Friday, January 18, 2013


This week the Daring Cardmakers challenge is all about embossing - be it dry embossing, using embossing folders, or getting busy with embossing powders - Keilly just wants to see lots of embossed texture on this week's cards.

Do you times when you injure yourself a lot - cut your fingers, stab your thumb, bang your head - well as I seem to be in the middle of one of these phases I decided against getting the embossing powder out - firing up the heat gun could have had nasty consquences hehe

Once again it was a two card week for me.  I made the first a few days ago, but then yesterday I had another idea and made this one

Both pieces of embossed card are made as "wraps" - In the end I did stick the cream wrap down, but the yellow one is loose - I left it that way because I couldn't decide where the strip looked best - I took a few photos of it in different positions and decided somewhere in the b=middle of the the cream section looked best.

Making them as wraps meant I had to be brave and cut the folders apart so that I could do the embossing lengthwise.  Now though I can tape them up either way to use them, can't I?

Materials and Tools
Smooth cream card blank
Bazzill card: 2x shades of green, Cream, Yellow
Scraps of pink paper fr the flower centres
Pink gems
Embossing folders both by Cuttlebug
Die: Honeysuckle Border (Memory Box)

The main problem with using embossing is getting a decent photo,  I must have taken about 20 of this card before giving up and waiting for OH to bail me out.  
So I had a little lesson in photographic lighting last night - let's just hope I can remember for next time, or it'll be "I've told you all this before....." and I'll be sent to stand in the corner

I'll blog the other card another day - after I've had a go at getting a better photo than the one I managed pre-lesson ;)

So that's it for today - I hope you'll head over to the Daring Blog to see the wonderful cards the team have made this week.  I love it when the blog goes live and I see it "properly" for the first time - all the cards look so fab grouped together in a lovely long row!

Stay warm and safe in this chilly old weather - hope you have a good weekend


Hazel said...

Beautiful embossing and excellent photography - hope you remember the lesson for the photo of the other card (look forward to seeing it) - try and avoid the norty corner! x

Karen said...

I hope you didn't jam your fingers doing all that lovely embossing!!!! A super card with a gorgeous die to boot! xxx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely embossed card, the texture looks fab with the delicate die cut!

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, Loving all the embossed bits. I need lessons in photography so you can teach me next! xxx

Kath said...

Gorgeous card. I shall have to get my embossing folders out now! I am trying hard to think of cards again!

Lythan said...

that is such a lovely soft and pretty card Kathy

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, I really like that delicate die cut and the embossing looks wonderful. Can you send your husband round to help me get some decent photos too?!! I can't wait for the summer and decent light!

Eleanor Bell said...

Love the mustard and green and that delicate swirl and flower, but it's the texture that makes it work xx