Technique – dry embossing

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AAA Cards Along the edge with snowflakes twist

Hello everyone!

It’s also time for another challenge at AAA Cards!¬† This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using just an edge of your card. Our optional twist is ‘snowflakes’.

I always seem to use blues and purples with white when I make snowflake cards so I’ve changed it up today and have used kraft! All products are by Penny Black – I used the snowflake edger die from the Spirited die set (51-721) – the partial snowflakes on the edger die are replicated in full in the Dancing Snowflakes die (51-708), so I cut them out and added them on top using tiny bits of foam. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the When Snow Falls sentiment set (30-881) before adhering this to my kraft card base.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Jane, who has some sweet inspiration on her instagram feed!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Pinecone Plethora Trauma

Greetings and happy Saturday friends

Today I have to report that the craftroom was the scene of a Great Trauma. The savage destruction of a beloved embossing folder, the Pinecone Plethora by Gemini. It got mangled in my die cutting machine and the hinges split apart.¬† I am still now sure how it could have happened… I think I was trying to angle it a little too sharply and well, its demise was the result…. At least my Gemini Junior survived I suppose. But unfortunately I can seem to fashion an at home repair… Does anyone have any suggestions… or do you know where I might be able to locate a replacement? Google tells me that they are only to be found in a store in the Philippines!

At least I managed to create something with it – my entry for the sketch challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I blended various distress inks and then embossed the background before lifting some ink from the berries. I then added a sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my entry.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Playing with numbers

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the theme challenge at The Paper Players and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw the Paper Players theme, I immediately thought of my WRMK numbered ‘next level’ embossing folder. Remember those next level sets? I loved them… I think WRMK was pretty much the first manufacturer to come out with 3D embossing folders. I couldn’t stop buying them. Luckily I have a bit more self restraint nowadays!

I kept the card very simple and just added a Savvy Stamps die cut sentiment plus a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Silver Vine Butterfly

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Lots of layers in this one – I was able to use some of my patterned paper mountain, a new embossing folder (Creative Expressions Art Deco Flowers) and a fabulous die – the Memory Box Vine Butterfly. The sentiment is also by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Bonus Day

Hello All!

Well it’s the early hours of the first day of August! I can’t believe Christmas in July is over! Even though life got a bit hectic at times in July and it was tough creating a card every day, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I set myself and I know I will be grateful to have all these cards in November when I will need them!

Anyway, as I enjoyed myself so much, I carried on with my Christmas crafting during 31 July so I’m calling this one my Bonus Christmas in July card!

I had to use my favourite Christmas in July purchase – the gorgeous Sizzix 3D Christmas Trees embossing folder! To create the background, I blended some distress oxide ink in the centre of a white panel and applied a generous layer of perfect pearls across it. Then I embossed the whole panel. I coloured and fussy cut my favourite Paper Smooches snowman, adhered him to my embossed base and added a My Favorite Things sentiment on top to complete my card.

I’m adding this to The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 30

Happy Friyay everyone!

Welcome to Day 30 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the challenge at Inspirational where the theme is spots/dots.

I haven’t used a kraft-based colour combo during this Christmas in July, even though I love it! So, I decided to go with a neutral palette today. I chose the fabulous Merry Bauble Tree by Poppystamps which I cut from kraft, black and white glitter paper. As I wanted the tree to really stand out against a kraft background, I darkened the cardstock used for the tree with a little Frayed Burlap distress ink.

As I was assembling the tree, I wanted to add a little something to the round tree truck. I liked how that spare dot looked so I added a few more on the larger baubles! Gives it a retro feel, don’t you think?

I added it to a base that I embossed using the Confetti Burst embossing folder by Crafter’s Companion/Sara Davies.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.