Good Morning Ladies,
Some amazing cards from all of you this weeks 'Embossing Challenge', I have added one of Janet's from a previous challenge because Janet takes part every week and it just wouldn't be the same with a Janet card in the line up!
So lets get on with the show…..
Brenda has made a stunning Embossed challenge card, using a Basketweave Embossing folder, I love this folders deep emboss, it looks so good that in the hand it looks real. Now a folder as lovely as this needs little embellishing, Brenda has got it spot on, those three beautiful Foamiran flowers are stunning, the leaves look so realistic too, adding that little bunch of tulle underneath was an amazing idea, it sets that little spray of perfectly. I would want to frame this work of art Brenda.
Thank you so much for making this gorgeous card for this week's challenge,
Michele has come back from holiday with a bang! Two fantastic cards for this challenge, the first card Michele has made features a We R Memory Keepers Geometric Embossing Folder and a print out from Ella's Design CD Rom.
Michele's second card is a lovely shade of purple and white pearl card, which has been embossed with the Folder that came with the Love Cardmaking Issue 2, the circle sentiment diecut was also a magazine Freebie from Papercrafter magazine issue 125. which makes the card a real bargain to make, which is just what we expect from Michele.
Thank you for two fantastic challenge cards Michele.
Nicki (Karen's lovely friend and crafting buddy) has shared 4 fantastic card for our Embossing Challenge this week, the first card features a stunning two step flower stamp, in a repeating pattern, just highlighting that one flower with the darker ink is a very clever trick, using Vellum for the silver embossed sentiment looks perfect, it gives a soft almost romantic feel to the card which is perfect for the theme.
The second card is more of a clean and simple design with a die cut frame that reveals mirror card beneath, then a simple embossed sentiment, sometimes simple cards are the most effective, this one is no exception
Nicki's third card features an Embossed Sunrise at the top of the card, giving the effect of the sun rising over that amazing scene, how clever, just look at the detail in that card, right down to the number on the gate.
Nicki's fourth card has a lovely multi striped rainbow background which has a lovely die cut frame over the top. WOW this is so effective Nicki, I also love the two types of font for the sentiment, having the 'Wedding' part embossed in copper looks amazing and really stands out.
Four incredible, inspirational cards Nicki, thank you so much for sharing them with us this week, I will send you the challenge as early as I can so that you can get on with the next one.
Val has been busy this week, these Christmas cards are just gorgeous, where would we all be without embossing?
Val's first card uses John Lockwood's 'Cut and Emboss' Folder called 'Baubles', which Val has lightly inked over which enhances the embossing, the folder cuts the three apertures '(baubles)' and Val has popped beautiful Christmas Scenes behind them, the top one has the cards sentiment.
Vals second card also uses a John Lockwood Cut and Emboss folder, this one is called 'Holly and Ivy'. It works perfectly with that scene you have chosen Val and of course the folder has given the perfect place for your sentiment. I think that John has hit the nail on the head with these folders!!
I am preparing myself for an influx of cards using these folders now that you have all seen how fantastic they are, I hope he has you on commission Val!
Thank you so much for taking part and creating two beautiful Christmas cards.
Lorraine has joined in our challenge this week, making this amazing card, I absolutely love that leaf ribbon, one of Stampin'Up! Finest.
Lorraine has written a description, I will add it below:
''I have used my Stamp for Joy card sketch entry together with Cotswold Crafters Card Challenge too. I have dry embossed the background with Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then blended with Old Olive Ink. I punched out the centre with my Starburst Punch. This I used as the final element on the project with my vellum sentiment (which was gifted to me) which says "THANKS so very much." The images are from "Animal Outing" and the DSP is "Animal Expedition".''
Thank you so much Lorraine for this absolutely stunning card. so very kind of you to take part in our challenge.
Two gorgeous works of art from Our Lynda, I will add her descriptions below...….
