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Friday, October 12, 2012

Double Embossing

It's Friends with Flair Friday over at the Unity blog, and I decided it was time to show off my first-ever attempt at double-embossing. 


I started by embossing the music background on white cardstock with clear embossing powder. I then sponged yellow and orange inks to cover. Next came the butterfly from Key to Joy, embossed in white. Finally, I sponged green around the butterfly, letting the orange and yellow show through the central image. Trimmed, matted and layered on an old olive card base. The "happy" sentiment is from the {ippity} set A Little Buggy. I made this a while ago for my friend Emily's birthday, and for some reason it hadn't made it to my blog yet! So here it is. :P 
Hope your weekend is off to a great start! 

Supplies: white & Stampin' Up old olive cardstock, Unity Key to Joy butterfly, {ippity} A Little Buggy sentiment, Market Street Stamps vintage music background, Versamark, Colorbox frost white, Memento dandelion, cantaloupe & bamboo leaves inks, clear & white embossing powders Pin It Now!

17 comments:

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Laura Jane said...

SO Pretty! LOVE the dbl embossing:)

Eva said...

Gorgeous card! The double embossing is so cool.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hey, that is super cool! I've never seen that technique before. The sponging is fantastic. Beautiful card, Lindsey!

Julie Odil said...

I've never tried double embossing. This is beautiful! I may need to try that. I'm planning on making a card for the WCMD Unity embossing challenge this weekend.

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! What a cool technique - and BEAUTIFUL card!!!

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JPScraps said...

Beautiful card. Great technique.

onecraftymama said...

That is so cool! I've never seen this technique before either, but I love it! The butterfly just pops - and I love the textured look to the sentiment :)

cardz said...

Your colours are lovely and your double embossing worked beautifully. That 'happy' sentiment is really cute and links in so well with the music staff.
Heather

Crystal said...

Gorgeous card! I love your technique and colors!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous!!

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colours.

Lucy said...

Great technique and a very pretty card!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey. Love it :)

Emily H said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Ah, I recognize this and should since I own it! It's so fabulous in every way!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! Love the way you inked it up and how the butterfly really pops. Gonna have to try this...