Friday, September 20, 2019


I have two cards for the challenge over at Sisterhood of Crafters blog.  The challenge is to use wet or dry embossing, I went with dry.  I had these two embossed panels in my stash that were just crying to be used :) 

The first I made for my nephew who is in his late 30's so I was going for a more mature card. I love the colors in this especially because it is for an Autumn birthday. I added some orange paper behind my happy sentiment die, so they would stand out a little better.

Darice - Steam punk embossing folder
Hero ARts - wood frame die
Papertrey ink - Happy Die set
DCWV - Burlap paper

The next card is for my great nephew turning 20, so I went with a bit more colorful, and hopefully younger feel to the card. The die cut of Gears I cut from a piece of Alcohol ink background.

Darice - Steam punk embossing folder
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed edges die
Provocraft - Jagged edge scissor
Brea Reese - Blush, Lavender and Sky alcohol inks for Gears die

The challenge ends on the 22nd of September so if you want to play along there isn't much time.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!



Esther Asbury said...

Both cards are super fun with the gear backgrounds! Great masculine cards!

April said...

Oh what fun backgrouds! I know they will love these cards!

Darlene said...

WOW! These are both just fabulous and how much fun is it to create a card with stash items that are begging to be loved! Awesome cards Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Wow, such different looks with the same pattern. I like them both!

Debbie Harris said...

Those are both excellent cards for men, great job!
I love the embossing and years ago when I made cards with my two daughters embossing was my favorite thing to do.

Joy to you ♡

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Connie two very different cards with similar ingredients, in folder and greeting, its amazing the colour difference, tones it down in age appeal or up in the autumnal one!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty cards!The first one is my favorite!Hugs!

Tanza Erlambang said...

I love the second card, because I'll feel young...20'
Actually, both are beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend

Debbie said...

awwww, crying to be used...i'm glad you heard them, they are both so beautiful!!

it is so nice to receive a card in the mail, especially a handmade card. there are not enough wonderful people like you who send them anymore!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Two awesome cards, love them both but the second one grabs me, love the stencil and dies you used...great colours.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh wow! Both backgrounds are gorgeous! I love when people post 2 or more creations using the same products, gives you all sorts of inspiration and ideas. These are just fantastic, Connie!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, your backgrounds are completely amazing! I can't believe you did these with an embossing folder. Fantastic cards, Connie!

Janice said...

Two great embossed cards, love them both!