Monday, March 3, 2008

De-Boss Technique

Today's SCS Technique Challenge involved a technique I had not tried before. It is coined "de-bossing," and the gallery has some lovely examples of this. LindaB, the hostess, provided this tutorial for us, and away we went!

I had a hard time choosing my images. However, after a gray, drizzly, cold, winter day, I decided to make a card to remind myself that spring will come, as it does every year.

With this technique, I found that I had a few challenges... probably specific to my "craft limitations," if you catch my drift.

1. Initially, there was a lot of smearing on the vellum. I had to stamp off before this would stop.
2. It takes VERY LITTLE pressure for this technique to work. It is VERY EASY to press through the vellum.
3. Darker marker hues work best.
4. The ink color lightens when de-bossed. I went over it at certain places.

Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Paper: SU! Garden Green, Bazzill textured, white vellum
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, and Bliss Blue
Stamps: What Could Be Better? (SU!), Bold Basics (SU!), Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Embellishments: Brads (Spare Parts), Ribbon (Offray)


Joan and Amy said...

I like this little "window" it's wonderful. Joan

Karen said...

This looks great!