Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

Sending love and flowers

Hello everyone!

I’m determined to catch up with the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge so here is my Day 18 colouring! I used an older stamp from Stampendous which I coloured with my Twinkling H2Os.

I added it to a base that I had embossed with a Crafts-Too folder and then added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp and a few pearls as a finishing touch.

I’m entering this into the CAS on Friday challenge where the theme is ‘use a tag’. I’m so happy to find a CAS challenge that allows dry embossing – one of my favourite techniques!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucie.

Sweet buds

Hello everyone!

Day 6 of the Daily Marker Colouring Challenge on Instagram and Day 6 of my personal challenge to use my older wood-mounted rubber stamps.

Today’s chosen stamp is called ‘Sweet Buds’ by Penny Black and is from 2012! I so enjoyed playing with this one again!

I stamped and coloured the image and then I embossed a frame using a circle die. I then masked around the circle and blended a little grey distress ink. The sentiment is by Penny Black.

This was such a fun one-layer card – and although I’ve already shared my DT creation for AAA Cards Challenge this week, this card also fits our theme and optional twist!

Anyway, I’m entering this card into three challenges: Penny Black & More,  CAS Colours & Sketches and a new-to-me challenge, Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Sweetheart kitty

Hello everyone!

Today, I chose an older Magenta stamp to create my take for the current Case This Sketch challenge.

I was actually only using this image to practice with my Prismacolor pencils but I liked how the heart turned out so I decided to turn it into a card!

I had to improvise a bit with this card! I couldn’t find my small heart embossing folder so I ended up using a Hero Arts background die to emboss the heart background and then used the same die to cut a few glitter hearts to add to the card.

I’m also entering this into the following challenges:

The Paper Players – Love is in the Air

Creative with Stamps – Love

Allsorts – Love

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

You star!

Happy Monday everyone!

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

I started by creating an embossed panel using a square piece of card and an embossing folder.

I knew that I wanted to use my Avery Elle star frame for the focal point, but didn’t want the embossed background to be seen in the centre of the frame. So, I carefully cut and stuck a piece of vellum to the frame and the added a silver die cut star to the centre.

I then stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on a strip ofwhite card which I trimmed down to touch the edge of the frame rather than run behind the vellum. A bit tricky, but it turned out just as I’d hoped.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Bluebell

Hello there

Today I have a card that I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

To start with, I chose an image from an older Penny Black set called Enchanted Garden, stamped, coloured and fussy cut it.

I created my background panel by gently applying a layer of Bundled Sage distress ink using a Tim Holtz blending brush to create an ombre effect. I then used an Ultimate Crafts embossing folder that seemed to match the image very well but which, somewhat worryingly, was brand new but I have no recollection of buying!

I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment on a strip of grey card an then cut a slightly longer strip of clue glitter card and then set about assembling the card. I added a few glitter drops as a finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Happy 2019

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge.

I used a sketch to create a card for my dear dad – and I included glitter card and glitter nuvo drops! The only time of year that I can use glitter on his card!

I embossed an old wood-mounted stamp by Impression Obsession – I’m determined to use my wood-mounted stamps more frequently this year!

I also used an embossing folder I got from Michaels last April.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.