Monday, 8 November 2010

Crafty Cardmakers spotlight - dry embossing


Time for a new spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and this fortnight our spotlight is on 'dry embossing'. Easy peasy really, and a great chance to get those embossing folders out, or maybe you've got an unloved light box that you could dust off :o)

I decided that instead of using an image as the main focus, I'd use this cuttlebug owl embossing folder... bought quite a while ago and it's been sat in it's packaging ever since - I'm always doing this!  I spot some 'must-have', buy it and either use it once or never use it, and it sits there making me feel guilty... perhaps I'll make a few of these in different colours and then I won't feel so bad!

Anyway... it's a fairly quick card - I just embossed the owl onto coredinations cardstock, then sanded it back and roughed up all the cardstock edges a bit with the sanding block.  The ribbon, pearls and yellow/ orange cardstock are all from my stash.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

36 comments:

Debbi said...

Love this card! I really like how you used your EF. Great idea!
*smiles*
debbi

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! Love the embossing and the colours are fab. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Lisa. What a lovely card and so simple yet very effective. You are right, I bet this looks fantastic in other colours. I love your layers too and the colour combination. Happy crafting.
With lots of love, Sandra xx

Juls said...

fabulous! Loving the C&S look! Hugs Juls

Janette said...

So love this card, looks really stunning.xx

Lindsey said...

Oh this is lovely Lisa! The bow is fantastic and the sanded card comes up a treat....5 more of these and you'll have made your money back and more so therefore guilt wiped out! x

MARY B said...

Lovely card, colours are perfect, and I love your Bow, wish I could get mine to look as good. Mary x

Anonymous said...

Love your embossing!! The ribbon looks so yummy Lisa!! HUGS

Cazza said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!! A really stunning card :o)
xxx

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.the embossed owl is great and stunning colours :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
gorgeous card, luv the image, great colour combo, sue,x

Lizzy xx said...

WOW Lisa this is gorgeous, luv the dry embossing & the colour combo is fab.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Vixx handmade cards said...

Fantastic card Lisa!, great embossing and I just love the colour and beautiful ribbon too,
have a great evening hun,
hugs Vicky xx

Carrie said...

I can never quite get the hang of embossing but this looks amazing!!! Thanks for playing at CES xxx

Faye said...

I love, love, love, love this card. Can you tell I like it?! The colour combo is fabby too. Have a great week. xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. So simple but really effective. Wouldn't have thought of that colour combo but it looks great.

Kat xx

xGemmax said...

Hiya Lisa
Your card is gorgeous, fabbie colours and love the embossed image :o)
hugs and xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, gorgeous card, Love the colour combo and the owl. Your bow is beautiful and the edges look fab. Love it.

Donna x

Jennifer said...

Very stylish card Lisa. Love the owl. Don't feel too guilty. I am the same and I think most crafters are. Collecting stash is half the fun! xx Jenny xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I love this!! The dry embossing really pops on the background!!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

Donna said...

Oh my word Lisa, your card is so beautiful, love the way you have used the owl embossing folder and the gorgeous colours....absolutely stunning :) Donna x

Helen said...

Great card. That Cuttlebug folder is a lovely one.

Helen x

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb, great colours :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Lisa, beautiful embossing.
luv
Debby

Jack said...

Fabulous card - I've not got that folder - yet!lol. xx

Jackie said...

Hi Lisa, it's me again. I have a little something for you on my blog :o)
Jackie xx

Sarpreet said...

hi there, I have been back from India from my wedding for a while, and now have just started to get back into the swing of things. Slowly but surely. A stunning card, I have enjoyed reading and catching up on your blog. Thank you for your support on my blog.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa thats stunning simple embossed card but with a fabulous effects. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Whisper said...

Oh wow stunning colours, Luv Sam x

Eiglas said...

Super card - love the owl and the colour pallette!
Really simple but effective.
Hugs
Ei
x

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is lovely I love the colours & lovely Embossing too, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet

Vicky said...

Fabulous card love the embossing. I have the same embossing folder & have still not used it so I totally know what you mean lol but us girls love to shop lol.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

Hugs Vicky xx

Delilah @ Do It Yourself Invitations said...

OK I just have a thing for owls, so I love this card. :-)
Love the dry embossing though. It's so easy and it looks GREAT!

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Lisa. Love the colour and embossing.
Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
Clairexx

Made by Mandy said...

You can't tempt me to buy that as I've already got it and used it ages ago !!

Love the colours you have used and your ribbon bow looks really smart. Might start doing that myself as I don't like how normal bows don't sit right on cards.