Thursday, March 20, 2014

Emboss It! Blog Hop

Welcome to a different kind of hop from the Stamp of the Month group! We are so excited about the new embossing folders we felt a hop was in order!

I'm also entering this card in the 
H2H Pantone Spring 2014 Color Challenge! 
Click here to check it out!

If you've hopped over from Maria Myers blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the links at the end of the post to continue. There is also a list of all the hoppers at the end of my post.

On of my favorite techniques with an embossing folder is to ink it up and emboss! You have two options….a positive or negative image and on this card I've used both! I used the Quatrefoil embossing folder and wanted to create a sky effect. On the left layer I inked the side that would show on the background of the design. Just put your CS on the clean side and close the folder. Emboss as usual.  After cleaning and drying the embossing folder I inked the opposite side and repeated with a new piece of CS. To me, the left layer looks a bit like a blue sky and the right layer reminded me of puffy clouds! It made a nice soft background for the hot air balloon.

I colored the balloon with markers and touched it up a bit with the Alcohol Blending Pen to create lighter tones on the flowers. A few sparkles and ribbon and it was done!

Take a look at the embossing folders you can use to create all kinds of artwork!

All products used are Close To My Heart:
--Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
--Give a Lift stamp set
--Inks: Black, Sky, Ponderosa Pine
--Markers: Sky, Gypsy, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Alcohol Blending Pen
--White Daisy, Gypsy cardstock
--Purple Jewels
--Purple Glitter Gems
--3D Foam
--Color Ready Ribbon (retired)

Shop on my website any time….day or night!

Now hop over and see what Adeline Brill has to inspire you!

Here is a list of all the consultants in the Emboss It hop:
Pam Trostle
Toni Hinchcliffe
Keeley Kirwan
Dana Kessler
Susan Brooks
Judy Faye Garner
Jean McNulty
Vicki Price
Sheila Bennett
Michelle Stewart
Pam Jarrett
Krista Hershberger
Pamela Ellison
Michelle Jones
Lalia Harris
Katy Taylor
Kathleen Androlewicz
Gina Brandstetter
Terry Ann Diack
Karen Fullam
Joy McHargue
Maria Myers
Michelle Loncar

Happy Embossing!


  1. Beautiful card - I love it! Both the positive and the negative designs of the folder...!!!

    1. Thank you! I am very pleased with the way it all turned out!

  2. This is beautiful. Really like the embossing and techniques you used. Love the purple!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. Pretty card! Really like how you used the embossing and showed both the positive and the negative texture with ink.

  4. I had to do a double take, and realized you have used the inking technique for both positive and negative. Great job.

  5. So pretty! Love the color combination and the layout.

  6. Gorgeous color palette! Love how you showed the different looks you can achieve with the same embossing folder.

  7. Beautiful card. I love the way you used the Pantone colors. Thanks for joining us at H2H

  8. Love this card and love that you linked it up to H2H's color challenge!

  9. Stunning card, I love how you used the colours and incorporated the embossing folders too, great job! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  10. I love everything about your card! The details are just amazing! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  11. Beautiful card! I love the positive and negative embossing!