Monday, 24 February 2014

Embossing - The Crafting Cafe DT

Gooood morning everyone!

Today, I am sharing my The Crafting Cafe DT card with you all, and this month we've been embossing. Now, those of you that have been paying attention know that I'm new to the whole embossing thing, and only actually own two embossing folders. (Ok, that's not entirely true any more... I received some border embossing folders as a magazine freebie a couple of days ago!)

For this card I used the same embossing folder I did before, only in a completely different way (keep your eyes peeled to see the other embossing folder at work in a few days' time...).

Instead of using the folder to emboss the background of my card like I did before, I instead chose to emboss some other elements on the card.

Like so:

The image I used is of course another Stamping Bella, and I decided to use core'dinations cardstock, so I could sand the hearts down after embossing them!
Here's a close-up of one of the hearts:

The "love" sentiments were cute with a set of Cheery Lynn Designs dies, and I shadow layered the purple on white to make it stand out more. Naturally, this seemed like a good time to break out the Stickles too! Hey, it's a wedding card. wedding cards need sparkle. And pearls. In this case of the liquid variety.

And a close-up of the image...

She has Stickles on the flower in her hair, and the ones in the bouquet too. Didn't I say a wedding card needs sparkle? ;-)
And the wedding colour is of course purple. All the best weddings feature purple. Can I offer a virtual cookie to anyone who can guess what colour featured at my wedding? ;-)

I wish I could tell you where the paper is from, but I got it in a pack of random papers, so could be anything. It is glitter embossed though, which makes it especially perfect for the challenge!

So... If you were thinking about having a go at embossing, now would be a good time! We'd love to see you over at The Crafting Cafe!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lothian Crafts - Love using your dies
Sparkles Monthly -Ribbon/Lace, hearts & pearls

Have a most fantabulous day!



Sarah said...

Love the embossed hearts Sammy...what a good idea. This is a lovely stamp and you have showcased it perfectly xx

brenda said...

A delightful wedding card Sammy, a real keepsake for a lucky couple.

Hope you have a good week.

B x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sammy, I love the romantic image, beautiful colours and fabulous embossed hearts.
Sue xx

Dawny P said...

Beautiful card chick and such pretty colours. Love it :) x

Irish Cherokee said...

Extra cute and sassy. A fun take on a wedding card. Love the choice of colors.

Crafty Judith said...

Really lovely hun love it x

Sue said...

This is fab Sammy love those embossed hearts and I do believe I got thos freebie embossing folders too! lol huggles Sue xxx

Jane Savage said...

Fabulous, Sammy. Gorgeous purples (my fav colour) and great colouring. Love it! xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sammy, I love your image and pretty details.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, fabulous colours.

Kath x

mags said...

This is gorgeous Sammy. A lovely image and the embossing has worked really well. Great colour too.

Unknown said...

wow factor

Kat W said...

This ticks all the boxes for a perfect wedding card - gorgeous image, pretty colours and elegant design... oh and some sparkle of course!
The embossed hearts are fab too - I don't use my embossing folders enough and love what you did here :-)
Big hugs, Kat x

Darnell said...

And, of course, you can't have a wedding properly without the groom in a purple suit!! This is adorable, Sammy! There is love popping out everywhere!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Very pretty card ...I love these Uptown Girl stamps.
Anne x

Helen said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Lace/Ribbon, pearls and hearts' challenge.

Hugs Helen P xx