Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Colour Create - Red & Green & Sketch & Stash #6

I have been having quite play around with my Core dinations papers. This time I have double embossed it following the tutorial on the Cuttlebug Challenges Blog.

I embossed the card using the method of extending the folder as per my last post, and then sanded the 'de-bossed' side, put the card through the bug again, the other side up this time and rotated through 90 degrees. I then highlighted the embossed image with a little Cats Eye Chalking ink. I really quite like the effect, so I wanted some of this backing paper to show!

I used the sketch from the Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog, and the colour scheme came from the Colour Create Blog, which this week is Red and Green with the additional element of wings.

I bought this little cardinal stamp on a nostalgic whim. The cardinal is the state bird of Virginia, which was my home from 1976 to 1979. We used to have cardinals in the yard and this little stamp reminds me of the fabulous time we spent living there.


  1. Beautiful card and colours. Thank you for the link to the Cuttlebug blog, I will be studying that later :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Wow Loving the double embossed technique.. will have to investigate.
    Beautiful card.
    Sandra xx

  3. Stunning work Chrissie. I've never seen double embossing before. It looks so beautiful on your card that I have to try it out myself. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  4. Wow-love your background embossing technique Chrissie, it really is effective. And I love the image too, I've not seen this one, it's fab,
    Love Sarita xx

  5. Hi Chrissie stunning card love the embossing effect and the image is very cute thanks for joining in.

  6. Your card is stunning...and so is the double embossing. Love it !

  7. Very pretty card. Will have to try the double embossing it looks great.


  8. Hi Chrissie - fabulous card - so elegant and a brilliant use of the colours. Double embossing is fun isn't it? I just love that cardinal stamp - it's beautiful.
    hugs Heather xx

  9. Fabulous card, love the colours.

  10. Lovely card Chrissie, the image is lovely and the papers you chose are gorgeous too ;)

  11. Absolutely stunning! Love the embossing Chrissie x

  12. Brilliant card Chrissie, great take on the sketch!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  13. Beautiful card, Chrissie! I love seeing what you did with the technique. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a link so that I could take a peek at what you've created. :-)

  14. Beautiful card Chrissie. I love the embossed paper.
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash,
    Cathy xx

  15. Wonderful card, Chrissie with fab colours!
    Hugs Gisela


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