Monday, May 9, 2011

Embedded Embossing

I was really excited to try this (new to me) technique that I first saw at Rosemary's blog.  Go and see the beautiful card that Rosemary made using it!  Briefly, you glue a punched or fussy cut or stamped and cut out item to a plain backing, then run the whole sheet through an embossing folder, and it comes out looking like the added items were printed right on the backing.  I plan to try this several different ways, but for my first attempt I thought I'd try using these vellum-like stickers that I've had for years. (The brand is Miss Elizabeth, which I found at the Dollar Tree.  Sadly they've discontinued this lovely and inexpensive line.  This set is called "Violets")  LOVE the color of them, my favorite periwinkle, but somehow I've never used many of them..  So here's my finished card, using no stamping, only these pretty stickers, and the dry embossing (a Sizzix folder "Swirly Vines with Hearts"):


I'm entering this into the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge, which is to use embedded embossing on your project.  I realize I may be disqualified because I didn't use any stamps, but I wanted to share this card anyway.  

20 comments:

  1. So glad you did! It turned out beautifully, Lin! I saw that on Rosie's blog too and also somewhere else this past week. I need to find time to give it a try. . .love the effect!

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  2. Your card is gorgeous Lin and the result of this technique is beautiful!! I may try it myself!!

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  3. Great technique and effect! Too bad I don't own one of those machines, would love to try this! Anyway, your card is beautiful!!!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Lin! What a neat technique, too! Thanks for sharing the link to Rosemary's blog. I love that you used stickers on your card--really pretty stickers!

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  5. beautiful beautiful! Wow, your embossing is super deep!

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  6. This is beautiful! I checked out Rosemary's blog - thanks for the link.

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  7. Wow, what a fun technique...new to me, too! Now I can't wait to try it! This actually crossed my mind a few weeks back when I saw your quilt card that was also embossed all over...I know it wasn't with stickers but I loved the effect of embossing different papers at the same time.

    So funny...I, too, loved that line of "Miss Elizabeth" papers and sticker at Dollar Tree...they were so pretty! Too bad, huh?

    Anyway, your card is exquisite...love the blue flowers against the white background!

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  8. what a lovely card... and what a neat technique. One I've not seen before but am now dying to try.

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  9. Awesome technique! Your card is stunning! I am in the middle of making cards for OWH so will definitely be tyring this technique today.

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  10. what a pretty card, lin! using the stickers is a neat idea and perfect for the technique!

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  11. Great technique Lin, you card looks fabulous!e

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  12. Wow Lin! You are not at all disqualified just because you did not use any stamps. You sure have talent and this is beyond elegant!! Love your colors, flowers and the use of this technique. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

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  13. Wonderful idea to use the vellum stickers for this technique! Your card turned out so beautiful Lin! Thanks for joining us at the ODBDSLC...hugs ~S~

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  14. Lin, wow, your card looks amazing!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  15. Wow I love this, Lin! The stickers are so pretty and I love how you used them on the background and main panel!

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  16. omigosh, this is such a simple idea, why have i never thought of it before??!! it's brilliant!!
    and the results are gorgeous. :)

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  17. That is totally beautiful Lin! What fun to do it with stickers!

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  18. Beautiful card. Love the effect! Gorgeous flowers.

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  19. What an adorable card Lin - I love the look of this technique. It's not one I've seen before so thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs, Ruth S

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