Thursday, January 24, 2013

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge/Make It Monday #101: Layered Embossing - thank you

For this month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink, the challenge is to use black or grey cardstock. I decided to make a card with a dark grey cardstock and to combine it with this week's Make it Monday: Layered Embossing.  Here is Heather's video showing the technique:
And here is my card:
I had a lot of fun with this technique!  I stamped the frame (from Framed) in Versamark and embossed with  Zing Brown Sugar embossing powder.  Next, I stamped the leaf image from Harvest Berries with Versamark and embossed with  Zing Blush embossing powder
I layered this with a Versamarked Think Big sentiment and embossed with  Zing Aqua embossing powder.  Each time I did another layer, I swiped a dryer sheet to avoid any static.  This works well and is my own version of an embossing buddy.
I mounted the grey cardstock to a base of kraft using foam dots to add some dimension.

This card has already been mailed out - I needed a simple thank you card and this fit the bill.  Have you tried the technique yet?  I had a lot of fun with layered embossing.  A few botched attempts before I succeeded ... (I tried the crackle background layered with a Pretty Peonies flower and an Everyday Button Bits sentiment but the sentiment started to 'crackle'! :P )

I was recently told about another embossing challenge here so I will enter this card there as well.  Check it out here at the blog Addicted to CAS- Embossing.  There are some amazing entries there and the DT made such beautiful cards! 

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Smokey Shadow, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Framed, Harvest Berries, Think Big sentiments
Ink: Versamark
Misc:  Zing embossing powder - aqua, blush, brown sugar; foam dots

12 comments:

Leigh said...

Very pretty, Cara!

Laura B. said...

Wow, awesome double embossing!

richardbreaks said...

This is sooooo nice! Love the frame!

Linda said...

What an elegant card. Love it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your double embossing!

victoria h said...

gr8 embossed card.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the embossing and your card makes me want to take those sets out and dust them off! LOVE the turquoise! FAB!

Loll Thompson said...

The layered embossing on your card is gorgeous!! I haven't tried that technique yet, but definitely will give it a go. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS! Loll xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card and love the layered embossing i too must give it a go. Such a dramatic card and beautifully CAS, thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to CAs with this beauty.

Marie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent dual embossing -- this ROCKS!

Joyce said...

Wow--you did such a great job with the layered embossing. I was unable to do it on such a grand scale. Your card is so dramatic.

Jann Gray said...

Beautiful! Love how elegant your design is!