Couture Creations has a new embossing folder called Collecting Seashells.
This is what the folder looks like:
To make my card, I spritzed two pieces of water color paper lightly with water and embossed them in the Collecting Seashells folder. By spritzing your paper, you will get a much deeper embossing, as long as you use fairly thick paper that won't rip.
I embossed two papers so I could cut out just the biggest shells from one of them to adhere to the other.
I rubbed on some Creative Expressions Frosty Blossom gilding wax with my finger to cover the entire embossing on both of the papers. Then I used some watered down brown ink and brushed it on just one of the papers very heavily. This filled in any white spaces that weren't embossed. I was going for a pinkish brownish look to the card, similar to what some seashells look like.
The extra shells that are cut out were not painted with the brown ink. I only used the brown around the edges to make them stand out a little better.
Here's a close-up of the extra shells that I manually cut out after putting the gilding wax on them:
There's a lot you can do with this embossing folder. My next post will show you a totally different way to use it.
All of these products were purchased at the Ecstasy Crafts store.
Thanks for stopping by -- Ann