Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fragrant Flowers

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them!  Greetings, friends, Mindy here with this week's card for the weekly challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

The theme this week is to use embossing folders  to give your card texture. I love embossing folders, and usually use at least one on each card I make.  On this card though, I went a little crazy using FIVE different design folders to give my card texture.

I started by preparing my background for the front of my card. I used the Stripe Background folder by Darice to emboss the yellow top, and the Bricks and Bark, by Spellbinders, for the green base. A coordinating ribbon was then added where the two embossed backgrounds come together to cover the joining.

I stamped the Delightful Daisy stamp from Heartfelt Creations twice on watercolor paper. I colored the daisies and leaves with my Color Bursts from Ken Oliver Crafts. When the watercolors were dry, I cut out the petals with the  coordinated Delightful Daisy dies, also by Heartfelt Creations.

I also embossed the violet daisy petals with the Lattice embossing folder by Crafts, Too!, and the yellow/orange daisies, with the reinforcement rings folder by Cuttlebug from my stash. The leaves were embossed with the Dots folder from Crafts Too!, before being glued to the card front with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive. I then gently shaped each daisy petal with the Paper Blossom Tool Kit, being careful to not erase the designs from the embossing folders.

To complete my card, I stamped a phrase from the Iris stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs, and adhered it to the front with foam tape. I tied a loop bow from ribbon in my stash, and tiny knots for the centers of each of the larger flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my card, and hope you will be inspired to submit a card of your own to our challenge. 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I Thank You

Good afternoon! Joy here, with a thank you card for a sweet friend, who watched over my house while I was on vacation. This will be for the Classy Cards 'n Such #96 Texture challenge.

The embossing folder is from Darice called Cherry Blossom.

On top of that, I used a die cut from Spellbinders called Decorative Labels Eight, using some Gold Mirricard.

The sentiment is from Just the Right Words by JustRite. This is a make your own sentiment stamp set of 32 words. It is so easy to line up, and you can make tons of sentiments to match your cards. All these can be found on the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

Now it's your turn, give this challenge try. Just add texture!

Thanks for looking at my card. Have a Happy stamping day!

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Dainty Blooms

Hi there, Diane with you today!

Have you seen all the new dies that have been released lately? If not, you should go to the Classy Card's n Such store, click on the NEW tab and be amazed!

I used one of the new dies for this weeks challenge which is Texture. For my texture I chose PoppyStamps Cottage Corner. A delicate and pretty die. A little tip in using this die - first tape it down on your card stock with removable tape before you cut it. This allows you to emboss it before it comes out of the die.

I added tiny LeCreme Pearls to each flower. Once cut, I adhered the panel to my card stock with Scor-tape 1/2".

Flowers were stamped from Sweet n' Sassy Flowers In Bloom. I outlined each flower/stem with a Wink of Stella pen. If you could see this up close, you would notice the pretty shimmer.

The sentiment is from the same set, which I popped up with Joy! Small Foam Pads.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Textured Thanks

Hello, Diana here using a "new-to-me" product - Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I just love how sparkly and shiny they are. Here I used a blue one from the  Gemstone Sampler pack and embossed it with a music embossing folder. I then used a nail block filer to rub away some of the shimmer to reveal the silver foil underneath.

I then made a top layer by using the large stitched rectangle from MFT Blueprints 13, and the oval from Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight to make the window. This layer was popped up with Large Foam Pads.

I also die cut a white Memory Box Honey Blossom Sprig and a "thanks" die. The word die is popped up with a layer of fun foam, also die cut with the same die. It's a great way to pop up more intricate dies.

Finally I added a few Water Dew Drops to my card. 

Thank you so much for looking, and I hope you get to play along with this week's CCNS #96 Texture challenge! 

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Sunflower Butterfly

It is Shirley posting today. Here is the card I made for the challenge #96 Texture. We are suppose to use an embossing folder on our cards to give them texture.

I started with a white card base. I cut a layer of blue paper as the next layer. It is from the Graphic 45 French Country.
I took another layer of white, and used an embossing folder by Anna Griffin called Matelasse.

I used a circle die to cut a circle from the main white embossed layer. I put a piece of Graphic 45 French Country paper behind the circle, and used the scalloped circle die to cut a black decorative edge for it. The butterfly was made using the Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly Wings.

The border was cut using a Our Daily Bread Design Beautiful Borders die. I layered it with white, blue and black.

For the finishing touch I added Silver Rhinestones to the butterfly and the border.

Thanks for dropping by today. Come back again, and don't forget to make a card, so you can join us for the challenge!

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