Sunday, March 9, 2014

Embossing and a Challenge

Spring time in Victoria starts with cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms always make me want to create with Pink and Grey. This is one of the cards for my March Embossing and Die cutting class. I am also going to enter it in the Dynamic Duos challenge.
I started with Whisper cardstock, then embossed with this classic swirls folder. I sanded the raised swirls expose the white core of Close To My Heart's cardstock. Then I rubbed Blush ink across the top. Then I flipped this piece over and rubbed Slate ink on the back. It took a lot of ink, but the darker grey finally seeped through to the front.

I cut both sentiment shapes with Art Philosophy. The flourish is stamped in Blush ink from set, Love Life. The sentiment is from retired, You are My Happy, in Black ink. I added Slate Polka Dot Washi tape and Silver Shimmer Trim, in addition to Sparkles.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Love Life; retired  You Are My Happy
Cardstock: Whisper; Blush; White Daisy
Ink: Slate; Blush; Black
Embellishments: Slate Polka Dot Washi; Silver Shimmer Trim; Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Swirls Embossing Folder


  1. Awesome technique, Nancy! I love the two-tone effect :o)

  2. Sounds like a lot of work, but I love the effect you created with the embossed swirls! Great technique. Your focal panel says it all. Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week.

  3. The embossed swirls are wonderful!! It's a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.


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