Saturday, January 15, 2011

Silver Dry Embossed Card

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This lovely little card I made for The Sweet Stop, Challenge # 91!
This challenge was all about a sketch, as well as dry embossing!
So I had fun doing my first ever embossing thing!  I don't have an embossing machine, I used a manual goodie.  I also don't have embossing plates, so I used a silver embellishment to make an embossing pattern on my card:
I used ordinary white card stock.  This is how it turned out:
So....firstly I took some shiny silver gift wrapping ribbon (you know those curling metallic ribbons) and glued a strip across the card.  On most of the photos it looks black, but it's really not!
Then I used my Fiskars shape cutting goodie, and a square stencil made for this cutter, and cut out 2 different sized squares - the bigger one out of silver decorated vellum, and the second out of matt silver paper - which is actually an old envelope that I've kept could be used for something just like this!
I then glued on 3 sets of little silver leaf goodies in a circle, and in the centre I added a silver bling.
And I added a pretty pearly button with sparkly string tied through it:
And for the text requirement, I used silver stickers to spell out "for u...", cut it out with fancy scissors, painted the edges with silver paint (I don't have a silver ink pad to have inked the edges, but I liked the way it turned out this way!), and I 3D mounted it onto the card:
It's late afternoon so the light wasn't at it's best for photo taking, which means I couldn't get a photo of the whole card where you can also see the embossing, so I took some close ups:
And that's that for my first embossing! :D

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QuiltNCards said...

I love your card... and the discriptive way you told how you made it is very helpful! So pretty! I did have alot of trouble reading your blog, though. Maybe you should choose a black color for your font... the blue on lavender - just not enough contrast to be able to read the words.
Thanks for sharing!

Denise Marzec said...

Very pretty!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, this is beautiful. I love the creative way you embossed. I would have never thought to do that!! Very clever and it turned out Fabulous!!

dolcreations said...

Very pretty and elegant card! Very creative when you don't have an embossing tool!

jcrafts said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for linking up @ trendy pockets, hope you'll visit again next week! Jamie @

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - that dry embossing came out GREAT!!! I love all the details in the card - especially those metal leaves! Pretty!!

Sorry I missed so much on your blog! Finally sitting down at my computer instead of flying by it!

Wendi said...

Wow your card os beautiful love the embossing and that leaf is fabulous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

P K Glitz said...

This is so lovely and I like the technique.