Thursday, May 3, 2012

Embossing w/ CropStop

Good morning-
Happy Thursday to all of you out there reading this blog this morning!!

Today at CropStop, we have what I consider to be my favorite technique challenge!!!
This weeks challenge is all about:

I love this technique because the possibilities are endless!!!
I know that when I started out making cards, I didn't have a Cuttlebug or even knew what embossing folders were for that matter.  I did however, have a stylus and lots of vellum!! LOL
Anyways, like I said....the possibilities with embossing are endless as are the supplies available today.  So my sample card today, I used heat embossing and dry embossing.

Here is my sample card:
I think you can see the dry embossing a little better in this picture.
I rubbed a little distress ink over the top, so that you could see the patterns a little better.
This is an angle shot of the thick clear embossing coat on the top of the butterfly image.
Here is a closer look.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:


  1. This is such a beautiful card, I love the colours,textures and the embossing over the butterfly looks stunning...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room challenge...Esther xx

  2. Beautiful card!! Just love the butterfly stamp!

  3. This is so beautiful! Love the butterfly and texture

  4. Wow you are so right!!!!1 This card is just amazing!!!!! Wow the middle of the card looks like fabric!!!!! Wow absolutely stunning!!!!!!!

  5. Wonderful card, so much detail, the image really looks like its on fabric wow! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
    Kat xx

  6. Fabulous card- love your embossing! Love the gorgeous color and the stitching and the ribbon! The BG the butterfly is on looks like fabric- how cool is this!

  7. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Divas this week. Laura x

  8. This card is amazing, so beautiful.

  9. Wow, this is simply beautiful! I love the embossed background and the triple uteed oval with the butterfly is just stunning - it looks like fabric underneath. So lovely. Thanks for joining in with our "Emboss It" theme over at the Craft-Room and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  10. Beautiful the embossing and that sketch looks like a fun one.Love the monochromatic.Thanks for joining us at MCS challenge.

  11. Stunning card fab neutral colours and image. Thank you for sharing it with us at craft room challenge this week. Hugs Nikki DT

  12. This is so gorgeous! I love the embossed background and that butterfly focal point!!! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal.

  13. love your gorgeous card, what an amazing amount of texture! thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

  14. Gorgeous card love all your embossing the background is so pretty and that butterfly is magical. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  15. So pretty ... love that butterfly!! Thanks for joining us at TKJ this week :)

  16. wow this is fabulous .. i love the colours
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our monochrome challenge
    Lisa x

  17. I adore the aged background of your card and your use of "hessian" ...Its just perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)