Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

A Windmill just for you

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the beautiful colour combo from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I’ve been wanting to use my new Countryside die set from The Greetery ever since I got it. I have to confess, I bought it just for that fabulous windmill! I don’t have any other windmill dies and so I NEEDED this one!

Anyway, I coloured all the images with distress inks and adhered them to a background that I created with distress inks, a landscape stencil and tiny cloud dies that I used to create masks for the sky!

I then embossed a strip of card using one for my favourite Simon Says Stamp folders and adhered my scenic circle. To complete my card, I added some stickles to the trees and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

With Love Butterfly Wreath

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the colour combo from this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches colour challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I thought about using a snowflake die for the focal point. But then I spotted my beautiful Memory Box Butterfly Wreath when I was looking for something else and decided it was time to use it again. This is from 2016, although it feels like I’ve had it longer…!!

I cut the butterflies from cardstock panels made from regular distress ink and then splatterd gouache over them. I adhered the wreath to a cardbase that I’d embossed using a Creative Expressions folder and added a sentiment from a Moonstone die set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stencilled embossed butterflies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Just Us Girls challenge – this week is trend week and the challenge is to use a stencil.

I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Dimensional Stars embossing folder and stencil set that I picked up on sale a few weeks ago. After embossing the stars, I coloured them using the three stencils in the kit and distress oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy and Squeezed Lemonade).

I love the sentiment ‘You’re a Star’, but it’s not a very common sentiment in stamp sets. Maybe it isn’t used much in the US? Anyway, I know I have a few stamps… it took me a while to track one down but in the end I used part of a Poppystamps older stamp set. The ‘you’ die is also by Simon Says Stamp.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Floral Centrepiece embossing folder but then got a bit stuck with the positioning of the butterfly. In the end, I cut a heart from some ‘special vellum’ and used that to ground the butterfly. Can you see the pretty dots in the vellum? I bought this sheet MANY years ago, but knew it would be perfect to add very subtle interest to the heart!

To complete my card, I added a My Favorite Things sentiment and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Floral Harmony

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge.

I recently bought a few older Pink Fresh Studio dies when they were on super sale so I decided to use them for this card. I started by creating a panel with Seedless Preserves distress ink which I cut with the Floral Harmony die. I cut it a second time from white cardstock. I coloured the individual elements with distress inks and inlaid them into the Seedless Preserves oval. I then cut the Ornate Oval Frame from white cardstock and adhered the Floral Harmony oval in the centre.

I used the Spellbinders Embossing Folder of the month (May I think) on my card base and adhered the oval frame on top. After playing with a few sentiments, I decided to leave my card blank. Quite honestly I didn’t want to cover that pretty Floral Harmony at all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Good Vibes Butterfly

 

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Just Us Girls challenge – the word is ‘butterflies’.

I ended up using just one butterfly, but I figured that was allowed as a few DT members had done the same! I bought the fabulous Greetery Jumbo Curiosity Butterfly die and stencil set and I was keen to use it today! As you can see, I used very different colours for me – I was totally inspired by some of the colours used by the Greetery’s DT!

I used the Simon Says Stamp Floral Centrepiece embossing folder but then got a bit stuck with the positioning of the butterfly. In the end, I cut a heart from some ‘special vellum’ and used that to ground the butterfly. Can you see the pretty dots in the vellum? I bought this sheet MANY years ago, but knew it would be perfect to add very subtle interest to the heart!

To complete my card, I added a My Favorite Things sentiment and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Forget-me-not hello

Hello everyone!

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

When I started on this card, I knew I wanted to use an embossing folder for the bottom part of the sketch, but apart from that, I just let my recent supplies lead the way! I flicked through my recent purchases and decided that it was most definitely time to use the beautiful Forget-Me-Not botanicut die set from The Greetery that I finally got hold of last month. I used a stamp from the Taylored Expressions Abstract Accents set and a Simon Says Stamp embossing folder. It wasn’t the one that I had intended to use, but I actually don’t think I’ve bought the particular folder that I had in mind!! The sentiment is by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.