with the exception of two have been made with papers are from the Shabby Saturday download from Funky Hand and the other various bit and bobs are from my stash.

I hope you find the tutorial of some use and I look forward to seeing all 'your' embossed cards very soon.



SharonL said...

Many happy returns Sue :)
Hope you have a super day.

Loving the new cards and especially the Thinking of you card.

You are such a clever and talented lady :)

Hugs, Sharon. xx

Jozza said...

Happy birthday Sue and your tutorial was absolutely fantastic!

Jackie said...

Love the cards and an excellent tutorial :)

Ann said...

Great tutorial - saw it on DC and was impressed.
Thank you.

Ann xxx

Hazel said...

Happy belated Birthday wishes, Sue xxx Great tutorial - your cards are stunning.