Apr 30, 2010

BC149 - Embossed for you

Please Click HERE for my Annabelle Challenge Card.    -  Now it's time for the Friday Blogger Challenge.  This weeks theme is: Embossing of any kind.  I've actually done 2 cards this week.
First up is this card base on this sketch:   If you haven't yet purchased your copy of Paper Crafts: Go to Sketches I urge you to do so now.  This is a fantastic issue filled with sketches and then several samples done using the sketch.  I've had a lot of fun browsing through it looking at all the great samples and have started using the sketches now for my own cards.
For this card I have been dying to use this piece of patterned paper (Garden Tour - S.E.I.) - I just loved the colors and the patterns.  Not to mention that this paper is "embossed!" - Okay so I cheated (but just a little) by using pre-embossed paper.  It's gorgeous don't you think. For my Focal Flower I embossed this adorable floral pattern from SU-Background Sampler (retired) with Dewy Geranium embossing powder - Comotion and punched it with 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  I layered that to a Scalloped Circle of Kiwi Kiss (oh why didn't SU decided to bring this color back instead of River Rock)...I digress though.   I added some pretty little gems from Zva and then layered that to a Nestabilitie Circle of Basic Gray.  The sentiment is from:  Hero Arts) and I used the same Embossing powder that I did with the flowered circle piece.  I added some Lime Green Sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps) and some ribbon, Purely Pomegranate-retired SU along with Silver Cord.  I also used the Scallop Punch and pierced holes with a paper piercing tool. CS: Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.


Card #2 - Is also based on a sketch from the Go To Sketches magazine:  I liked one of the sample cards as well that was made by Lisa Johnson so my card is a "case" of her card done using different items to make it my own.  Thanks though Lisa for the inspiration.  For this card I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and brayed Tangerine Tango ink over the Apricot Appeal cs.  For the border I used my brand new EK Success Punch, Scroll and Dots (I love this punch) and added a piece of White Grosgrain ribbon.  The sentiment is from SU Sincere Salutations and I added a flower from Sassafrass and Pineapple Sprinkles from Annabelle Stamps.  I hope you've enjoyed two different views on embossing and will give these techniques a try yourself.  Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs (click on the BC Icon on my sidebar) and check out their fabulous embossed creations.   Have a fantastic weekend!


25 comments:

Tami Black said...

I love sketches too! Great way to get the creative juices flowing. I didn't know there was pre-embosses paper out there but that paper rocks. Love the second card too -- gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Pretty cards! I see you did two types of embossing! Great!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful cards Ida! I especially love the color combo in the top one! TFS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great cards! Love that embossed paper, the Thinking of You card is sure to brighten anyone's day with your wonderful color combination.

Selene Kempton said...

Beautiful job! I love the look of the ink on the embossing folder!

Basement Stamper said...

Fantastic cards Ida!!! I love the Go-to Sketches too, wonderful ideas!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your pretty cards- I am always inspired by sketch challenges- they take me out of my safe zone! Great colors- love your flourish and flower. TFS

njburk said...

Great colors in your embossed project for this week. FUn layout too!
TFP & Sharing your projects with us. Nola

BarbaraW said...

Two pretty cards. Love the floral paper on the first. Love the color combination on the second's embossing,

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is gorgeous, Ida, beautifully created. Hugs, Gayle.

GCgirl said...

Both cards are great! I esp love the beautiful bg paper on the first card and the border punch on the second!

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are just wonderful! I especially love what you did with the folder!!! Super cute!

Allison said...

Wow...great job on both! Love the layout and DP on #1 and that embossed BG and color mix on #2 is so eye-catching!

Nikki Bond said...

They are both gorgeous...hard to chose which one I like best! {SMILES}

Lori said...

These are beautiful, Ida! I'm planning on getting a lot of use out of that magazine, too.

Connie said...

Wow...both are beautiful cards. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that SEI background paper!

Elena said...

Both of your cards look fantastic, Ida! Love the way how you used these sketches! Really liked how you tied the silver cord to the ribbon; and what a nice combination of embossing and beautiful border!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great cards!! Love the designs!

njburk said...

You've b een very busy Ida! Love your Thinking of you card--it's just GREAT! Nola

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are fantastic Ida! The colors and patterns are just perfect for Spring! Think I have to get my hands on that new magazine! Beautifully done! :D

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful cards! I love sketches too!

Barbara said...

Fabulous! GREAT card...both! Love the colors, the sketches, and the patterns. Well done!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful cards Ida! I love how you colored the embossing!

(-: Heidi

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards Ida! Love the sketches you used! Great colors... and border punch! :o)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful cards Ida, luv the colors you used on both. I too got that mag, i love how they show various cards with the same layout.