Thursday, October 2, 2008

3x3 Cards with Distressed Embossing & Dew Drops

These are a couple of 3x3 cards that I made for a swap on CafeMom. On the owl is a stamp that I embossed with Tim Holtz distressed embossing powder. It's a little hard to tell but the embossing powder is not smooth, it has a rough texture which is different from your regular embossing powder. It gives a different look to it, a little more distressed. Hmmmm... maybe that's why he called "distressed" embossing powder. : ) I found these at Hobby Lobby and the reason I got them is was they were on clearance. I had no idea they were different than the other embossing powders until I used it. I found this website that explains more of about Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders.

On the other card, I stamped the cat image and colored with colored pencils and softened it some by using a blender pen over it. I was able to use dew drops from Robin's Nest. I found these at my LSS and just had to buy a few bottles. I heard these called skittles and baubles too. This was the first time I used them and I really like the look. I adhered them with Glue Dots.


Annelies said...

I love that owl! Nice cards!

Emily said...

Love the cards!! Those little "skittles" are really cool!

Rebecca said...

Oh, the more I see these dew drops, the more I want to try them. They give your card just a great look!