252 posts categorized "Embossing"

Just For You
by Meghan Kennihan

FinalHi Crafty Friends,
There is a NEW Release at Memory Box called Gracious Florals. It has a layering stencil, stamp, embossing folder and dies. It's PERFECT for making EASY floral cards especially if you can't color flowers well like me.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What flowers would you like to see Memory Box do next with a stencil, embossing folder, and stamp?
A: Me? Sunflowers

Final_2I used various colors of Distress Oxide Inks on each layer of the Gracious Floral Stencil then splattered it with Copic White Paint and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink. I embossed the peony background on thick white cardstock so that the texture really showed in the background and finished my card with bold black and white sentiment that pops.

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You're In My Thoughts
by Lisa Elton

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Hello and a happy summer to you! I'm sharing a light and airy card today. It's a card you could send to a friend who has suffered a loss, is unwell, facing surgery, or just having a hard time of it. 

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The Diamond Sentiments set has the perfect assortment of sentiments that fit into the diamond frame. It's surrounded with the sweetest foliage! Those leaves would look beautiful in warm autumn colors, wouldn't they?

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Heat embossing gives you an easy outline to fill with Copics, colored pencils or even water colors. I used Copics here, then found coordinating papers to bring everything together. Those papers were cut to a point to mimic the diamond top and ground the image.

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Thanks for stopping by today, we love it when you do!

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Embossed Floral
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello and Happy May to you all. I had so much fun creating this card. I used the new memory box Gracious Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Die, along with memory box Art Stencil Set called Gracious Floral.


I only colored some of the booms , you can detail it as much or as little as you want. I love the softness of this card .


I die-cut the single flower then placed it in the embossing folder, as in the photo above.  ( just line it up ) the detail after it is embossed is beautiful.


The sentiment is from Poppystamps called Modest Greetings 1 I popped up the cut flower with some foam tape.


Be careful with your panel when you are blending the colors using the stencil ( I got some on my panel) I was able to cut  most of it down. The ink that remained was easily erased with the sand eraser, pictured two photos below. It dose a beautiful job without messing up the paper. Just a little tip .


I used a few different shades of green  but when I did the other colors I used the same color and it just got darker as I kept layering with the new stencils.


I ended up not using the dark gray as pictured above and went wit a soft yellow center same color as the bloom. (Below)


Thank you so much for the visit, I hope I have inspired you to get some time in the craft room . 

I also want to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. 

God bless you all.






Whittle Panda
by Candice Crawford



Hi Crafters, Candice here on the blog sharing another card inspiration. Today's card features the Whittle Panda Pickup Kit that come complete with a seven piece die set of whittle panda bears, bamboo, balloons and a pickup truck along with a sentiment stamp set with punny sentiments to match the cute little panda bears. 


I think the kits from Poppystamps are perfect for beginner card makers as you have everything you need to make a set of coordinated cards for any occasion. The card I made today can be used to send good well wishes or thinking of you thoughts to a friend or loved one. 


For the bamboo on the card, I die cut the stems from green cardstock and inked the tips of the leaves with my green Copic Markers for a bit of shading.  The background of the card was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed onto some black cardstock. For the border of the card I used the Double Stitch Frame die that I cut from hello cardstock. 


I highly recommend the kit from Poppystamps. I am a huge fan of this set and can see myself using it over and over. I really liked how my card came together. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time crafters....Happy Crafting.Candice Floral Signature copy




Life is Better with a Friend Like You
by Janet Katz

Hologram rainbow PS

The Rainbow Arch die has more flexibility than you might imagine at first glance. Sure, it can be a rainbow. But it can serve as a cool, graphic semi-circle among other things. I decided to pull out some specialty cardstock and give it a workout.
I started by using the singular die (every arch cuts at once) with a pale blue glitter from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad, then a turquoise mirror and blue-green pearl paper both from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad. Finally, I pulled out a blue-green holographic paper from my own stash. After die cutting, I was left with 28 arches to play with on my card. I moved them around on top of a white cardbase. I quickly realized I wanted to use kraft cardstock and use the negative space between some of the arches to act as a warm contrast to my cool blues.
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I glued the arches down and trimmed my piece to 4" x 5.25". Then I got stuck. I slept on it and came back the next day with an idea for adding additional interest and a sentiment.
I heat embossed the 'Life is Better with a Friend Like You' sentiment, which I got from the Art Deco Inspiration Stamp set, with white detail embossing powder onto heavyweight vellum and cut it into a rectangle. Since the arches did resemble rainbows, I felt like adding clouds. The adorable white stitched clouds came from the Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorns kit. Using these also allowed me to hide my adhesive underneath the clouds.
I matted everything onto a kraft cardbase. I love using shapes like clouds in my designs. What's your favorite unique shape to use on your cards (besides a rectangle)?
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A Deco Diamonds Thank You Card
by Janet Katz

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Simple geometric shapes like circles, squares, triangles and hexagons can be a card maker's best friend. This is why I was thrilled to get my hands on the new Poppystamps' Deco Diamond Stencil Set. It has 3 stencils, each featuring smaller and smaller squares. There are so many possibilities with how to use this versatile set.
For this card I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China. I used a blending brush to apply the ink on white cardstock, first with the largest squares and Tumbled Glass. Next, I used the second largest squares and Broken China Distress Ink. At this point, I *should* have gone over my panel with an antistatic powder, but I neglected to. I wanted a punch of gold, so using the smallest squares stencil, I spread Ranger's Translucent Texture Paste over it, removed the stencil and applied gold embossing powder over the top. My powder stuck in a few too many places due to static and I spent several minutes with a small, dry paintbrush, dusting off the excess powder as best I could. Then I heat embossed to get that great, slightly raised gold square all over.
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I cut my panel to 3.75" x  5" so I could mat it twice, first onto turquoise blue cardstock, then onto a white cardbase.
Next, I used Poppystamps' Thank You Moonlight Script die to cut the shadow from white cardstock and the words from gold cardstock in Memory Box's Rainbow Reflections 6x6 Mirror Pad.
I wanted to add some foliage, so I used the leaves in the Leafy Vine Corner die set. I used a flower shaping tool to make them curl up some and adhered them to the card, once I had determined my placement. Finally, I attached the words with foam tape.
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This was a fun card and I know I will use these same elements again and again.
Janet Floral Signature copy