Red breasted Nuthatch

Red breasted Nuthatch
Red breasted Nuthatch

Friday, July 6, 2012


Happy Friday all!  Another weekend is upon us, and looks like another hot one as well.  Wednesday temps reached as high as 118F - it was so humid you could hardly breath - the air was so thick, and having asthma that is not a good thing!  It's not suppose to be quite that hot on the weekend, but still around 100 or just above.

For this weeks challenge we needed to emboss - whether it be dry embossing or embossing with a heat gun, the choice is yours.  I choose to do dry embossing.  I'm  always in need of sympathy cards for my sale baskets, so rummaged through some stamps and embossing folders and this is what I came up with.

This was a fairly quick card to put together once I figured out what I was doing!  I used an embossing folder from Darcie (tree), the memory sentiment was stamped on heavy vellum using black stazon, the scallop border at the bottom was a couple of dies from Spellbinder- classic decorative inserts five and classic petal.  I love how these edgeabilites all work with one another.

I added a piece of black cording and some pearls along the bottom decorative edge.  I think I will make some more of these.

Want to see some more awesome cards using the embossing technique? - then be sure to visit bloggabella for some inspiration, leave a comment for a chance to win some bella bucks.

Next week our challenge is another sketch.  This is sketch #14.  If you play along with us, email Emily your card by thursday night.

Have a great weekend - stay cool!


Crafty Cath said...

This is such an elegant way to use the sentiment! You have such a way of adding dies, punches and in this case the folder to totally enhance the card. Love it!

Carla Murphy said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline! I'm definitely added this Darcie tree embossing folder to my wish list. Love it!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card.

Leslie said...

This is STUNNING - gorgeous - beautiful! I LOVE it! I actually gasped out loud when I saw it!

Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy! 118? Unreal! Stunning card in all the glorious embossed white with just the touch of black trim!

Dana White said...

oh Pauline this is stunning!!