Friday, 17 April 2015

Back to Basics

Hello.  Welcome.  There are a few challenges wanting embossing and I find myself thinking about beginnings.  I know a lot of us got into this crafting lark after grabbing a stamp, some ink and a piece of paper.  Add embossing powder and the ooh, wow factor is sure to hook you.  Then we move on to other things and our embossing powders get left on the shelf.  Now and again we reach for them and that first magic moment is resurrected. 

I stamped Flourish from the Sizzix/Hero Arts set on black paper and embossed with gold powder.  I cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle die, added a thin black border and mounted on a gold card.  Oooh, now I see a mass of possibilities.  Maybe just a big bold sentiment.  Maybe just a small one.  Or maybe...

A gold embossed tiger and sentiment from Marks Finest Papers Tiger set.  A bit busy maybe, but then again tigers are supposed to blend into the background.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 257
A Blog Named Hero - It's Embossing Time 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background 

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm off to emboss some more.  Hugz


  1. Sweety if you make cards using this tiger image..I know its a winner card..tell me if I am wrong...stunning gold on black...happy W/e...hugs.Monika

  2. Yup you're right! And look at the wow factor here with that gold embossing...gorg!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous embossing Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF........Lis

  4. Gorgeous embossing Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

  5. WOW! Your card is gorgeous! Stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

  6. So very striking in gold and black, Gail! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. All I have to say is STUNNING!! What a rich look you've achieved! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox & Friends challenge! Hope you join us again next time too!!
    SF&F DT

  8. This one's got the Roar factor!!! You're so right, embossing can give awesome results. This black and gold colour scheme is stunning.

  9. For sure you got the WOW effect. Really beautiful example of embossing. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

  10. What a wonderful piece of art (card), Gail! Love all the gold! Love the embossing! Love the design!


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