Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

Floral Harmony

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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!

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LucieG.

Good Vibes Butterfly

 

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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.

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LucieG.

Forget-me-not hello

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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.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 27

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Welcome to Day 27 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

When I saw the sketch I thought ‘SNOWFLAKES’! Time to get those dies working! I used three dies by Simon Says Stamp (Alicia, Rylann and Kate), together with the Filigree Snowflakes embossing folder, also by Simon. The sentiment is by Penny Black.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 25

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Welcome to Day 25 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Today I’m playing along in The Paper Players sketch challenge.

I’m continuing to work my way through my new Simon Says Stamp embossing folders – today’s card uses the beautiful Holiday Greenery folder, together with dies from Waffle Flower’s new Layered Winter Bird die set. There are a few medium-sized cardinal sets around at the moment and I’m loving this little guy!

The sentiment is by Penny Black.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 24

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Welcome to Day 24 of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022! Once again this month, I’m doing something I rarely seem to do – sharing a card that I created without a challenge in mind!

I started by using the fabulous Sizzix 3D Christmas Trees folder. I think this is one of my favourite Christmas folders! I love the detail and all the quirky little trees!

For the focal point tree, I used an older Poppystamps die to cut the tree from white cardstock and then embossed it using a folder that I’d brayered with Rustic Wilderness distress oxide ink. I added some stickles over the white embossing.

The sentiment is from a set by My Favorite Things.

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LucieG.