Monday, November 11, 2013

Embossing

I haven't played at CAS-ual Fridays in awhile, but I do love embossing in all its forms, so I made a card for their current challenge:  to use dry or heat embossing on a Clean and Simple project.  Here's my entry:

CAS-ual Fridays #119

To start I sized a digital poinsettia by Jane Beljo into 2 sizes, then printed them out on vellum.  Since I had had smearing problems before, I immediately sprinkled some clear embossing powder over them and heated them - problem solved.  The heating made them naturally curl a bit, so I had instant dimension, too!  Then I used 2 shades of pink markers to roughly color them in, and then fussy-cut them out and layered them up, three-deep, adding white pearls to the center.  My dry embossing is a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Juli's Garden, embossed on Core'dinations whitewash corner hutch.  Then I sanded it to bring the pink out a bit more.  My sentiment is from The Craft's Meow's Christmas Lantern, embossed in white.

20 comments:

  1. I really appreciate your "how-to", Lin. I don't do digi, but it is so fascinating to follow your problem-solving. And it resulted in such an amazing creation. I love the dimension and the texture - and the colors, of course.

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  2. Another "WOW" card, Lin! Gorgeous poinsettia, and the soft pinks look soooo pretty! ♥

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  3. The background is lovely and your flower is gorgeous@ A beautiful card!

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  4. love that poinsettia embossed with the silver on vellum - will have to give that a try - pink and gold would be pretty too!

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  5. Love the pretty poinsettias done in pink!

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  6. Pretty card, Lin! I've never used a digital image. You did a great job with it. Love the colors.

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  7. That poinsettia is to die for beautiful!!!! What a pretty card!! So soft. I am really into pink and gold for Christmas this year.... We'll see where that goes! XO

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  8. The dry embossing immediately caught my eye. I had to see more. Love this lots, Lin. Beautiful.

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  9. beautifully done Lin. Gorgeous colour for Christmas.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful card.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. WONDERFUL Lin card! LOVE it! Hugs, Karin

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  12. Stunning! I love the vellum poinsettias.

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  13. Lin, this is SO pretty! That flower looks AMAZING!!!!! Wow! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  14. Oh my! Your pink poinsettia is gorgeous! Such a beautiful card with so much texture.

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  15. Lin, wow! No, WOW, WOW, WOW!! Pinning and loving this!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Simply stunning in all this gorgeous pink color! The poinsettia is breathtaking!!! Beautifully done!

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  17. Love your embossing! You are so creative with using the embossing folders and embossing powder! Way to rock the challenge!

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