Friday, July 22, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #79 - DYI Embossed Background

Hello, thanks for coming to visit!  This week's Inkspirations Challenge is a fantastic sketch, that you are sure to love.  Here it is:-

Nice & easy, & oh so versatile.  Here is what I have done with it:-

I decided to go for a nice, clean card, with this numeral DSP.  The only thing was, I didn't want a plain white background, so I decided to add a bit of texture.  You may have realised by now, I like to experiment!!!  :D
So experiment I did, lol - I made by own embossed background....

I grabbed a sheet of cardstock, stuck a Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to it & then die cut a whole stack of numbers.  For each number, I stuck three layers together, (easy to do with the sticky adhesive backing) which in effect made a "chipboard" number.  Then I laid them randomly on a piece of A6 cardstock.  (I didn't cover the entire piece as the centre was going to be covered by other layers of my card.)

I sat this sheet on top of my fully open multi-purpose platform, added my white cardstock panel, which I had misted with alcohol, layered the black Sizzix rubber embossing mat on top & then put my two clear plates on top.  I cranked this sandwich through the Big Shot & voila, embossed numeral background:-

Here's the completed card again:-

The rest of the card is quite simple, but I like the sleek, graphic look.
Thanks for dropping by - I hope you are all inspired.  As for me, I'm going back to play some more with the Big Shot!!!

Here are the links so you can see what the rest of the Team have done with this great sketch:-
Card Components: (All SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White
DSP:  Celebrations
Stamps:  Party This Way
Inks:  Real Red
Other:  Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Non SU:  Alcohol, Baker's Twine