Lincoln Sparrows

Lincoln Sparrows
Spruce Bog - Algonquin Provincial Park

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!


  1. 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!

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

  3. Beautiful, elegant card.

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

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