Sunday, 15 May 2011

Crafty CardMakers Challenge 46 - Embossing

Tracey is one of our newer teammates over at Crafty CardMakers and we think she's come up with a lovely first theme!

We all love embossing, whether wet or dry or by using our fancy embossing folders and that's what we challenge you to do this week. We want you to make a project featuring significant embossing.

On the DT's we do sometimes get a bit fed up, when spending our time and eyesight visiting all of your lovely blogs, with some peeps who have made no real effort to adhere to our themes but put a minimal accent on something which is otherwise unsuitable and bang it into the challenge.

It's a bit unfair of them because we love to encourage newbies at Crafty CardMakers but these people make it so hard for us to be accommodating for inexperience when it's often the experienced challenge crafters who do this, not the newbies.

Anyway, off me soapbox and onto the challenge.

Embossing they wanted - embossing they got.....! All four kinds! LOL!  
I used my Pergamanos and parchment for the first mat, then a Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folder for the second mat then the butterflies were cut out and embossed with a Cuttlebug set.
I cheated a bit with the 'wet' embossing as I used a Glaze pen! Naughty naughty!
Well, it was just too late (4.00 am) by the time I did this card I couldn't use my heat-gun as OH was already in bed!

The whole has been mounted on rainbow card.

We have our lovely regular sponsor Joanna Sheen this week! There is a fab £10.00 voucher for her shop for some clever lickle embosser so do get over to CCM and get some inspiration from the team!


Have entered this into Creative Inspirations Paint - Butterflies


  1. Brilliant. I didn't think about parchment - not done it for ages. Love your soapbox too. xx

  2. Beautiful! I love the effect of parchement over the rainbow background - and the embossing is gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous creation Ei, love the background and pretty butterflies.

    Donna x

  4. Lovely card. Love the butterflies and the beautiful embossed background. Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

  5. How clever to combine all the different embossing styles together. Love the rainbow effect background and the butterflies with their cute little bows add another lovely dimension.

    Lin xx

  6. This is a really pretty card Ei and you have use my most favourite butterflies. I've never used rainbow card but the parchment looks lovely over the top.

    Love Mandy xxx

  7. what a pretty card just love it
    gill x


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