Thursday, 23 November 2017

AWH Team - November blog hop - Adding texture with embossing



Welcome friends to our Art With Heart team's November blog hop. Tonight the girls are sharing some creative projects by adding texture with embossing. Embossing can add a lovely dimension, and with our wonderful Stampin' Up! products, we can create many different looks. These include heat embossing using embossing powder, dry embossing using our textured folders or by adding embossing paste! I hope you're just as excited as me to see the beautiful creations, so let's get started!


My projects today include both dry and heat embossing. On the card pictured above, I ran a piece of the Wood Textures DSP through the Big Shot using the Sweetheart TIEF. I love how this embossing looks on the wood textured background and the way that the heart shape is left plain. The next part of the embossing technique was to stamp directly onto the DSP with Versamark and cover this with gold embossing powder and then heat set with our Heat Tool. Watching the powder turn from dull to magnificent shining gold is still magic to see. I've also heat embossed the wrap around the bouquet and the little tag. I have made this 5" x 5" card for a friends birthday and the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set was a perfect choice for it. The set has all of the gorgeous flowers you see as well as lots of wonderful greeting and sentiments, including the two that I've used. The flowers were die-cut using the coordinating framelits. The heart shaped frame was made using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits. Complimenting the Whisper White card base is Real Red which is one of my friends favourite colours. Other embellishments I've used are some rhinestones and linen thread, and Wink of Stella over the flowers.


Another fun thing to do is emboss the back of the envelope to match your card. Here I have again used the Sweetheart TIEF and added a metallic enamel heart.


For my second card I have used the Holly embossing folder on both the centre panel and larger white layer. I cut 1/2" strips of silver, copper, champagne and gold foils and and glued these onto a piece of regular Whisper White cardstock, butting them up against each other. I then cut the whole piece out using a stitched shape square and backed this with a square of copper foil as with the larger embossed piece. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and is from the 'Flurry of Wishes' stamp set. The outside border is heat embossed in copper and this image is from 'Label Me Pretty' and cut out with the coordinating Pretty Label punch. I have embellished with a gold faceted gem, some copper trim and silver metallic edged ribbon.



You can even emboss our tiny treat box lids and it looks so sweet. Heat emboss a little greeting, add some more copper trim, a bit of washi tape, a gem and you have a gorgeous little matching gift box to go with your card. This would make a lovely gift set to give to a special stamping friend.


And of course, don't forget that matching embossed envelope too! 😊

Well that's it from me, I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I enjoyed making them.
Next up in our hop is the lovely and talented Monika O'Neill and I can't wait to see what she has created.


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17 comments:

  1. I love your cards Caroline but that first one is so pretty, it caught my eye TFS

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    1. Thanks Alisha, I love red and white on a card.I'm sure my friend will love it too.😊

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  2. Your cards are fantastic. Love them both.

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    1. Thank you Leanne and congratulations on your first hop too. 😊

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  3. The embossing on the envelope flap really finishes the whole card off. Great work!

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    1. Thanks Ros, it does make them special. :)

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  4. All your projects are just gorgeous Caroline!

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  5. Love them all Caroline, all the metallics on the Christmas cards are too gorgeous!

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  6. What lovely cards and treat box. I don't have either of those embossing folders. I might just have to get them now.

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    1. Thank you Sharon, yes you do need them ;)

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  7. Caroline, I love that gift set you have created with all the metallics together, but I adore that first card with those flowers and the coordinating envelope, just beautiful.

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  8. Oh WOW! Your projects are GORGEOUS! I especially love the embossed mixed metallics panel - it looks amazing!

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    1. Both totally beautiful cards, but embossing the envelope really takes the cake! Gorgeous!

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