Thursday, 7 March 2013

Embossing and stamping


Today's card features embossing, with stamping of course!  Sweet Stamping Challenge blog  has set this feature of card making as their challenge this week, and as embossing - of both kinds - is a regular go-to for making cards, I wanted to participate.  For this card I used a sketch from last year (I save most of them!) by My Favourite Things.  The dry embossing on the rectangle mount is a folder called vintage flowers by Crafts-Too, and the flower pot is embossed with a cuttlebug folder called Herringbone.  Both were sponged with Scattered Straw DI, the stamped image is by Gina K:  Buds and Vases, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and I coloured them with Copics, mixing a few colours in an attempt to match the dp strips and flag.  I stamped an extra flower to pop up when finished.  The soft banana colour of the dp adhered to the card base is from a paper stack I picked up at a department store and I really love how it complements the rhubarb red features.  Most edges were sponged with Rhubarb Stalk memento ink.  As I compare the sketch with my card, I realise I omitted the embellishments on the strips and have now added a single gem to each strip in a yellow colour to match the pot base.  That's better!  I will photo it later, as it is 34C here and I need my fan on to keep posting - I have to turn it off to use the power for downloading my new photo - lol!  Hope you like my first effort with Sweet Stamping Challenge!

2 comments:

  1. Very sweet card thank you for showing us over at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

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  2. Really sweet and lovely card! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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