Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Embossed Squares Cards

Recently I came across this card which had white embossed inchies on it.  I'm always drawn to white on white cards, there's something about them and embossed white is even more appealing.  After seeing Tilly's fab card I got the urge to try something like that myself.  I have quite a thing for embossing folders and often find it tough to pick one from my growing collection to use on a card.  I really liked using several folders for just the one card!

I used a square white card as a base and then got busy with my Big Shot embossing white CS and then I punched out my tiles with a square punch..  I decided I would stick to all white squares but add a pop of colour with some black.  I stamped the sentiment, added ribbon and a brad to one square and then popped all the squares up.

I thought it would be fun to carry the embossing through to the inside of the card so I used my Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder.  I mounted the panel over a strip of the striped ribbon.  I then embossed the envelope flap to finish off.

As I was making the card I remembered I've recently got some gorgeous SU! Brushed Silver CS and I thought that would look fabulous embossed.  I  decided to make a Christmas card this time, still using a white card base but with silver squares.  I opted to punch a window at the bottom right of the card.  I stamped a sentiment onto Island Indigo CS, heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, punched out a circle and popped it up on a Brushed Silver square.  The Brushed Silver CS does emboss beautifully but I still think I prefer the embossed white CS, it just has the edge for me!

I added a circular sentiment element inside the card and a punched snowflake circle to the envelope flap.  These cards were fun to make - I've never used so many embossing folders in one day!

Stamps: Penny Black 'Great Day', Hero Arts 'Warm Wishes', Stampendous 'Snow Brackets' & snowflake Celebrate the Season stamp from SU! So Many Scallops set
CS: PaperMania white square card blanks, SU! Brushed Silver, Island Indigo & Whisper White CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Island Indigo
Tools: various embossing folders, 1 3/8" square punch, circle punches & circle Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: silver embossing powder, pink & black striped grosgrain ribbon, black brad,  3d foam tape



Theresa said...

I really like these cards. What a great way to use emossing folders. Thank you for sharing.

Becky said...

A beautiful collection, love the mosaic of 'tiles', will have to try that one out at some point! Bx

Margaret said...

These are so pretty and such a wonderful way to show off all of those fabulous embossing folders!