Inking over Debossing

Hi.  My inspiration for this card is from Sandy Allnock.  I didn’t have the same supplies she had, so I used what I had that was as similar to hers as possible.  Please go to Sandy’s blog and watch her video to get full instructions.  Thank you for going there, and a big thanks to Sandy for her wonderful, ongoing inspiration.  Sandy’s website is .

for Marty


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-4 x 5 inch 110# Neenah White Cardstock for front card panel
-Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Blend Spiced Marmalade all over card, leaving the center lighter;  darken the edges.  Softly blend in Vintage Photo, leaving the center of the card a light color.
-Use an Embossing Folder and flip it over so the wrong side is down, which is actually debossing the cardstock.
-Use the Vintage Photo ink again blending along the edges of the card and over the debossed images to give a burned in look.  Next, go over the same area with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
-Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark ink and sprinkle with Clear Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat emboss the word.
Die cut a butterfly.  Use a finger dauber, blend Spiced Marmalade in the center and Peeled Paint on the wings.  Add Vintage Photo ink to the butterfly’s body.  Turn the butterfly over and tap on Vintage Photo all over it.  Once again, use VersaMark ink and the gold embossing powder in the center of the body.  Heat emboss.  Fold the butterfly in half and attach it to the card with a Zot Dot Clear Adhesive Clear

Trim a piece of Recollections Brown Cardstock from Michael’s to 8.5 x 5.5 inches and fold in half, making a 5.5 x 4.25 inch card.  Wrap a gold thread around the front card panel 5 times and Scotch tape it down at the back of the panel.  Adhere the card front to the card base with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape.

To finish, use Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, to adhere 3 sequins from CraftMedley Box of Chocolates 7mm Sequins.  Stand the wings of the butterfly up.

I love the way this card turned out.  I’m going to mail it to a lady at my church whose family is going through a difficult, trying time that I can’t mention here.  When making your cards, be sure to include encouragement cards.  What do YOU think of this card?  Please let me know.  Leave a comment.  Be sure to press the LIKE button at the bottom of this page.  Thanks a lot for looking and reading.

Yours truly,

Tricia Ann 




3 thoughts on “Inking over Debossing

  1. Gail Scott says:

    Howdy! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work[this is a beautiful card with a fabulous technique] into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge – where you can upload 5 pieces each week – a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance – it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge – may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message “The Lord is Good – All of the Time” Blessings, Gail WAW DT


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