This Manhattan Flower Impressions Die is wonderful! I love the crisp embossed image it places on cardstock. I’m HOPING that Stampin’ Up! comes out with a whole line of Impressions that coordinate with our stamps…would that be great?
One of my Blog friends, Patty Bennett, reminded me of a technique I used to do with brass templates and dry embossing called "debossing". She used this Manhattan Flower Impressions Die to make her samples, and I immediately followed her call to action and made some myself! (Technique Class members…we will be doing this technique in class next week!) Here is the first one I did!
For some reason, I’m hooked on doing square cards. Sometimes I like to give larger cards…they have a little more presence. The finished size on this is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 so it fits in our Medium Square envelopes. I started with a base of Riding Hood Red. The next layer is Kiwi Kiss and I used the Eyelet Edge Punch along the side. The Manhattan Flower Impressions die I ran thru the Big Shot using Shimmer paper. Then I added Real Red and Bravo Burgundy colors, cut away the background and left just the debossed flowers. I layered that onto Whisper White cardstock and adhered to the Kiwi Kiss layer. I added three Square Red Rhinestone Brads to the upper left and used my piercing tool and mat on the bottom right for a little interest. I really like the darker flowers on the Whisper White background! It is SO hard to see the real colors of this on the monitor…it washes out the red color. In person, the Shimmer Paper makes it look sheer.
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