Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Roses

I decided to shrink the LO for my latest card using The Sketch File's July sketch - and thought I'd try a bit of "selective" embossing too
 Hopefully you can see that there's a plain, un-embossed square there, under the flowery section

 Materilas and Tools
Smooth white card blank, and extra for embossed panel
Patterned Papers: "Yes Please" 12x12 pack (American Crafts)
Embossing Folder: "Floral Frenzy" (Crafter's Companion)
Roses: Tea Rose Medium (Cheery Lynn)
Banners: from "Build a Scene, Hot Air Balloon" (DoCrafts XCut)

I made the embossing "mask" using one of the squares from the DieNamics stack ea few layers of card, then taping them together to keep the centre square aperture neat and even.  I've made masks like this before and glued the layers together - but actually, taping is quicker and also means it's easy enough to remove a layer if the sandwich is too thick to go through the machine.

I like this one, it's quite a handy little LO, I think.  Next time though I need to try twisting it round to see how that works :) 
 I noticed that the "waste" from cutting the little banners were just the right size circles to use for the coloured "sprinkles", so I used them instead of the pearls I was going to add - lazy, or what?

Hope you like this one,

Thanks for looking


Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous design. X

sandra carey said...

Just Gorgeous Hugs Sandra xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous interpretation of the sketch!
Linda xxx

Angelnorth said...

The selective embossing looks very effective - lovely card!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous, fun & thrifty! The little circles are just the perfect embellishment!
Dawn xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Kathy. I love the colours, embossing and the banners. Great call on the sprinkles too xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

love the embossing, love the paper used for the roses and die cuts. Gorgeous composition. Nice job.

Avril Watson said...

Superb card Kathy, love the embossing then the pop of colours, hugs xxx