Kripa here, with my take on Lulupu Challenge #31 - Movie Inspiration. A quick recap of the challenge this fortnight
Please find the General rules here..
1. Only Cards and Layouts are allowed
2. Must use embossing folders or dry embossing or
just score your card/LO using a bone folder or scorpal or any embossing tool.
3. Kindly mention how you got inspired by the movie
4. Above all just have fun.. ;)
Do you remember the first dry embossing you did...... way back in school? Placing a Rs.1 coin under a sheet of paper, rubbing the top of the paper with a pencil and then grinning away when like magic the impression of the emblem appeared on the paper!
Well, when I saw the criteria for the challenge 'Dry Embossing', this was the first thing that popped into my head. So, instead of using an embossing folder, I used stencils to emboss - just like school days :) The added advantage of using stencils is that its very easy to control where in your card or layout you want to emboss. So, grab your favorite stencil, a scratch piece of paper, an embossing tool (or back of paint brush or eyelet setter or spoon) and give this a go alongwith me.
If you don't have a light source then place the stencil against a window and use the sun as the light source. The tool used to mark the outline will determine how sharp or subtle the embossing effect will be. For a softer effect use the back of a spoon, for a sharp image like in the picture above go over the outline a couple of times with an embossing tool.
My card is based on the movie 127 HOURS. Its a true story of a mountain climber's adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. The grunge style, butterfly, gears and quote are all elements taken from the movie.
I gessoed a piece of Prima Cartographer paper and two plain manila tags before embossing them with Crafters Workshop gears template. Using a blending foam applied various shades of brown, black and yellow distress inks only on the raised embossed areas. This is how the card turned out finally.
Supplies from Lulupu store: