Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Bizzy Becs DT - Wet + Dry Embossing Background Dies

 Hullo there everyone! Another DT post for Bizzy Bec's, few cards with a newish technique used back here! A big peek..
Using from Bizzy Becs:
Frantic Stamper Sanharan Screen Background Die
Cut piece of card coloured or white card of good weight, to fit die for background piece. As you'll see I used two different background dies here.
 Use anti static pad on card first, ink it up lightly with Versamark ink pad

TIP: Put versamark on cutting surface *only, so just dust *gently across the top of the die.
**avoid as much as possible pressing into the crevices of the die pattern.
If you do, you'll need to remove lots of excess powder from wrong place. 
(Wonder why I know)

After inking, work out embossing sandwich for your machine, I used a very thin shim on my machine, instead of thicker usual shim.
Place cardstock on rubber mat, gently lower die, cutting side down on cardstock and run through once. I found once with thinner shim sufficient on my machine.
Dust well with EP of choice, remove unwanted areas with fine paint brush (much less on my third attempt) and heat set.
 If not quite enough embossing, you can carefully repeat, I did on one of mine, and it worked well. Just line up carefully.
The other background die used. First time used, I put in centre pieces of Sue Wilson die. But left it plainer on third card, thought it looked better, less is more.
Use a fine brush to remove excess powder.
  Choose simple overlay of design on top, these Elizabeth Craft Design Quietfire dies are simply perfect.
 Die cut the greeting three times with backing double sided paper on the back.
 Leave greeting in base card and layer the intricate top layers into placed whilst still not separated (see photos). Makes it much easier!
 Loved both these variations, it would look great on deep burgundy cardstock too or green for a Christmas card background.
 Sue Wilson die with and without centre.
 Thanks for patience in reading this long post.
Now dont forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and please do join in ANYTHING GOES November CHALLENGE - to win that monthly prize (posted overseas too!).
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices

Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat!

May God bless your day wherever you may be. 
  Will do my very best in commenting, and truly appreciate your visits!

Shaz in Oz.x 

"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment." Mark 12:30
  Linking up to:
 1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes, both cards   
2. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets, die cuts

3. could add snow to your project or use a lot of white on your creation.


Betsy said...

Such a beautiful card design my dear friend. You have so much patience in making each one. I know that whoever receives them will be thrilled.

Claire said...

Great design idea and looks stunning done on white cardstock, its subtle which I think adds to the elegant feel x

Barb said...

They look gorgeous Shaz. A super tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great technique, thanks for sharing! Beautiful cards!

Kathleen said...

Totally fabulous cards, gorgeous dies and love the gold sentiment die.

Kath x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Shaz! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Di said...

Fabulous and super-elegant Shaz - and wonderful tips as always. I recently read about leaving the die cut in place for layering - makes it much easier as you say.


Di xx

Cara said...

These are so elegant, I do love those scripty dies x

Conniecrafter said...

very cool results, thanks for sharing all the tips too!

loz said...

Fantastic cards and technique Shaz..loz

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I am so loving these Shaz, they are so gorgeous. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

sharon said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, Wow I love the effect on the background, although knowing me I would end up with a big mess :(
Lovely yet very effective birthday cards, I think that the background would make wonderful Sympathy cards.
Hope your having a wonderful weekend.
sharon :)

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, your cards are just stunning and so elegant - what an amazing technique, it's one I'm definitely going to try but it looks like it will be quite a learning curve before the results are as perfect as yours! Thank you so much for sharing!
I hope you have a great week,
Diana x #17

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a beautiful pair of cards and wonderful technique to try out, love the elegance of the simple white and gold, would look great as a Christmas card too... Feeling ok, appointment in Sydney with specialist who is in town for training physios from the US, my physio is coming along with me to help her learn more to help me. Hope you are on the mend and feeling better. Have a wonderful week... Megan

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, such an elegant design and super die cut sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

AlisonC said...

I love this technique and it looks very good in white and gold. I must try it again. Your cards are very elegant. x AlisonC Snippets GD

Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful cards!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robyn said...

Lovely cards- thanks for using Quietfire Design dies!!

Quietfire said...

Beautiful cards! Great technique! Thanks for sharing (and using the die! <3 )

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