Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Embossed Bay Leaf

Hello crafters, Kirsten here with a confession.

 I’ve been so busy making samples for Friday’s classes that I completely forgot about today’s blog post. So I had a search through the stencil samples I made & found this one. Speedy blog post coming up……….
I dry embossed the Imagination Crafts Bay Leaf stencil with my Big Shot machine. When doing this always remember to put your chosen card/paper on the cutting plate first, NOT the stencil. Layer it the other way round & you will cut the stencil & yes, I speak from experience unfortunately.


I replaced the stencil, offsetting it slightly & applied Adirondack inks through it onto the card. I used Lettuce, Oregano, Stream & Pool.


I stamped the Artemio dragonfly with Black Archival on to the card & again onto acetate. I coloured the acetate on the reverse with alcohol inks & cut out the wings, which I glued to the card.


I added a scribbled border, tiny amount of Blue Sapphire Sparkle Medium & a white organza ribbon.


That’s it, quick & easy.
Bay Leaf   Sparkle Medium Blue Sapphire          BUTTERFLY COLLAGE - CLEAR SET          Lettuce Adirondack Pads     Oregano Adirondack Ink Pad    Stream Adirondack Ink Pad      Adirondack Brights Pool   
We’re in the final few days of the current blog challenge, it ends on Saturday night. We’ve had lots of lovely entries so far but there’s always room for more, so if you’ve been thinking about entering, now’s the time.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the classes on Friday & I shall be back here on Sunday with a new challenge.
Until then, happy crafting.


  1. A gorgeous card and lovely use of the stencil.

  2. A lovely card-wish I could produce one as quickly. Each decision seems to take an age and present too many choices!! Perhaps I need to play with my stash more so that I'm sure of what works with which? Thank you, Jan


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