Thursday, 20 October 2011

Emboss it at Charisma

 Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish you well soon. We are all getting a bit excited in the Simpson household as not long until we go to Portugal with Katy and Lola - a whole week of scrummy snuggles :-)

This is the first of two posts for today and this time it's to share my DT card for 

where this week the lovely Team Gem boss lady herself has picked the theme

(can be dry embossing or heat embossing or both - you decide)

So here's what I did:
 I created two embossed panels - a positive and a negative by inking the Cuttlebug Moroccan embossing folder with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink - once on the debossed side and then again on the embossed side - to get the positive and negative effect.
Then I simply matt and layered these panels onto co-ordinating cardstock and added a border acroos the centre - edges die cut with one of my new Spellbinder Edgeabilities :-) and some sheer ribbon and bow.

Image: Crafters Companion - S.W.A.L.K - coloured with PM's
I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Labels 20
A couple of flowers from stash with a spacer and pearl brad added to the centre and a couple of scrummy crystal pins from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
Sentiment - stamped and heat embossed and then matt and layered onto a couple of Spellbinder Floral Accent die cuts.
Here's a close up of the image:

Challenges I would like to enter:

I Love Promarkers - Cute
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Girls Girls Girls
The Crafty Pad - Monochromatic
The Squirrel and the Fox - One For the Girls
Bling it On - No Patterned Papers

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:

Please check out the full details over on the main challenge post

Hope you can join us this week.
Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


Marjorie said...

Wow this is gorgeous, just love the image and your embossing is gorgeous. Love that flower!!
glad I popped over, I saw this on MIM..really lovely!

Merlyn said...

Hi..I saw your card at MIM..Lovely card..I love everything used in this card especially the cute stmap nad the embossed paper.. The flower suits well... the lavander colour makes the card look elegant:)

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty - love the lilac shades and the embossing looks so pretty
Lisa x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awe ... what a cute image and I love your design! Awesome job!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Birthday' challenge at The Sisterhood. We do hope you'll come back again next challenge.

one of the 'Sistahs'

Lisa M said...

Stunning! Excellent description on how you made this gorgeous card and so many wonderful elements to gaze at. Love that little tiny bow too!
I have never inked an embossing folder before and now I've just added that to my list of "oh,do try this!"
Beautiful card and very inspiring. :)
Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Tine said...

Hi Debs. Fab embossing & embellishments. Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Riet said...

So beautiful card Debs,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

TannyP said...

This is such a beautiful card! I really love that purple border =) Gorgeous coloring and papers. Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

Rene said...

This is beautiful! Love the purple and your layout is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the chance for winning our wonderful prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM! The more comments, the greater your chance of winning!
Rene :D

Loz said...

Stunning card and colouring Deb and my Favourite colours..Popped in from Make-it Monday for a look..Loz

Claire said...

Lovely card Debs, love the colour and the embossing is just fab. Hugs, Claire x

Debbie said...

Another beautiful card Debbie. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)


Faye said...

Wow, this is adorable. I just love the image and the lovely colours! I must use lilac more. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Pollycraft this week. x

Anita said...

A beautiful card and your embossing looks amazing. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft challenge.

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card, and thanks for the embossing tip...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

WeirdCat said...

Cute card, love the shades of lilac, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Cazza said...

Such a pretty card, I love the colour combo you've used too!
Thanks for playing along in our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

shell said...

Beautiful card hun, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

Debs said...

this is the colour scheme and sweet image :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x