Saturday, May 16, 2020

Embossed Thanks

Here's another item that I've only used a few times.  I think embossing folders are the greatest thing since sliced bread - love the subtle dimension they can give us.


supplies: white, Hero Arts Carnation and 2 green layering papers, Crafter's Companion Floral Fusion 3D embossing folder, MFT Stitched Blooms and (retired) Thanks die, Hero Arts Nesting Rectangles die, pale green enamel dot

Starting with an A2 panel of Carnation layering paper, I cut out a rectangle from it, then reinserted it into it's frame and embossed them both together.  Since this layering paper is white core, I was then able to sand the panels to bring out the details.  Next I framed the inner rectangle in white, and lifted it above the rest of the design, and to finish added the flower and my die-cut sentiment.

This same recipe works just as nicely using an all-over stamped background, but I'm partial to this embossed one just because of the texture.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you are coping well in these difficult times.

10 comments:

Betty said...

so pretty Lin! never thought of sanding the Hero Arts paper - great idea!!

Leni said...

Lovely background! And the style of the Thanks die is great! Beautiful card!

Cat Craig said...

fabulous, will give it a go soon.

Dawn T said...

What a fabulous folder Lin. Love the way you sanded the pink card to show the white core. Looks stunning.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Lin, this is stunning - loving the sanded embossing, and how you have framed and mounted the centre panel!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Hilda Burton said...

Wow! Lin, this card is stunning. Love the pastel colors and embossed background. Great job! Enjoy your day!

JoAnn said...

So soft and pretty. Love the embossing folder. The pretty white bloom shines against the pink background. TFS

I Card Everyone said...

Lin, I couldn't agree more about embossing folders! This one might want to come live with the [lost count] multitudes I have … and I might just want to play with those today, too!
LOve this gorgeous pink - before reading your method, I thought perhaps you'd inked the folder! Cutting the rectangle first, then embossing them together is a brilliant idea to keep all that texture intact!
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Lisa Elton said...

This is gorgeous! It's so wonderfully feminine!

Happy Little Crafter said...

This gorgeous card is trending on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing your brilliant technique.