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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.


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

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

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

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

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

  6. these are amazing Ida, oh so elegant! :)

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

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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!!! :)

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