Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Dry Embossing

It's Spotlight time over at Crafty Cardmakers this week and the theme is Dry Embossing.  This can be using an embossing machine (Cuttlebug, Wizard, Big Shot etc) or the good old-fashioned way - light box and stencil.  Those lovely people over at Prarie Fairy are offering the winner a choice of 5 of their fabulous digi images (ooooh so many to choose!)
My card for this week uses my ever faithful Cuttlebug Machine.  I started with some plain white card and stamped on flowers (Free Stamp from Crafty Stamper ages ago) in Dried Marigold Distress Ink.  Then I ran 8 of these pieces through my Bug using 8 different folders (Script, Allegro, Perfect Paisley, Houndstooth, D'vine Swirls, Textile, Swiss Dots and Stars) then cut out 1" squares using a punch.  I punched out an extra unembossed square and added the hugs sentiment then arranged my squares on a piece of honey coloured card, matted this onto some textured mustard coloured card and then popped it all onto a white square card blank. 
So, take yourselves over to Crafty Cardmakers and check out the fabby cards the other DTs have made to get some inspiration and then have a go yourself.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Dry Embossing
The Creative Cottage - Embossing
One Stop Craft - Embossing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Create a Square Card


stampdiva said...

Jack I'm glad you gave details on how you created this as I would have been curious otherwise. Great colours, just that little bit different. Lynne x

Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful embossing! Thanks for joining in with us at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi ya Jack
gorgeous card, fabulous design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to 2moro, sue,x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Fab design and it's so nice you have gone into details how you made it.Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week .

Good Luck

Kerry x

Terry said...

Love this card and such fabulous effects with the dry embossing!

Donna Mosley said...

Lovely card Jack. what a fab technique.

Donna x

Eiglas said...

Super card Jack - and what a great idea to do 'inchies' of your different folders!
Must try that!

Josephine said...

That's gorgeous, Jack. I love the colours, and mixing the flower stamp with all those textures works so well - I would never have thought of that!

Michele said...

beautiful work Jack! xo

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

Lovely card - great details. Thanks for playing at OSC. Love how you broke down the image.

Shar said...

Fabulous grid card! Love the way you put it together!

Made by Mandy said...

Great embossing idea. It's not until you look really close that you notice the textures are different, using the same colour just brings it all together so well.