Monday, 16 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 46 - Embossing

This week at Crafty Cardmakers the theme is Embossing.  Now this can be heat embossing with your inks and embossing powders, or dry embossing either by hand or by machine.  We have a prize for one lucky winner of a £10 voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's online shop.  Go check out the other cards made by the DT, they are fabulous.

For my card I decided to dig through my old supplies and use things I haven't played with for ages.  I started with this beautiful Poppy stamp from Crafty Individuals (CI 120) that I'm ashamed to say I have had for ages and not got round to inking up before!!!  I stamped it then embossed it with detailed black EP.  Then I coloured it using my lovely Starburst Stains that I've also had for ages.  I used Ponsettia Red Gold, Cathedral Pines Green and Winter Jasmine Gold.  I matted and layered the image onto green card and then cut a piece of gold card the same size and embossed it using one of the first folders I ever bought - D'vine swirls.  The bg paper was a bargain some time ago but I'm afraid there is no label on it and I added some textured gold card behind it.  The little gold coin was one of the first embellishments I bought.  Finally I added my lovely organza ribbon with a big double bow.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketches - Sketch 101
Gingersnap Creations - Red and Gold (CG100)
The Stampman - Poppy Challenge
Aud Sentiments - No Sentiment
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes


38 comments:

stampdiva said...

This is really pretty,
Entering into all those challenges I am sure you are going to win at least one :)
Lynne x

mulberry station said...

It is fun to pull out old things that we have never used. I love your poppy stamp. You have colored it up beautifully. I love your DP and fun color scheme. Thankf for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your card is wonderful. Funny how we think we have to have something then forget to use it. Great coloring.

Audrey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous, Jack. I love that image (I've got a thing for flowers!) and the Starburst Stains give it a lovely shimmer.

Donna Mosley said...

Another stunner Jack. Love the image.

Donna x

Vixykins said...

Beautiful Jack and I know how superb the colours are :) BTW if you take a bit of red and green and water them down they make gorgeous spring pink and green ;)

Thank You for entering The Stampman Challenge, hope to see you again x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous rich textured card want to touch it! XOXO Zoe

Carole of Brum said...

OOoh i love this, Jack, lovely image and background. The red and gold and the little coin give it quite an oriental look.CoB

Kathie said...

Hi Jack, love your card very elegant and I just adore your Poppy image which brings back childhood memories I remember my Dad growing them. Love your fun papers and colours love your card.
Great job thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

fairysparkle said...

Love your card and i love ,need want that poppy stamp lol x

Shar said...

Lovely card! I love your background and your colouring is fab!

Jeannie said...

Very lovely and all of the reds are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Gerri Herbst said...

The is breathtaking, love the poppy image and your beautiful technique. gerri :)

MezzoKat said...

Lovely card!

Michele said...

absolutely lovely! xo

Julye said...

Love the elegance and delicatness of poppies thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

Sharon said...

wow this is great - love the poppy stamp - great creation!

Lin said...

Doggone it Jacqueline. Gonna have to go off and get me that stamp now! Wowsers this is gorgeous.

Anesha said...

Great card, love the colouring of your image!

Copse said...

Stunning make, love the image, the Papers you used also on this make, thanks for joining us this week at SSDS... Kaz DT SSDS

Chocolate Orange said...

A beautiful card. I really love the colours you have used.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ,'Anything Goes' , challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Mags said...

Wow, this is stunning! Fab-U-lous colours, and the ribbon looks fantastic!

luv, Mags x

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my, simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and joining us at SSW

Jacki - SSW DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Lovely card! Love the black embossing powder! That poppy is so gorgeous! It really makes a fabulous card! Judi SSW DT

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

How gorgeous! I just love the image and your lovely papers. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! The poppies are gorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lisa said...

Wow, such a gorgeous image, and a fabby card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is exquisite,

Lucy x

Made by Mandy said...

Woohoo, well done for using old stash. I too have rubbah that hasn't seen ink, love digistamps too much I think :) The whole card is lovely, looks very rich and oriental and of course the chinese coin is a perfect addition.

Love Mandy xxx

Kristin said...

Wow... love the ribbon. Thanks for playing along this week at Frosted Designs.

Hugs,
Kristin
http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

I love this poppy! Great card!
Eli (Frosted Designs)

Clarky J said...

Really beautiful x Thanks for playing along with my Poppy challenge at The Stamp Man x Janet

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our latest challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our latest challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card Jack - I love poppies anyway and your embossing has enhanced an already lovely project.
Hugs
Ei
x

gillyflower said...

love this love poppies love how you have tied in the background colours with the image gorgeous
gill x

Ruthie said...

What a great project. Love the design!

Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments

Rx