Thursday, June 17, 2010

Embossing challenge at SOUS

This week's challenge at StuckOnUSketches is all about embossing! Wet or dry embossing, anything you want! I must admit I couldn't wait to get into this one! Although I did wait until nearly the last minute to post my work, I finished my cards early in the week! I just had other things to share with you!

Of course they're cards (was there any question?) and I used the fabulous Bo Bunny Petal Pushers scraps I had left-over from the Greeting Card Kit. I used Sizzix embossing folders for each card and focused on a different technique for embossing on each card! Take a look:

Love You by GenCraft (Floren)

Here is my first card. I embossed my Bo Bunny Double Dot papers first then used a 1 1/2" and 2" scallop punch to punch out my "flowers." I then ran some chalk over the surface of the embossed paper. Here's a closer look:

I think it's cool how the chalk is only picked up on the raised surface and gives the flowers a more textured look! Now on to my second card:

Happy Birthday by GenCraft (Floren)

For this card, I used the entire A2 background and applied some Stickles to the embossed swirls.
Here is a closer look:

This technique does take some time and patience, but I love the result! How can you not love Stickles? Now for my last card:

Best of Luck by GenCraft (Floren)

This one took the longest, but it is definitely my favorite! I used the Coredinations Black Magic cardstock for embossing. I love how the core color peeks out from the black when you rub it with a paper scuffer or file. The colors work perfectly with the Petal Pushers collection, too! The embossing folder is a patchwork design, so I cut it all apart and used just the designs I wanted on my card! Here's a closer look:

I also added some bling in there because it looked like it needed some! LOL!

Well, that's my take on the embossing challenge! I had a lot of fun making these cards! Be sure to check out StuckOnUSketches for different challenges each week!

Today is the last day to get your comments in for our Father's Day contest! The winner of the Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman papers will be announced tomorrow! Good luck!

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this? Well, I know .. tough day at work yesterday! Any who .. these cards are adorable .. hard to pick a fave but the your flowers on the first one against that black cardstock really catches my eye right away! Thanks for playing with us this time .. always love eto see your work. As for the Bobunny contest .. guess I don't know my collections that well but I sure do love that album!