Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Just Us Girls" Week 7 Technique Challenge: Dry Embossing

ETA: I've tried every conceivable lighting possibility available to me (considering my extremely limited photographic abilities), but have come to the conclusion that the large black center of this card is causing all the light on the beautiful pink/white BG to be washed out. So, I've added a close-up photo of one edge of it, along with a close-up of the sentiment (where the bright pink ink was absorbed by the black paper, but I really liked the distressed look of that, since the BG paper is distressed too!)
My die cut/embossing machine crashed Saturday and I just received my replacement handle from Spellbinders this afternoon. I'm hoping to beat the JUGs challenge deadline, but my CFL lighting will not allow me to take a decent picture, so I'll have to reload my photo in the morning! The background paper here is actually a beautiful shade of pink on a white background. I need several birthday cards this next couple of months, so this was the perfect chance to get one ready.
Paper: Making Memories Sabrina DP; black CS from stash
Stamps: PTI's Heartfelt Basics & Vintage Labels
Ink: VersaColor Pink
Embellishments: Making Memories Sabrina Ribbon; Hero Arts Gemstones
Tools: Spellbinders' Wizard & Sizzix Botanical Frame Embossing Folder


Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautiful job! I love the pink white and black, very classy!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the JUGS challenge this week - you certainly are a dedicated player -- sorry I made it so tough on you ;).

Hope to see you back on Saturday for Lisa's color challenge!

Gwen said...

This is gorgeous Marge!! Soooo elegant! love the embossing on that gorgeous paper :) soooo soooo glad you got your "right" arm fixed!!! LOL!

Andrea M said...

Elegant card! Love the damask and embossing - who wouldn't love that color scheme too - so classic :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Marge this is a great embossed card - love the BG paper but I really like that embossing folder.Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls again. We love seeing some of our “regulars” come back each week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for our next challenge!


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