'' My first cc embossed through Embossing Folder made a poinsettia embossed with a dotty folder. & toned with gold guiding wax added Sue's star prays with Happy Christmas on top''
''Second cc embossed a silver mirri card with butterfly mask in silver Embossing paste backed with black & silver card embossed with dotty folderCut a Happy birthday out of silver & Black off setting them''
Lynda thank you so much for two gorgeous cards, I absolutely love that second card using embossing paste and a mask over mirror card is just pure genius, the result is stunning!
Two fantastic cards from our Margaret, the first card is an embossed Crafters Companion 3D 'Scene' style embossing folder that Margaret has highlighted areas of with her Watercolour pencils.
Margaret's second card features the stunning Christmas tree from 'Winter Woods' stamp set, which Margaret has stamped and embossed and then embellished with little gems, adding the gems in the corner draws your eye into the main focus of the card. Margaret finished the card with a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment, punched out with the Lovely Label Punch.
Thank you so much for two lovely cards, I thought you might buy that stamp set, there is so many elements to it, you can use it all year round too.
I chose this card out of Janet's files (ooh yes, I have files on you all) teehee!
I chose it because I absolutely love the embossing folder that Janet has used, it creates an absolutely stunning frame in the centre of which Janet has added Sue Wilson's Christmas Tree die cut, dressed with a bow.
A simply beautiful card, thank you so much dear friend for taking part in our challenge every week.
Lilian's card is absolutely stunning as always, I think Lilian has stamped and embossed the background and then inked over the top creating the Resist Technique, that pretty die cut corner reveals a pretty stamped background too. That beautiful butterfly has had its wings embossed giving them real shine and sparkle, adding the mirror card layer underneath is an fantastic idea Lilian as it really does catch the light.
Lilian has finished her card with little gems down the back of the butterfly and a pretty silver embossed sentiment.
Thank you so much Lilian for taking part in this weeks challenge.
Karen has made two 'Embossed ' cards for this weeks challenge, the first one I am in love with, its just gorgeous, I love the colours and those leaves look so realistic!
''I intended to try and make a “fall” card for last week’s challenge and had inked a piece of card with DO but didn’t use it So in fact this afternoon I made this card and used both dry embossing and heat embossing The leaves are in that Crafters Companion mag we all bought for £1 at AP last year The sentiment was a freebie too from a mag Can’t remember the EF company but it’s called falling leaves''
Karen's second card is an 'Eclipse' card using letters cut on the Scan&Cut, cut and stacked three deep for dimension and to prevent sagging! The Embossing folder is Sue Wilson 'Snowflake Lattice' folder and Karen has added some 'Artificial Snow' around the edge of the embossed card to make it look a little more festive, (sorry Karen I couldn't spell that word either).
Two fantastic cards Karen, I know I am not supposed to have favourite but I love your Autumn card, it just feels like you could kick the leaves, like you do in the park in Autumn (well I had a bad experience so I my children didn't really do that, I got all excited when I saw this amazing pile of orange and brown tinged leaves and couldn't wait to get in them and kick them etc, only the pile I chose had a huge pile of dog poo in, needless to say the mission was aborted and I have never felt the urge since)!!
Thank you so much Karen, two amazing cards, one warm and autumnal, the other cool, clean and simple.
The lovely Steph Stoker (one of Danni's very talented friends) has made this amazing Halloween card for our Embossing Challenge this week.
Steph that embossing folder is amazing, I am not sure if you have embossed black card and used gilding wax or embossed gold card and used black ink, either way your inking has highlighted those skulls amazingly, they really stand proud of the card, using the orange gems for eye was a touch of genius Steph.
What an incredible card, thank you so much for taking part in our challenge, please come back and take part every week, your cards are incredible.
Steph makes the most incredible albums too, you can find a lot of her work on YouTube, I am sure if you type in Steph Stoker you will find them, if not I will get Steph to leave us a link in the comments.
WOW WOW WOW Ladies, some absolutely amazing cards in this weeks challenge line up, so many different styles and techniques, enough to boost anyone's creativity!!
I bet you all itching to have a go at atleast one of the ideas shown today, I know I am!
Have a lovely Sunday ladies, although the weather is meant to be rubbish!
Stay warm and dry and safe,
Love and hugs