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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bloggers' Challenge -- Embossing

Sorry this is so late!!  Things were crazy last week at work....and now I'm "playing" in Myrtle Beach, SC!  Tried to get this posted before I left, but just plain ole' ran out of time.  Happily, I have internet service (which was a big surprise...didn't think I'd have it at my sister's condo), so, here I am.  Hopefully, you'll think this card sample is "better late than never!" 

Embossing is what got me hooked on see, I was at a craft seems like a thousand years ago....and saw a woman emboss a cute little teddy bear in gold....ohhhh! It was like magic.....I sooooo wanted to learn to do that!

Thinking back, gold teddies are not what I'm into any more, but I still really love embossed cards....we've certainly come a very long way since those early you can see from my card this week, there are NO gold embossed teddy bears here! LOL Actually, this is another of my Convention swaps....and it fits perfectly with this week's Bloggers' theme.   Our list "Mom," Lisa, gave us the Challenge this emboss.

The flowers were embossed and then colored in using a color wash that I learned from Gretchen Barron's tutorial on her blog.....she is amazing.  Be sure to check out her blog.  After the flowers dried overnight, I cut each one out and added them to the card.
Hint:  I usually emboss Basic Black Craft Ink with Clear Embossing Powder...keeps those stray dots away!

And, speaking of dry embossing SOOOO popular! Check out the So Saffron layer....YUP!...dry embossed with my Vintage Wallpaper EF. So, this card covers 2 different types of embossing. A dozen years or so ago, I would have been happy learning how to re-create that gold teddy bear....never in my wildest dreams did I think we could go beyond that!

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Word Play
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
CS:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Shimmery White
Big Shot:  Tasteful Trim, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Scallop Circle #2 Die (used the larger of the 2), Little Leaves Sizzlet
Misc:  Circle Scissor Plus, Basic Pearls, Aqua Brush, Clear EP 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful - love your color combination and coloring of the blossoms!

Chrissy D said...

Barbara, this is simply stunning!

Terry said...

Love the Fall like colors you used so perfectly! Beautiful design!

Ida said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Love the rich colors on your flowers paired with the elegant embossing.


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