Monday, August 18, 2008

Using a brass template

Here is a card I made on Friday. What do you think of the color combo? It's different for me, and I really like it! It's Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green. I got it from SU's list of color combos using the new In Colors. The card layout is a sketch from SCS; I think it was SC 168.
I used my Priceless brass template on the flowers. I can't believe how easy it is to use one! I don't have a light box, and you don't even need one if you have an Empressor stylus. It has a bigger tip and doesn't damage the cardstock if you go over an area that's outside of the design. (I didn't take pictures because I don't think I could get good still shots. If I ever get a video camera, I'll make a video.)
In this case, I stamped the flowers first. Then I lined up the brass template over the stamped image. I held it in place while I turned the cardstock over. Since I had my hand there, I knew what area to start in. Then I just moved the Empressor around. You can kind of feel the edges as you move it.
I think the hardest thing about making this card was not using patterned paper! I don't have anything current and didn't want to use retired. It's amazing how spoiled I've gotten having the DSP to rely on instead of just stamping!

Here is a close-up of one of the flowers so you can see the embossing a little better.

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Priceless, Heard from the Heart, Sanded; Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Black textured; Ink: Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, circle punches ( 1 1/4, 1 3/8, scallop), Priceless classy brass template, Empressor

My order arrives on Thursday, so I will have patterned paper again as well as a new brass template to play with. Maybe I'll try to take pictures just to see if I can get anything decent. Hopefully, I'll be inspired by my new stuff; I think the heat has killed my mojo!

Happy stamping!

8 comments:

kraftykathy1 said...

loving the new pacific point, great card

Emily said...

This looks great Jana! The color combo is fantastic! I love the scallops! TFS!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Love the color combo. Orange is always difficult for me to use, but it totally works here.

Marilyn said...

I love these colors together Jana!! The embossing is great too - you're right - you really don't need a light table with the empressor stylus. It works really well.

Lynn said...

Super cute! Love the color combo! Nice touch with the dry embossing.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love your embossing!! Great job!! I have tried and tried to emboss, I guess I just need to keep trying!!LOL!!! I also do like the color combo!!

Pat S. said...

Thanks for the tip about turning it over while you are holding...
I have never had much luck with the brass templates...
I'll have to give this a try.

Riley said...

I love this!!