Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blog Hop Special Edition: Emboss It!

Welcome to a special edition Blog Hop! This time we’re featuring artwork made with our versatile new embossing folders!

If you have come here from Jean McNulty’s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 25 independent Close to My Heart consultants participating. Click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move through the Hop.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Let’s emboss it!

I made several cards because I wanted to play with each of the different embossing folders. I also used some retired paper and embellishments that I’d dug out for another project and was trying to use up. (Can you say “hoarder”?)

Card #1:
I have a confession to make: I started making this card about 4 years ago! A friend had shown me the idea, and I’d cut a bunch of pieces, but I’d never done any stamping or assembly. I came across the pieces when looking for some old swap cards to mail. I am so happy to say I finished one of my unfinished projects!

(This photo will be updated when I am able to try again in better lighting.)

I cut the circles, scalloped circles, and ovals on my Cricut®, and I embossed with the Damask folder. I used one new stamp set (Oodles of Doodles) and one old one (for the inside sentiment). I also used some old brads to make it swing open.

Card #2:
Dotty for You paper. I had a lot of scraps of this left, and as I am so excited for spring, I thought it would be a good one to use and try to move on out of here!

I embossed with the Dot folder and used some old Smoothie embellishments along with that Oodles of Doodles stamp set again.

Card #3:
I basically lifted this one right out of the current Idea Book except I changed the color scheme. Another Dotty for You scrap and Smoothie Embellishments but a different, new stamp set – Funky Blossoms. Love the woodcut look of the flowers in this set!

I embossed with the Chevron folder and used more of the Smoothie Mini-Medley.

Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennett’s blog to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s blog for more creative inspiration. Click here if you’d like to order one (or all) of the embossing folders! 


Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

These are all wonderful. Now I want to pull out my butterfly paper again!

Judy Faye Garner said...

I like them all and love the colors

Katy said...

Love them all...the first one is so elegant!

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice cards! Really like the damask design with the round card.

Michelle Stewart said...

All your cards are just stunning. Love them, and feel the need to dig out that paper now too!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Really cute! I love the Dot EF with the Dotty for You paper!

Jean M. said...

Gorgeous cards!!

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