Today’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge is a really simple sketch, and the perfect setting for the new Rue Des Fleurs Occasions Mini Catalog Stamp Set! Fortunately, the Labels Framelits were in my Occasions Mini pre-order… which made completing this sketch really quick and easy too!
The color palette used in today’s SQSC18 challenge is Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, and Very Vanilla… don’t they look pretty together?
The floral corset image from Rue Des Fleurs was inked with early espresso classic ink, then colored with blushing bride, regal rose, melon mambo, and wild wasabi markers. Tiny pearls were added to the corset and label framelit die cut, and then along the outer edges which had been sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink too.
The focal image had been stamped onto Very Vanilla Card Stock, even after embossing with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) the contrast was a bit too harsh. So, to remedy the situation, I simply sponged with Very Vanilla Craft Ink along all the edges and embossed raised portions.In a similar fashion, the next layer (Very Vanilla) was embossed using the Stripes TIEF and sponged with Pretty In Pink Classic Ink.
BIG SHOT Double Embossing TIPS:
- Place card stock in TIEF, run through Big Shot Machine, and then sponge before the second embossing will make the sponging effect more prominent.
- When you turn the card stock 90 degrees, to emboss a second time, a larger piece will need to be processed twice. ALWAYS feed the loose end of the card stock through the big shot machine first… this will avoid the “popping” sound and creating unwanted creases.
- On the third run, simply line up a portion of the TIEF with existing embossed pattern, again feeding the loose end first through the machine.
“Thanks” was inked and stamped using Regal Rose Classic Ink, fussy cut around the stamped image, and edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink too. This sentiment is also part of the Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set!
Did you get a glimpse of the pretty stitched/folded ribbon? That’s another new product sneak peek!!
As you can tell by today’s SQSC18 sketch… I took a couple liberties, changing it up a bit… but that’s OK, you can too! Why not play along with the design team this week.. you know the drill! Visit the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Blog to add your creation using the linky tool!