252 posts categorized "Embossing"

Spooky Day
by Tricia Barber

Spooky 1

Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share a Spooky Halloween card using a softer color palette.   I have seen so many cards this year with this type of color combination and just had to give it a try.  I started with a pink card base, masked off some stripes using post it tape and ink blended with a darker pink ink.   I trimmed the panel to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.   I layered this onto a white card base.  

Spooky 3

I got out some scraps of light purple, pale yellow, some light oranges and pink cardstock.  My cat, of course, had to be black!  I used the Whittles Napping Cat and the Whittles Scary Guys to die cut several images using my scraps of cardstock. The moon and stars came from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit.   I embossed the stars with glow in the dark embossing powder! So cool! 

Spooky Glow

My sentiment was created with the Marzipan Alphabet die and I used a sentiment from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn kit.  I die cut the Marzipan Alphabet letters from black and white cardstock and then stacked them onto each other.  I used some scraps to add the eyes to the Spooky!  I just love how it turned out!  Just by adding the word Spooky to the sentiment it turns into a Halloween sentiment! 

Spooky 2

I hope I have inspired you to try a different color palette and look at your everyday stamps to create a Halloween card!   Have a wonderful day! 

Tricia Floral Signature[9]





Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello,Marybeth Lopez  here with you today.  I am here to remind you that you still have plenty of time to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge: Clean and Simple.

I used Poppystamps Foil and Cut Die Set for the simple sentiment and memory box 3D Tropical Leaves and 3D Embossing Folder Add Dimension for the background  panel. 


Just keep it Clean and Simple and you must use at least one Poppystamps product to have a chance to win. 


I cut two leaves out, I used blending brushes with Ranger Distress Oxide ink. ( Peeled Paint) to get the color on the leaves.

I layered the two leaves just a bit off set. 


I adhered my sentiment with foam tape.  Lots of details  and it's  still a very  clean and simple card with lots of white space.


We have a prize too , so hope you play along.

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on August 29  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1!!    

Hope you have a blessed week.




A Gracious Watercolor
by Janet Katz

Watercolor floral mb stamp

The Gracious Floral Stamp Set and Die by Memory Box has endless possibilities. I stamped the image with a black pigment ink onto watercolor paper. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color in this wonderful image, choosing just a set of purples and olive greens for everything. Next, I die cut the image with the included die.
This stamp set not only gives you an amazing floral image, but 15 sentiment stamps you can use on just about anything. They come in 3 different sizes and the 3 largest ones have matching dies in this bundle. How great is that? I stamped the 'just for you' stamp onto black cardstock using an embossing ink and sprinkled white embossing powder on top. I heated it to create a nice, sharp sentiment image. Finally, I die cut the sentiment.
Watercolor floral close
I chose Poppystamps' Evangeline Pinpoint Frame die to be part of the background. I cut it from white cardstock and backed it with a piece of very pale purple cardstock to coordinate with the watercolor image. Next, I glued down the watercolored die cut, then the black and white sentiment on top of that.
This stamp and die set can easily be used year round and for so many different occasions. It's something I will reach for again and again.
Janet Floral Signature copy



Sending Smiles
by Candice Crawford



Hey there crafty friends!

Candice here, on the blog sharing another card using the new Gracious Floral stamp and coordinating die set from Memory box. This set features a large floral stamp and several all occasion sentiments along with coordinating dies for both the floral image and a few of the sentiments.


Today's card is very clean and simple which is my favorite type of card to make.  To begin, I stamped the large floral image with Versmark ink onto a piece of Vellum cardstock and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  Next, I die cut the image using the coordinating die from the stamp and die set. 


For the background I cut  several  1/4 inch strips of cardstock from white and three shades of pink cardstock and adhered them to my white A2 card base ensuring there was white strip in between each pink strip. Next, I  stamped the sentiment "Sending Smiles" in Versafine Black Onyx ink. 


Lastly, I added some gold pearls onto the card for added glitz and glam to the card. I really enjoyed how this card came out. The new Gracious Floral stamp is absolutely gorgeous and great for all occssasion cards. I hope you too have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time. Happy stamping!!! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Just Because
by Candice


Hey there crafty friends! Today I am on the blog sharing a card using the new Gracious Floral stamp, die and stencil set from Memory box. This set features a large floral with stems clear stamp set with several sentiments. The stamp set comes with coordinating dies for the large floral and several of the sentiments within the set. 


To color the floral image, you can purchase the layering stencil. I used serveral of my distress inks to color the floral image. Before coloring the image I stamped the floral in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. 


For the background I used my favorite Double Diamond Lattice plate, that I die cut from white cardstock and layered it onto my white A2 card base. The sentiment "Just Because" was also stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 


I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. I also hope you will check out the new Gracious Floral stamp, die and stencil combo from Memory Box. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy





A Gracious Floral Slimline
by Janet Katz

Floral dry embossed slimline

There is so much to love about the new Gracious Floral release from Memory Box Open Studio. I'm a big fan of slimline cards, so I decided to use these big blooms to create a high contrast card of mostly black and white. I used the Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder with heavy white cardstock. Here's a tip: spritz your cardstock once with water on one or both sides just before you send it through your machine sandwiched inside the folder. This will relax the paper fibers, allowing them to bend instead of crack. Of course, if your cardstock has ink on it, just do the back only.
After I had dry embossed 4 of these super detailed flowers, I laid the die from the Gracious Floral Stamp and Die set on top and cut out all 4 of the dry embossed images. This flattened out the dry embossing some, which I expected. I simply put the die cut piece back into my embossing folder (no need to spritz again with water) and made sure it was sitting in the "grooves" where it was before. I ran it through again and got these gorgeous results. I had the idea of putting my embossed die cuts on a black background and I chose a pearlescent black cardstock.
I knew I needed a pop of color to bring out parts of the flower - I could have chosen virtually any color and I picked a deep pink. A bright curry-like yellow would have looked just as good. I used a fingertip blending sponge (they sit on your finger like a thimble) and swiped the deep pink ink on the flower centers. I glued the flowers on the black background and then used my trimmer to cut the entire thing down to 3" x 8.5". My card would be 3.5" x 8.5", so I used a matching dark pink piece of cardstock as the base and glued the black cardstock with my embossed flowers in the middle of it, leaving a stripe of pink on each side.
There are SO many great sentiments in the Gracious Floral Stamp Set and I thought the 'just for you' sentiment could work for almost anything. I stamped it in Versamark on heavy black cardstock and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used the matching die that came with the stamp and die set to cut it out. I used foam adhesive to pop it off the card. I'll attach this entire piece to a white cardbase to finish off my card.
Give the Gracious Floral line a try. Everything goes together and the stamps are so very versatile.
Janet Floral Signature copy