Saturday, May 5, 2012

Embossed Pounded Flowers Tutorial

Two years ago I learned a
technique at Splitcoast Stampers
 called pounded flowers
I want to share it with you, with
a new twist, that I think, creates
a unique, elegant looking background.

I gathered weeds and leaves
from outside my house.


I placed the weeds between two pieces of
white cardstock. I ran it through my
cuttlebug using the following sandwich...

"A" Plate
"C" Plate
the two pieces of cardstock
with the weeds in between
and I finished it off with my
"B" Plate.

After I ran it through my cuttlebug
I let it sit for a minute for the
"juices" to soak in.

Here is how the weeds look
after being smashed.

Carefully, I lifted the weeds off of the paper.
I took a piece of scrunched up
paper towel to wipe the
rest of the weeds off of
the cardstock. You could use
a small brush.

Here is what is left on the cardstock

What I like about this technique is
you get "Two for the price of one"
You get mirrored images.

This is where the original technique ended.

This week I wondered what would happen
if I used my script embossing folder to
emboss the finished pounded flowers
paper. I think the result was stunning.

 Here is the card I made using this technique.

Not bad for weeds!!!
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  1. You are so right! This has turned out just stunning! I'm going to find some weeds!

  2. What a fabulous tutorial I have to try this technique...your card is amazing, really beautiful :)

  3. WOW - you make it look so easy. This is not on my to do list! Thanks for the wonderful explanation.

  4. Wow the embossing really adds to the image - I have used the pounded flowers technique, but never had the brilliance to emboss them :-)

  5. LOVE this technique and how your bookmark turned out! Beautiful!

  6. Wonderful idea, beautiful results. thanks for simplifying and posting this super tutorial. Can't wait to try it!

  7. Oh my, what a great technique! LOVE IT! I'm gonna have to try this....soon!

  8. Hi Marilynn, I have finally worked up the courage to try this technique. I didn't have a script embossing folder so I left it plain. Not as stunning as yours, but I find it interesting though. here's a link to my card.
    Thanks for the inspiration!