Saturday, 31 March 2012

Embossing Practice

The challenge over at H2H this week was to use some form of embossing technique. I really love the look of heat embossing although I'm not that great at it yet. This gave me a chance to practice! The idea for my card actually came from Nancy Ball, as I did another version of this a long time ago during one of my old club classes in which she designed the scrapbook layout for us. I embossed the black flowers first and then sponged my Pear ink all over the background. Then I stamped some more flowers using Lagoon in first and second generation. It makes for a great effect!

I'm not entirely sure what it is but I totally LOVE the stark, dramatic look of using black on my cards! Still loving my greens as you can see (can't ever seem to stray from green for too long - such a versatile colour) but black is where it's at for me at the moment. The black flowers are what I attempted to emboss. Those who can tell, will probably be able to notice that a few of them worked, and one not so much. I will have to spend some more time with this technique. Thanks for checking it out!  :)

All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Pattern Paper: Wings
Ink: Black, Lagoon, Pear
Stamp Set: Treasure Life, For Every Occassion
Embellishments: Black Brads, Lagoon Baker's Twine, Art Philosophy Tag
Embossing powder and 3D black paint (on tag) not CTMH


  1. I love this! The colors are so classy, and it has a great deal of interest in all the layers. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  2. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for taking the H2H embossing challenge!

  3. Love the green and black! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

  4. Black always adds some striking class, doesn't it. It is true with your pretty card, too. Thanks for sharing at H2H.