Friday, May 13, 2011

Embedded Embossing

I wanted to be sure to join the ODBD challenge to create a card using "embedded embossing".  My friend and fellow challenge chaser Silke Ledlow did a photo tutorial on this technique.  Isn't her card amazing?  I didn't want to miss out on this one.  **EDITED**  Because of the issues with Blogger I ended up missing out on the challenge:)  Just gotta laugh about it.


I used the colors from the current Play Date Cafe challenge:  PDCC81.  The stamped images are from Bird & Butterfly Labels (ODBD).  They coordinate with Labels 18 dies from Spellbinders. 



I first stamped the flourishes using silver pigment ink.  After cutting, stamping and adhering the three die cuts, I ran the whole card through the cuttlebug and embossed the front with Papertrey's Picnic Plaid impression plate.





Stamps:  Bird & Butterfly labels (ODBD), Fancy Flourishes (PTI), Tag-its #3 (PTI)
Paper:  white (PTI)
Ink:  pear tart (memento), silver (stampabilities), purple (memories)
Other:  Labels 18 (spellbinders), picnic plaid ip (PTI), ribbon (hobby lobby), corner rounder

15 comments:

Debgem said...

I really like this card - love the way your images have all been embossed too! It's fab!

StephC said...

Love the idea! I will have to attempt it now too. Beautiful card Sara!

Jaclyn Miller said...

A perfectly executed CAS card. I like how you mixed the colors in the center. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe.

Anette said...

So soft and beautiful!!

sparkles said...

so delicate and reminds me to get my spellbinders to work
Barbara

Kristin said...

that is some serious awesomeness on a card :)... LOVE the colors!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so pretty to look at and study more closely. I like all that dry embossing over your images. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your soft colors and use of mostly white space! So much interesting texture to your card...must try this technique sometime!

Valerie said...

So pretty Sara - love your take on the challenge!

Andrea Ewen said...

Lovely CAS design, Sara...that embossing style is so unique...and beautiful! So glad to have you playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jen Carter said...

What a cool looking card! Very fun technique! The way you incorporated the colors is great toO!

Ruby said...

Love your card, the flourishes look gorgeous against the embossed background. Great design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

~Laurie said...

Gorgeous card! Super cool technique!

Blogger being down was such a huge pain, huh? How did we ever make it before! LOL!

Arlene said...

Such a beautiful card! Your work is amazing. :)
Arlene.

Amy said...

Well, you've used my favorite color combo. Check. You used a favorite IP. Check. Just love this Sara!