Thursday, April 14, 2011

Partial Embossing Cuttlebug Iris

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team are having a special blog hop featuring some of the many techniques that have been featured at Stamp TV. We hope you will hop along for tons of inspiration and maybe a try a new technique yourself. If you found your way here from Tina's blog, you are on the right track. I used the partial embossing with a Cuttlebug folder technique for my project and used images from Warm With Love.

I started by stamping the iris with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used Copics to color, starting with V04 on a petal.

Added V01.

Added V000.

Then I deepened the shadows with V06.

I colored the remaining petals the same way.

For the foliage, I started with YG03.

Then added YG09. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I cut an oval, using Oval Nestabilities from Pure Luxury white cardstock, then I sponged Memento New Sprout while it was still in the die.

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Then sponged Memento Cantaloupe.

Stamped some grass for the background with Memento New Sprout.

I cut my cardbase to fold at the top and scored it. Then I placed it in the Swiss Dots folder, with the folder sideways, lining up with the fold line. Gina's video will show you exactly how to do this. After embossing the top portion, I left an un-embossed section and lined up the Swiss Dots folder along the bottom edge and embossed again.

After embossing the bottom, I placed the card base on my Scor-Buddy and scored lines to frame the un-embossed section.

I layered the background with Pure Luxury Wild Lilac, cut using Scallop Oval Nestabilities, stamped the sentiment and added piercing. The cut out image was adhered using Pop Dots. 

Next on the hop is Sharon's blog. I know she will have something fabulous to show you!

Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a happy day!

50 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Theresa! Thanks again for the nice tutorial. Love that new Memento ink (Sprout)!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful iris coloring, Theresa, and the partial embossing really sets it all off!

Giovana said...

Love it T!! Your coloring is awesome!

catdidit said...

Love the coloring of the iris, Blake just picked one from the neighbors yard this AM, looks just like this! LOL!

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful, Theresa!

Jessica said...

just gorgeous!!! love the sponging behind the image, it's so soft and elegant!

Mrs Ham said...

I love how you used this technique, and the color of your Iris. It's so vibrant.

Jessica said...

Absolutely beautiful! My dad grew Roses and Iris, so I'm partial to them. The coloring is just gorgeous. TFS
Jessica

Verna Angerhofer said...

Doing partial embossing always makes for such a finished look to a card and when you add those gorgeous flowers to the mix, it really makes for a beautiful creation.

Clare said...

What a gorgeous job you did on this card! The iris is amazing!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- This is another beauty!

Valerie said...

Beautiful, Theresa! I have an iris blooming in my backyard that looks so very similar!

DebraM said...

Your card once again is amazing. Your coloring is beyond my reach, but keeps me inspired to keep working at it. I love the partial embossing and always forget to try it...TODAY I will !

Teri said...

Oh, this is SO pretty! Love the partial embossing technique!

gramig05 said...

Great card! Thanks for showing it step by step!

coloradoleen said...

It's always amazing to me how such a simple thing such as this technique can really add to the beauty of a card!

Tina Gilliland said...

Love that technique and I always forget to use it. LOVE the card!!! Fabulous colors!

Auntie Em said...

Lots of great techniques on your pretty card! Love the scored and pierced lines and the pretty iris.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Oh my! That iris is gorgeous and that partial embossing looks great with that image. Thank you for the tutorial on coloring that iris.

Shari said...

love this. The way you show us whom are new to these techniques what you are actually doing is absolutely the best lessons for us Thankyou

Jimmi said...

This is gorgeous!!

NancyS said...

WOW, Theresa, what a beautiful spring/Easter card! Your coloring and background are FABULOUS, and I love the partially embossed technique! TFS your talents with us.

GmaJulie2 said...

Beautiful card, love the iris stamp set too!

Cheryl said...

TheresaYour tutorials are so helpful! Thank you. Gorgeous card!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Such a beautiful Spring card, Theresa. Always love your step by step procedures, very informative!

Linda said...

Wow The iris is amazing! It look popping of the card. I love the colors too!

--Marcy said...

Is the rest of your life as colorful and perfect as your cards? LOL Thanks for all your wonderful tutorials!

Marie Gamber said...

Fantastic, as usual Theresa!

Kathy said...

Love your work.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful - Love the placement of the sentiment!

Melanie said...

fablous tutorial as always and wonderful way to do the sentiment with the added scoring and piercing!

Bonnie said...

I love this card. Aren't scor-pals great?!

Judy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for all the detailed pictures.

Gayle said...

Beautiful card, Theresa. Love the partial embossing technique.

Golda said...

Fabulous card!

Cheri said...

Love how you used this technique, Theresa! Your beautiful iris makes a gorgeous focal piece against the swiss dots.

Viv said...

I echo every single comment Theresa! Stunning work! Hugs Viv xx

Sonia said...

Thank you for reminding me of this technique- it is one I wanted to try the first time I saw it but did not get a chance to do so. I will now!

Ravengirl said...

Ah, this is beautiful!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! The partial embossing looks so classy! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just breathtaking Theresa! Your tutorials are always so perfect!!!

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for the tutorial to your beautiful iris card!!!! YUM!
Jan Castle

Donna said...

Your card is lovely as well as your tutorial being so well done!!
Thanks for all your inspiration Theresa.
That Iris is so pretty!!!
Donna

scrapdiva77 said...

Theresa, your card is so beautiful. You are my go to person for copic coloring and I appreciate all of your tutorials.
Alma

Carol said...

I love the way you show your cards and give us the techniques you use. That Iris stamp is one of my favorites....I will use it often.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Iris are my fave flowers and this card just makes me want to 'pick' that flower and put it in a vase ... gorgeous coloring!

Susan said...

I just love your card Theresa and was especially pleased that you showed us once again how to emboss partially. I was thinking of doing that with a card the other day and couldn't remember how! Now I can try again. Thanks!

Debi said...

Absolutely stunning

Moments by Marla said...

Your card - the image - coloring - and technique are right on. Just gorgeous.

Darla said...

Like this technique and like the subtle sponged background with the grass and the way the Iris pops.