Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've been learning a lot from various blogs that I visit, as well as some of the challenges I try to enter.  This week Our Daily Bread Designs is having their Shining the  Light Challenge 59.  The challenge is to use a technique I'd not heard of before, Embedded Embossing.

This technique is done by placing some elements onto a CS or DP and then embossing all those layers as one.  I layered a trim cut out of Sage Shadow (SU!) with my Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron die, and a Nestabilities Lable 14 cut out of a digital DP (polka dot), onto another digital DP (stripe), and then ran it all through my Big Shot using the Regal Flourishes emboss folder.  I so, so like the way this came out!!  I think I'll be using this technique a lot!  (Thanks, ODBD ladies!  Especially Sabrina - I took the embedded label inspiration from your sample!)  I inked the edges of this and wrapped lace and a Chocolate Chip ribbon around it before adhering to a Chocolate Chip textured card base.

The smaller Label 14 was cut out of handmade paper we make ourselves, here.   I stamped the Label 14 with the vine flourish from the Vintage Vogue set (SU!) using Creamy Caramel.  The 'F-friends', also from Vintage Vogue, was stamped with VersaMark and embossed using Stampendous Chocolate Brown emboss powder.  Then I hand cut it and popped it up on dimensionals.  The fabric flowers are from my stash, and the pink flowers are SU! Pretty in Pink DP punched with the Trio Flower punch.  I inked the edges with Chocolate Chip.  The layered flower was cut out of some more handmade paper with the Boho Blossoms punch.  I inked these with Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip, and then crumpled them a little to give them dimension.  I like the way this paper  holds a 'crumpled' distress job without using water.  I finished it off by putting a small pearl in the center of every flower.

Thanks for stopping by!!

The Digital DPs are from two kits sold by Rasperry Road Designs.  The stripe is from Away in a Manger Papers, and the polka dot from Baskets and Bunnies Paper Set.
Stampin' Up! - card stock, DSP, stamps, ink, satin ribbon, VersaMark, dimensionals, punches
Spellbinders - Nestabilities Label 14
Cuttlebug - Ornamental Iron die
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes emboss folder
Stash - lace, pearls, handmade paper

ODBDSLC59 - Embedded Embossing
RRR Challenge #23 - Double Dutch (two ribbons, laces, or trims)
 ETA: Stampin' Sisters in Christ - put all things "beautiful" on your card


  1. Gorgeous!! This has such a wonderful visial appeal - a little vintage, a little romantic! Beautiful technique - it's so detailed and works together magically - wonderfully done! x0x0

  2. Elisabeth, your forst try at this embedded embossing technque came out wonderful!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. This is just so pretty! That embossed background is just perfect with that image! Thanks so much for playing this week's Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Hugs!

    Connie M.

  4. Awesome, Elizabeth! Love your card. What lovely colours and the embossing folder and flowers look wonderful together.

    xxx Monica

  5. Fantastic creation, love the embossing, thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  6. What a beautiful card!! I just love all the soft colors and your design!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!

  7. Very very pretty!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbons Double Dutch Challenge!

  8. Beautiful colors and embossing on this pretty card Elizabeth!

  9. I love how your embedded embossing looks. So very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  10. I've never heard of that technique before either. Your card is very pretty! :)


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