Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dry Embossed Cards

My last two cards I made for my secret sister.  I used embossing folders on both of these.  I love the look of all white cards, and that is what I was going for at first and then just couldn't help myself and ended up adding a touch of color.

Quickutz -- Happy Birthday embossing folder
Spellbinders -- Floral Ovals
Inkadinkado -- Greetings/ Salutations stamp set
Martha Stewart -- Leaves and flower punches
Tulip bead paint-- white for flower centers

When I have small pieces of paper left that I feel is too small to really use on a card, I keep them in a little bin and then in the evenings I can punch them out and save them in envelopes so they are all ready to put on a card.

This second card I used my brayer to add ink to the embossing folder to give it that blue background. I used some chalk to go over the leaves.

Cuttlebug -- Leafy Branch embossing folder
Leaf -- Silhoutte cut
Distress ink -- tumbled glass
Martha Stewart -- flowers & tag punches
Making memories -- buttons
Inkadinkado -- Greetings/salutations sentiment stamp
Tulip bead paint -- Silver (flower center)

Next time I will show you the packaging I made for the cards and the Calendar.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and saying hello :)  Hope your day is a sunny one!



Stephanie said...

Lovely and elegant, my friend. I love the look of embossed cards :)

Have a blessed Thursday! Hugs!

Christine said...

Both are so pretty in their own way and very clever of you to use little pieces like that!

Marie-Louise said...

Hi Connie - sorry I have missed some of your beautiful cards. This is gorgeous. I love the CAS look.

Cheryl said...

What beautiful cards you have created! I would like to get into making cards... one of these days!

Leslie Miller said...

It's hard to not add color. Your little touches are just right. Fabulous embossing folder! The second card uses a really nice embossing folder, too! I love how you overlaid the elements to make them all appear part of one image. You know I'm crazy about embossing folders!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Connie, these cards are beautiful! I'd love to try my hand at this one day. After I get caught up on my project list. Have a great weekend.

Susan (rainy) said...

Two beautiful cards, Connie. I'm especially over the moon for that first one.. so delicate.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful dry embossed images. Especially love the first one with the oval frame. So elegant. The coloring looks great on the second.

Me, My Stamps and I said...

Both cards are so elegant, Connie!!!
love how you used those embossed images!!!