Monday, March 2, 2015

Thinking of you Card ... an embossed embossing technique

Hi and welcome to my blog! I love trying new techniques for papercrafting and this week over at The Friday Mashup they have a challenge for us to try  heat embossing on a dry embossed card... there's a link for those who haven't tried this technique yet.
Here's the info:

This week's Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with an "Antique Style, element or theme".
  • Create a project using the "Embossed Embossing technique" (tutorial) .
  • or Mash it Up! and create an "Antique project using the Embossed Embossing Technique". 
I'm combining my card with the current  Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs which is to use recycled materials and homemade flowers. 
This is my card for both challenges........
I had lots of fun with this technique!!! First , I embossed a piece of leftover ledger paper with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then used my brayer to layer some Versaink before sprinking  TH embossing powder in Old Paper and then heat set it. To give it a more aged look, I stenciled some stains and then distressed and inked the edges. This certainly has an antique feel to it already. I made some flowers using a Stampin Up! punch for the larger flowers and my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge for the smaller ones. The sentiment is an oldie from Close To My Heart called Thoughtful Seasons. My recycled items are some cheesecloth ,some dark brown hemp and buttons. To finish up the vintage look, I added a metal key and flower and a few gemstones.
 That's my card for today... thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful card!! I love the textures and flowers!!! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  2. WOW! I love, love LOVE the embossed/embossing you did for the background. Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday Mashup! ~amy

  3. This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  4. Gorgeous!! I love all the details and you've executed the technique beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week :)

  5. This is beautiful! I love the overall feel and texture on this! Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  6. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I just loved it!!!! A super cute card with super techniques~!!!!Loved every detail on it!!!! Thank you so much for joining in Frosted Designs challenge!

  7. GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for linking up to the Frosted Designs Handmade Flower/Recycled Materials Challenge!