This is the sketch for Twisted Thursday's #5 challenge. The twist is to add embossing. Danni's Flutterby Challenge this week was not to use design paper. I decided that the two challenges go really well together and I combined them, using the sketch for Twisted Thursday.
I began by stamping a butterfly and "Happy Birthday" onto textured pale blue paper, using blue Stazon. Both are Elusive Images stamps. The butterfly is coloured in with Inktense pencils and has a line added with an embossing pen that is heat embossed with silver powder.
The gold coloured background is glimmer-misted paper. It's dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder with a leaf design, rubbed over with an embossing ink pad and silver embossed. The main piece of paper is treated much the same way, it's a very dark glimmer misted paper that I've rubbed over with white embossing ink to lighten it a bit and then with the silver embossing powder added.
The ribbon was a friend from my SBS25 "sister" Vanja and I've folded a Prima flower to one side. It's been fun avoiding printed papers, I've certainly used lots of embossing, dry and heat! There seems to be a lot going on in this card, hope you like it:)