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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Embossing More Than One Way


It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time the wonderful Jenny is our hostess and wants us to "Enjoy Your Embossing".  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Make a vintage or shabby chic project of your choice and remember to include some embossing. Use your favourite embossing methods (wet, dry, heat, or any other techniques you want to share) - just enjoy your embossing!"

I have used a couple of types of embossing on this card.  I started with some card stock from Staples for my blank and then added a panel of paper from a Maja Designs pad called Vintage Spring Basics.

Next I ran some card stock through a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Victoria, cut it into three strips and inked the edges of each with Dusty Concord Distress Ink before I adhered them to the background.

I stamped the sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's All Occasion Art on a scrap of white card stock with Jet Black Archival Ink, inked the edges with Dusty Concord DI and layered it on top of a panel of another paper from the Maja pad tucking a little strip of venise lace underneath.


The filigree leaves were bronze but I pressed them into a Versamark ink pad and then covered them with Wendy Vecchi's Fern Green embossing powder and heated the powder to melt it.  I had done it originally with an old embossing ink pad and the result was mottled but when I did it a second time with the Versamark pad, the result looked like enamel - fabulous.


The flowers were stamped three times with a stamp from the Wendy Vecchi set called Daisy Art onto some Maja paper using Versamark, then sprinkled with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heated.  Once dry, I fussy cut the flowers and layered them with pop dots.  The top layer was cut between petals and shaped a bit before it was added so the flower would not look so flat.

The bow is made from seam binding that has been dyed with Dusty Concord DI, tied with some burlap string to which I have added a little key charm.  I made a little butterfly from Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay and a silicon mold, inked it with Dusty Concord DI and then rubbed some purple wax paste from Jaygot that I have had in my stash for eons. Finally I scattered a few pearls from my stash around.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Boots  - Ribbon or Lace
House of Cards - Embossing and/or Color Inspiration (I chose embossing)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Thanks/Gratitude
Sweet Stampin - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delights
Moving Along With The Times - Embossing (Wet or Dry)

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will get lots of the newest products and the BEST customer service:

31 comments:

  1. Oh Cec I love this! Those beautifully embossed panels provide the perfect backdrop for the wonderful Wendy Vecchi flower and clever embossed leaves. Jenny x

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  2. Oh boy, Cec, what a perfect sentiment for such a beautiful card! Love all those embossed pieces and your bow is to die for! Awesome elegant design! Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  3. Very beautiful Cec. I love the soft purples with the pop of green in your leaves. The layered flower is gorgeous! hugs :)

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  4. Beautiful card, Cec, loaded with so many embossed details! My, those enameled leaves are wonderful! Great idea to double emboss to get that amazing finish--well done. I have a feeling I will have a piece or two to enter, because I LOVE my embossing powders, my folders and my HEAT GUN!!! You have provided such gorgeous inspiration here! Hugs!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Is the lace some you got while you were here?

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  6. Cec, this is such a soft and romantic card! I love your use of white space, the clever way you used that embossed panel and the gorgeous layered flower. I've spent several moments just admiring the gorgeous composition. What a beauty!!!

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  7. Beautiful card and I love all the detail. The embossed panels are the perfect back drop for all the lovely trimmings. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

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  8. Wow, your card is stunning! I love the colours you've chosen and the dainty touches of colour on the embossed panels! So glad you've joined us at HOC this month, Jo x HOC/DT

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  9. This is SO pretty, love it! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  10. A beautiful card Cec, super embossing and layers.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Embossing heaven Cec.... just stunning. The colors are captivating. The lace - perfect. It's just CAPTIVATING LOVELY. j.

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  12. Oh I love the way you did the Wendy Vecchi flower, the lace is beautiful and the sentiment is wonderful, I must look out for that stamp! Your card is beautifully elegant! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Gorgeous card, I love all of the embossing and the fabulous flowers. The gorgeous lace also deserves a mention.

    Thank you for joining in the fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  14. Purple and green are my FAVORITE--so this card is just absolutely brilliant to me! I LOVE the lace trim, the gorgeous soft flowers, and the amazing textures you used! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  15. An absolute shabby chic delight, Cec! Love the soft colors, the Venise lace and the seam binding. And the green enameled leaves are fabulous - must try that myself. Such a lovely sentiment - what a wonderful card!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Really pretty Cec. I love the embossed panels and tattered edges. That ribbon colour is delicious! ;)

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  17. this is vintage perfection! the leaves look great & I LOVE the sentiment! NICE JOB!

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  18. So many beautiful details! Love the Venice lace, the enamel look of the filigree leaves, and the way you popped the flowers.

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  19. Beautiful card. The embossing and inking is perfect and I love what you have done with the ribbon. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  20. Very pretty card. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  21. This is so beautiful...I looove the soft colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  22. Thanks for joining in with the 'Embossing' Challenge over at 'Moving Along With The Times', your card is lovely, really like the layout and the soft colour tones... hope you can join us again.
    Diane Louise (DT) x

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  23. This is so gorgeous, Cec! I love your shabby chic look, and that Maja paper is so lovely - what a wonderful way to make flowers! xx Lynn

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  24. Beautiful! I love the gorgeous lavender/purple hues and your gorgeous vellum flower.

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  25. Love alle the several embossed elements, colors and layering. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  26. Oh my, Cec! Your card is so soft and pretty in those soft lavender and cream tones! I love your trio of embossed panels and the sweet butterfly. It makes me feel like spring is already here!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  27. This sweet purple combined with the bright green makes for such a lovely summery combination. Gorgeous layers!

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  28. So beautiful Cec, what a wonderful design, love the layers of beautiful embossed panels with all your gorgeous embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  29. Aa gorgeous card Cec, love the soft shades and the embossed panels are a lovely design.
    Thanks for sharing at FSC
    Avril

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  30. Beautiful card Cec, love the delicate touch of lilac and the green embossed leave sare wonderful. Sue C x

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