Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Embossed Flowers

Hi There!

Tonight I sat down to make a card for two challenges and the final ended up working for three!

I stamped and heat embossed the Lily from Concord and Ninth, then colored it with inktense pencils.  After it dried, I was totally not pleased.

It just was too chalky feeling and looking. Instead of tossing it I was determined to make it work.

Using a square stitched die I made a smaller focal piece. Next I clear embossed the entire piece 3 times with clear embossing powder.

I framed it in a touch of black...I have to credit that to Ardyth (of MASKerade), I had commented earlier today on her blog that I loved her black touches and how they elevated images, adding to the crisp feeling.

This will be entered to these challenges:   HLS July Anything goes with Dies, Where Creativity meets C9 - Embossing, The Flower Challenge- Embossing Heat/Dry.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It is pretty! This is the second post I have seen today where the crafter didn't like the card but then changed it up to make it work. I love that you added clear embossing. The colors are so bold and pretty. Great job and TFS!

  2. i really really like this card, Cat - wonderful bold colors and a classy design!!

  3. I love this card, the colours are so rich Cat!

  4. Good for you, Cat--turned out so pretty!

  5. You turned that around, and made it just as beautiful as it can be, Cat! really gorgeous with that thin frame of Ardyth-esque black!

  6. Beautiful coloring with your Inktense pencils, Cat! Such beautiful bold colors, too!

  7. What a great image - and that black border really makes the image pop!

  8. I love how you rescued this and gave it a thick glaze of embossing powder. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

  9. Fabulous bright colours Cat, and the touch of black does help the colours to pop even more! A great design! Have a great day my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  10. Gorgeous, bold and bright! What an awesome design.


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