Feb 18, 2011

BC200 - Emboss Me

Happy Friday! - So are you ready for the BC Challenge. This week it's: Embossing. This covers a wide range from Dry Embossing, Wet Embossing and even use of Embossing Folders.


My card today cover 2 challenges: The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and the BC Challenge.

I started out by recyling this old card that I made many years ago (and at the time thought it was a pretty "cool" card.

Now mind you this was done using a metal embossing stencil, a stylus and light box. Then I used an x-acto knife and cut portions out and added a sparkly background. As I said the card is alright but you want to see how I "upgraded" it for the current challenge:

Here's the Cupcake Inspiration Photo
Here is my card:

Materials used:
Very Vanilla, Old Olive Card Stock - SU
Lavender Textured Card stock - Bazzill
Chalk Inks: Lime Pastel, Wisteria, Yellow Citrus-Color Box
and hint of Bravo Burgundy Chalk (Stampin'Pastels-SU)
Embossing Die - Embossing Arts
Embossing Folder - SU
Pearls - Zva
Flower - Hero Arts
What do you think? - I myself think this really made the card so much better.
I used some Chalk Inks to color the embossed image, cut it down to size added different background card stock and used an embossing folder for some added texture.

I did a card for the AnnaBelle Challenge earlier which uses Wet Embossing (Embossing with Embossing Powder) so be sure to check it out as well.

Please chekc out what everyone has done with this challenge using the Mr. Linky feature.

22 comments:

GCgirl said...

Wow! Ida, this is gorgeous!

Rachel Hope said...

OH!!! So pretty!!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning - love how you recycled your embossed panel with the added color!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your workmanship on this beautifully detailed image is outstanding, Ida. I love what you have done here...excellent artwork.

Basement Stamper said...

I love what you did with that card, it looks amazing!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I think that it's fabulous Ida! Your embossing is sensational! Beautifully done! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW! Beautiful! I LIKE!!!

Sue Kohler said...

these are amazing Ida, oh so elegant! :)

Allison said...

Oh wow...one of your best methinks. And a lot of work went into this one!

Tami Black said...

Personally, this is not a card. It is a peice of art, suitable for framing and I don't think I could let this one out of my sight. Oh to be a fly on your wall when you are creating!

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a stunner! I love the first version but then your "revamped" blows me away!

Jacqueline said...

Ida, Wow lots of work went into this one; it came out great, very elegant and pretty! I would love you to check out my submission (#21) also posted on my blog

Ronnie said...

WOw this is such a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with CIC this week!

MJ said...

Very pretty. I wonder where my light box is?? HMMMM???? Great card.

Linda Monroe said...

This flower is really nice. So different from the first card.

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. I love the first one, but the color really adds pizzazz. Great card.

JP Card Crazy said...

Stunning card! Love it done both ways...makes me want to take out my light box!

maryr917 said...

I love how you revamped this card ida-your coloring on the image is beautiful

Barbara said...

Your first card was lovely, but I adore how you re-worked it and turned it into a really beautiful WOW!

Elena said...

I love both of the cards! They are both gorgeous! But I like how creative you are. By adding colors you gave this card a new life!!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Gorgeous! Very detailed!

Chrissy D said...

Oh Ida, both of these cards are stunning creations! TFS!