Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

Wavy Easter Eggs

Hello everyone!

I’m still making my Easter cards and here’s one I created today using the Simon Says Stamp Peeking Chick dies.

I embossed the background using the background using the Simon Says Stamp Circle Doodles Embossing Plate. I created some blended ink panels using Altenew inks and an Echo Park stencil before cutting out the Simon Says Stamp Wavy Egg. Many thanks to Laura Bassen for her post-it note trick to keep those wavy egg pieces all together!

I then cut out the Simon Says Stamp Peeking Chick from some yellow cardstock and adhered it to my card.

Finally I added a Poppystamps die cut sentiment and a few stars to finish off the card.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – die cutting.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Birthday Pomander

Hello all!

Today I’m playing along with the current Case This sketch challenge. It’s one of THOSE sketches this week – you know when you have a thousand ideas but have to choose just one!

In the end, I decided to use my new Altenew Prettiest Pomander set. I played with this set at the Simon Says Create Make and Takes and of course I HAD to have it after!! I don’t usually stamp the outline image when doing layered stamping, but this one need it because there’s at least one berry that wouldn’t have a stem otherwise. I used a black ink outline for the card I made at Create and I felt that was a little too heavy for the delicate image. This time, I chose a very light grey Altenew ink (Limestone) and a very gentle touch and I’m happy with how it turned out this time!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts and the embossing folder that I used is Radiant Rays by Creative Expressions. I saw Jennifer McGuire use this folder at the weekend and started to hunt for it online afterwards! And then I discovered that I bought it in January!! Honestly! Well at least I made that discovery before I bought it again!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Embossed butterflies

Happy Sunday!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are challenging you to make a card in ‘minutes’ with the optional twist of one of my favourite techniques – dry embossing! Our sponsor is Heffydoodle who are offering a price of a £25 voucher to their store!

What do we mean by ‘made in minutes’? Well, after planning your card and gathering your supplies you card should take 15 – 30 minutes to complete!

Now, I confess, I was nervous about this challenge as I am not a fast cardmaker. I don’t like rushing the creative process, I enjoy it! Anyway, I knew I had to focus on die cutting as that’s a pretty quick technique and I wanted to case one of my older cards where I inlaid embossed die cuts.

I chose a simple die, some previously-rejected ink blending and a couple of embossing folders and got to work. It probably took me about 20 minutes to assemble this card, and then another 20 to find a stencil that I decided I needed for the card base once I’d assembled my die cut image!!

The sentiment is by Hero Arts and I used embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Crafts Too.

My team mates  have created some gorgeous CAS cards over at AAA Cards and we are joined by guest designer Kateryna who has some amazing cards on her Instagram feed.

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let’s be merry, deer!

Hi friends!

I’m just popping it to share a very quick card I made for the CAS Christmas Card challenge where the theme is ‘deer’. I have so many deer dies/stamps that I could have played along with this challenge multiple times. Alas, March is pretty chaotic for me so I only had time for this super quick make.

I used an older embossing folder to emboss my deer onto the card base. I added a pair of eyes and a glittery red nose before stamping a Hero Arts sentiment. To finish off the card, I added a bit of chunky glitter.

Super quick and simple! Would be good for mass-produced cards so I may produce a version of this for the next Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.