You will perhaps recognise the car from the new Chocolate Baroque miniature stamps Curiosities.
The trees are from the EI Tall Tree theme plate (UA5SP0252)
To get this effect I stamped the car on scrap paper, then cut-out the image to use as a mask.
After stamping the car in Brown Archival ink on a piece of cream hammer card, I heat embossed the image with a clear embossing powder, placed the mask over the image and then stamped and heat embossed the trees as a background. I love the effects you can get with this masking techique!
I used a Classic Large Oval die (size 2) to cut out the image. By leaving the cut in the die, you can embossed the edge with a embossing pen, and also use the die as a stensil to colour the centre panel.
I then cut another oval in acetate, ran this through the Bug in the distress strips folder to give a more interesting look to the embellishment, and fixed with brads. Unfortunately this was difficult to show on a photograph but it was worth the effort because of the texture and sheen that it adds! The Bug cuts only a medium weight acetate (have yet to try it in the JT) and embossing caused no problems. The swirls are from Marianne designs.
Another enjoyable challenge from LIS - thanks ladies for the inspiration to get off my butt! Now what else can I do?????