Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

Yay! You did it!

Hello everyone!

For today’s quick card, I used a Studio Carabelle embossing folder together with a Cathy Zielske/Simon Says Stamp die.

I added lots of Nuvo Jewel drops but felt my card still needed a little something extra, so I added a Neat & Tangled sentiment which I embossed onto black card using some Hero Arts white detail embossing powder.

I’m entering this into the latest Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – ‘Emboss like a boss’!

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You Nailed It!

Happy Friyay!

This week’s theme for the Less is More challenge is ‘use a real object’. I’ve been doing a lot of DIY recently so I decided to go with a nail! I wanted to use the phrase ‘you nailed it’ but I don’t have a stamp of that – although I bet I will find it in one of my stamp sets tomorrow! Anyway, I printed it off on white card on my home printer and then stamped the Altenew ‘yay’ above it using Delicata black shimmer ink – it is so shimmery in real life!

I used a die from the Hero Arts 12 point star set as the focal point and then stuck the nail on it using some washi tape…. not sure how long it will hold!

I then stuck the panel on a background that I had embossed with a Sizzix/Tim Holtz folder.

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Rainbow Maker, Day 6 Cards

Day 6 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class covered ‘additional rainbow ideas’. I tried out Kristina Werner’s rainbow dot art technique. I don’t have many colours of Nuvo drops, but I do have a lot of Ranger enamel accents as I snagged a bargain from Simon Says Stamp a little while ago, so used those.

Anyway, I wanted to stick with simple dots and thought my current favourite embossing folder from Studio Carabelle would provide the perfect template for this!

This was so much fun to do!! I finished off the card with a simple sentiment using a Mama Elephant die cut which I dipped into Rainbow embossing powder. Love the effect!

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Thanks with a splash

Hi everyone!

I’m loving the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – black and white with a splash of colour. Here’s another entry using the Painted Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp plus the gorgeous Grands Cercles embossing folder from Studio Carabelle! I added a couple of Doodlebug enamel dots for the splash of colour.

The ‘thanks’ is cut from black glitter paper (but you can’t really see it from these pictures unfortunately!) and layered on a couple of black die cuts for added depth.

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Make a Wish

Happy Friyay everyone!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is ‘Distress it’ and instead of pulling out my distress inks, I pulled out my sanding blocks. Seriously can’t remember when I last used them.

For my card, I used some old Core’dinations cardstock and a very old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sanded down the embossed image to reveal the kraft core.

I added a sentiment die cut from Penny Black and also distressed the edges of the card. To finish it off, I was going to add some Stickles but decided to use some cork dots that I had. They look a little heavy in the photo, I think they look better in real life!

I’m also entering this into the current Casology challenge – ‘Wish’.

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Time Flies by….

Hi everyone!

The theme for this week’s Casology challenge is ‘fly’ and here is my quick take.

To add a bit of interest to the base, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Spellbinders embossing folder. The main image is from Hampton Art – I’ve had this stamp for AGES, but I’ve rarely used it…. It’s one of my frequently used sayings so it’s quite weird that I haven’t used this stamp very much!

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