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Friday, April 5, 2013

Embossing Flair

Wow, the first Friday in April already! Although if you had to guess by my local weather, you might think early March instead. Here's hoping spring arrives soon. In the meantime, I've missed a few Friends with Flair weeks, and wanted to join in on the fun.



I have mostly used the butterfly image from this Key to Joy set, and decided to play with the large collage stamp this time. I embossed the image in clear before sponging it with distress inks, and when those were dry, some iridescent medium for a little extra sparkle. The sentiment is embossed in gold and edged in gold ink. With all this embossing, I'm entering this in the current challenge at Playing in Paradise
If you are in need of some creative inspiration, be sure to check out the Unity Friends with Flair post! 



Supplies: white & Stampin' Up old olive cardstock, Unity Key to Joy stamps, Versamark, Colorbox gold, peeled paint & bundled sage distress inks, clear & pirate's gold embossing powders, Winsor & Newton iridescent medium, Marvy-Uchida corner-rounding punch, dimensionals

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33 comments:

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

great card for this stamp set, I've had a hard time using it but not you!

Pryn said...

GORGEOUS card!!! The embossing looks fabulous and I love the monochromatic green!!!

Linda said...

this is Lovely my friend.

Renee Aslette said...

It is such an effective technique you have used on this card!! I love it to bits!

Kary said...

Hi Lindsey, I LOVE your card!! The embossing is lovely and I think you did a fantastic job!! {hugs}

Gaylynn said...

I like how you embossed and created the pretty design. :)

Karen (karey2005) said...

Great job! Love the embossing - love the sentiment!

Jo said...

What a lovely card, I love that the stamp has music notes in the background!

Linda Pekrul said...

You've done a FABULOUS job of embossing and inking. Love the keys and sentiment. GREAT card!

Linda Pekrul said...

Was so excited about your card, forgot to Thank You for Playing in Paradise with us this week!!

Angeline said...

oh my goodness. this is gorgeous! i should take this stamp out and start using it.

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am finding myself being drawn to the green shades, so this really caught my eye. Lovely!

Mary said...

Love Friends and Flair Friday and always enjoy seeing what everyone creates. Very cool card. Love the colors and the design.

Cynthia said...

Wow, I really like how the embossed collage effect turned out.

Julie Odil said...

Glad to see you back at FWF! I've missed you! Your card is great! I love how you used the keys.

joetterer said...

wow~beautiful green key background

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

gorgeous card! Love the color!

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, now THAT is a 'key' sentiment that really rocks. I love the variety of greens you used - makes this such a cheerful card!
(BTW, I have a blog award for you!) It's here:
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JPScraps said...

Awesome card and in my favorite color!

Cindy C. said...

Wow beautiful card, love the colours!

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

Love the embossing on your card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful background colours, Linds! I love that sentiment, too.

cardz said...

Beautiful stamp and lovely muted and blended background colours, Lindsey

Heather T

Lisa Arana said...

lovely, lovely, lovely shading with the green ink! another stunner of a card!

Angie said...

Love your card! The sponged greens are awesome.

Miwa said...

Oh, wow - this looks amazing! Love the monochromatic card!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card, I love the colour variations. Thank you for joining us for Playing in Paradise this week.

Allison said...

Very cool...great sponging of the colors here. Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Loving the inked greens and the gold sentiment really pops!

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