Wednesday, April 20, 2016


 A pair of cards for my favorite set of twins in the world.  I gave a new embossing folder a try through the machine and it was just sitting on my work table waiting for something to happen.   It sat there for almost a week when I finally reached for it.  I used my dauber and a stack of Tim Holtz distressed inks hit them hard using Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Orange Marmalade, Vintage Photo and Broken China.   The sentiment is on velum paper using black embossing powder.  I tried a black ink with clear powder but it didn't bring out the image dark enough to stand out on it's own.  I added sequins to various centers of the folder image.  Edged with distressed inks (raspberry for one, marmalade for the other) and attached onto cream card bases.
 Each are just a little different but yet the same - both here and in true to life.  These will head out in the mailpost next weekend for the birthday celebrations.  

This is a close up of one of them.  I really love the way that they turned out.  I'm looking forward to lots of fun with this embossing folder.

I would like to add these to the following challenges:

CAS on Sunday:  Tic Tac Toe  Girly/Stamp/Dry Emboss
Polkadoodles: Floral Frenzie
Creative Corner: Flowers
Simon Says Stamp: Make it Girly
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Spring

Color Throwdown ... color challenge

The Card Concept - bright and fresh ... color challenge using Classy Elegant

Thank you so very much ... Have an amazing day!!



Susan Sudbury said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the colors!Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers this time around!
Susan - DT

Wanda Cullen said...

What an amazing embossed background! Love the colors paired with it! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Susan said...

Color burst of color! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Creations by Shirl said...

Fun colors - cool idea! TFS it with Creative Corner Challenge!

Lisa J said...

Fun cards! Thanks for playing along with us this month at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

Lin said...

WOW, these are showstoppers, Dawn! Just love this folder, but your colors take the whole thing over the top! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Unknown said...

Great use of your distress inks!Thanks for entering the Floral Frenzy challenge this fortnight at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge and good luck, Jackie DT x

Katrina Bufton said...

Fabulous makes, I love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us in the Floral Frenzy challenge at Polkadoodles,
Katrina x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

These turned out fabulously!!! Thanks for sharing them with us here at the card Card Concept!

Vickie Z said...

Fun backgrounds... great cards!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Rahmat said...

This is fantastic, the stamps are gorgeous, and 2 lovely makes, glad to see you at the Card Concept.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how beautiful! Love this!