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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Amazing --- FM192

Have you tried stamping with your embossing folder?  If you haven't yet, you've missed out on some great background opportunities.  I've used the Lovely Lace embossing folder and my brayer to "stamp" a piece of Whisper White with the design rather than embossing it.  I love the wonderful background that it gives me, especially inked in Strawberry Slush.

For a fun play with shapes, I stamped the "scalloped" flower from the Crazy About You stamp set using Strawberry Slush Ink, off-stamped once, and then cut it out using my 1 3/4" Scallop Punch.  Then I used my retired Blossom Party originals Bigz die to cut another flower from Strawberry Slush cardstock.  My final floral layer was the little flower from the retired Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, cut from Hello Honey cardstock.  The centre of the flower just called for a Rhinestone.

I added leaves cut from Pistachio Pudding cardstock using my retired Secret Garden framelits, placing them over the "stamped" leaves of the background design.  For my sentiment I used the Painted Petals stamp set and Strawberry Slush ink on Whisper White.  After cutting it out using my Apothecary Accents framelit, I cut a Pistachio mat to complete it.

A heart cut from the Silver Glimmer paper topped by the bow from the Wonderful Wreath framelits, cut from Strawberry Slush cardstock, centred with a large Rhinestone, finished off my card.


My card perfectly follows the parameters of the Friday Mashup into which I'm entering it.  It uses the embossing folder stamping technique as well as having a mixture of shapes.


I'm also entering my card into the Paper Plunge challenge since it is almost entirely dependent on a variety of dies.

8 comments:

  1. What a fun folder to use for this challenge. Great coordination with all the floral punch-outs. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Heidi. There is a certain amount of irony in the fact that I almost didn't get this EF. It was "too fussy" for my taste. On a whim I bought it and have used it in a variety of ways---very happily. First impressions are not always valid.

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  2. Heidi, this is so pretty. Love how you layered a flower on top an embossed section. It Really makes your card pop nicely! Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia. It was such a fun challenge.

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  3. Such pretty spring colors!!!! It warms me right up!!!! Beautiful! Thank you for "plunging" with us!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Joni. I'm afraid that Spring is only going to be in my cards for the next few months. We have long winters here.

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  4. Heidi, this is a great card. Immediately my eye was drawn to the flower which looks like it has depth to it. Love the Spring colors. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing with us this week.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. The layered die-cuts really did give the flower depth.

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