Sunday, 5 August 2012

Triple Embossing

Yesterday, I finally got around to doing some triple embossing. I'd bought some die cut card shapes some weeks ago with a view to decorating them with embossing powder, but with everything else that's been going on, they've been languishing, unused.

I had a couple of images that I'd stamped and coloured weeks ago, and I decided to make some embellishments for them.
The image is a stamp  I won some months ago. It's a Little Darlings stamp from Love to Stamp. It's such a pretty image. I did stamp it ages ago, and I even coloured it about three months ago, but it's lain there, waiting for me to do something with it. Unusually, I coloured it with my Derwent Coloursoft pencils as I thought they'd give the soft effect I was looking for. The paper is one I designed for a different card ages ago, and the flowers were triple embossed with Cosmic Shimmer ultra-thick powder, and then stamped with a celtic knotwork stamp which was amongst the first stamps I ever bought.

To let you see the detail ...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Challenge Up Your Life where anything goes,
ATCs and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Southern Girls where they want something watery,
Creative Challenges where the theme is 'Summertime',
Papercrafting Journey where anything goes,
Inky Impressions where they want embossing,

The second card is quite different!
This one uses some Clarity stamps - the Versatile Vase, a flower one and a swirl one whose names I can't currently remember! I had to do some masking, but was quite pleased with the result. I used Memento ink for the main image and Distress Ink for the swirls, and I coloured with Promarkers. I've added some more Distress Ink around the image, and a paper from the Papermania Capsule collection.

In this instance, I used two different embossing powders. First, I used a Cosmic Shimmer powder (not ultra-thick). I thought it was a bit dark, so I pulled out some pale lilac that I bought some years ago but haven't used often. On the lilac layer, I stamped as I did on the last card, and I hated the result! You couldn't see any of the shimmery colours, only the matte, basic lilac. So, I added another layer of the Cosmic Shimmer, and heated until the embossing melted to flat, which gave me a rather nice marbled effect. And I finished with some Spellbinders die cuts.

So, another proof that mistakes can lead to something rather nice!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Simply Create Too where anything goes,
My Heart Pieces where they want us to use design paper,
Die Cutting Divas where anything goes,
Bearly Mine where anything goes,
The Stamping Boutique where anything goes,


Migdalia said...

Both are wonderful Cards!Lovely!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

Migdalia said...

Both are wonderful Cards!Lovely!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

cotnob said...

Two lovely cards, fab embossed embellishments
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card. Amazing. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Punkydoodle Papers said...

I love the embossed flowers! What a great image! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Gerda said...

Two beautiful cards, love those flowers !! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Jess's Crafty Things said...

very stylish and clever Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges Blog hugs Jess xx

Creative Diva said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers.
Thanks for joining us over at DCD.


Gale said...

Lovely cards and I love your embossed embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

Jackie said...

What lovely card, I just love the flowers you created on the first card too, they are so neat! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

Unknown said...

Oh lovley card Josephine, love the embellishments they look great ... Thanks for joingin in with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude x

Manuela said...

Great projects, Josephine! The flowers on the first card look awesome :)
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Unknown said...

Oh so thoughtful and beautiful.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

An'Jenic G. said...

Wow love both of your flowers. Both cards are awesome.

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge#19 DT AJ~

Vicki Fraser said...

Great flowers, and I love your softly coloured sailing boat. It's great when you find stuff in your stash that suits perfectly what you need :)

Jacki Daniels said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Love your cards!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

Cindy said...

Nice use of the designer paper on your second card! LOVE the embossed flowers!!! Cindy :)


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