207 posts categorized "Embossing"

In My Thoughts
by Sue McRae


Hello everyone! Sue here with another heart card that can be used for a thinking of you card or switch out the sentiment to send some love for Valentine’s Day.


I started by laying alcohol inks and blending solution on yupo paper. I created a rainbowish mix of colours using an air blower to move the ink around. After the panel was dry I placed the Leaf Flourish Heart Die in different spots around the piece to see where I liked the colours the best and die cut it from that section.


To add a little sparkle and depth to the card design I die cut another Leaf Flourish Heart from gold glitter cardstock and adhered it to the back of the alcohol ink heart.


To add more texture and depth to the card I embossed a white panel with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder and attached the heart to it. I added this piece to my card base.


The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and I added a few Clear Fairy Drops to finish off the card.


This is an easy and quick card design that really stands out from the alcohol ink technique. I hope you give it a try! Have a wonderful week!

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Art Deco Birthday
by Nancy Penir


Greetings Poppy friends! How's the New Year going? I have some crafty inspiration for you, using the Reeded Deco Curved Border die. 


I don't know about you, but I just can't have enough birthday card handy. Die cut images pack a wow greeting, and to showcase my birthday love I die cut the borders twice, once in white and once in pink. I have a Xyron machine but prefer gluing. It allows me to move the pieces for exact placement.


Such a lovely message, and it fit perfectly within my created frame. The stylized lettering goes well with the Art Deco frame.

I used Wow embossing powder, and also used it on the fussy cut buds and leaves. 


There's a glimmer shine to the embossing powder and Tim Holtz Berry spray I used. Hope you can see it on the top part of the card.

Speaking of hope, here's hoping for a New Year filled with health, happiness, and plenty of creativity! And of course, blessings!

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A Gnaw-some Birthday Card
by Janet Katz

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A fresh new year deserves a fresh take on a birthday card. And who knew cards could be so tasty? Guess this Whittle Beaver did. I wanted to use a lot of white on this card so I started with a white base. I die cut the beaver from both kraft cardstock and dark brown cardstock. I trimmed the kraft version along the etched lines in the shape to just have the belly, and glued it on top of the dark brown one in order to make the beaver two-toned.
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I die cut two Stitched Envelopes and then had the idea to make it look like the beaver had gnawed a chunk out of one. I cut off a little piece, shaped it with my scissors and then glued it underneath his tiny paws. (I told you he was hungry.) To make a distinctive bite mark from the pink envelope, I use a standard office hole punch and punched along the cut edge.
I have found the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames dies to be almost indispensable. I can use them in SO many places in all kinds of ways. They are ideal to frame up a sweet little Whittle animal. I cut the scalloped frame from a dusty blue cardstock. I made it small because I wanted the frame to ground the beaver.
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I glued everything onto a small piece of white cardstock. I used a tiny stapler to add interest to the frame. I matted the white onto two patterned papers in the same colors as the envelopes, twisting them a bit so they would show up. I wanted to add another super subtle embellishment so I made a thread "nest." I did this by just wrapping some peach colored thread around my fingers several times and then spreading it out and gluing it behind the matted portion. I used a 3D embossing folder on a white piece of cardstock for one last textural element on the card. I printed the It's Your Birthday from my computer, and used the Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animals Sentiments for the "Gnaw-some." I glued these down last.
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Snowflake Thank You Card
by Nancy Penir


Here we are at the end of another year, and there's plenty of need for thank you cards! I have a card for you today full of shiny snowflakes, and a frosty thank you sentiment.


Poppystamps' Wintertime Sentiments comes with a die that cuts the shape of the snowflake bouquet. 

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The main snowflake stamp is embossed in blue,(Wow embossing powder),  and filled in with a silver glitter pen. The sentiment is stamped separately, hand cut and popped up with foam tape.


I love the frosty look of the main image, and the way it coordinates with the die cut Snowflake Background.

Almost Happy New Year Poppy Peeps! Hope it's a blessed and healthy one for you and yours!

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Shaker Joy
by Sue McRae


Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my last post of 2021! Can you believe Christmas is only 4 days away! Eeek, where did December go!


Today I have a simple shaker card using the Double Joy die set. This set comes with a solid die and an outline die, giving you lots of combinations on using them in your projects. I took the solid die and die cut it three times from the white panel. I put aside the white letters and will use them for another project.


I die cut the solid Joy from red and green card stock and the outline Joy from gold glitter card stock. I inlaid the red and green letters and adhered acetate to the back of the middle Joy. This will be the shaker part. On the back of the panel I added foam tape around the word and filled it with clay candy and seed beads, removed the foam backing and attached a piece of white card stock for the backer.


The panel was attached to my card base and I added the gold glitter outline pieces to the middle Joy. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black card stock and I die cut the holly leaves and berry from glitter card stock for the finishing touch.


Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I would like to thank the followers who are always kind enough to leave comments on my post, it is appreciated! Wishing everyone a most wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year! I’ll see you in 2022!

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Cabin Snowglobe
by Sue McRae


Hello everyone, Sue here with a card using the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel Die Set. This is such a wonderful set for creating charming Christmas, winter, or anytime of the year cards. It’s perfect for making masculine cards, which I know can be difficult to create.


I went with a frosty look in blues, pinks and purples for my design. For the background I inked up the circle die cut with Distress Inks and sprayed it heavily with Perfect Pearls for lots of shimmer.


To create a swirly, windy sky I embossed this piece with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder. Love how it turned out!


I die cut all my different scene pieces with a variety of Memory Box coloured and glitter cardstock.

For the snowglobe base I used the White Woodgrain Paper and ink blended some gray on top.


You can really play around with all the layers and add foam adhesive to create depth and dimension. I added foam dots between the house and yellow window background for some nice shadows.


The great thing about this popup card, is that it fits into an A2 envelope, even with all the layers and added dimension.


I stamped a simple sentiment on the inside of the card so that there’s lots of room for adding a personal message.


Just think how different this card would look for spring with grass instead of snow, some added flowers and blooming trees and a bright sky inked in yellow and orange.

Thanks for visiting with me on the blog today!

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