Monday, 30 March 2009

Sketch and Stash #7 & Cuttlebug Spot #24 Emboss it twice

I have been having fun with Core'dinations papers recently and I thought it was ideal for the challenge from the Cuttlebug Spot. There are several ways of embossing twice, and there is a card here on my blog where I have embossed twice in a different way.

For this card I used 2 different folders, sanding the relief of the first embossing and highlighting the second with gold chalk ink. Having taken great trouble to extend both folders to fit the page, I then decided that I would cut it up smaller anyway for the Sketch and Stash sketch this week. Never mind!

However, when it was done, I liked the effect so much that I rather wanted it to show, so I mounted the watering can onto acetate so that the background could show through.

The chipboard watering can is the new thing from my stash. I haven't used chipboard shapes before and I wasn't really sure what to do with it, so I triple embossed it with verdigris embossing powder and stamped an ivy leaf into it. If anyone could give me suggestions as to how I can use the rest of the box of shapes, I would be glad to hear from them. They are vaguely gardeny things, boots, trowel etc.

I would be very pleased to read your comments.


  1. Hi, this has turned out really well, love the embossing and the way you have done the frame.
    As for your other shapes - I'm sure you have a few gardening friends who will be having a BD this year! ikki x

  2. What a fabulous card, I love how you've used the sketch Chrissie. What a great effect you've created with your coredinations cardstock, it looks gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  3. Chrissie this is stunning - I love your embossing and now NEED that Coredinations pack!!
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time
    Cathy xx

  4. Hi Chrissie stunning card I have this paper too and it works so good for this tpye of embossing effect thanks for joining in with the sketch you have done a great job

  5. How elegant, and like you say so suitable for one of those difficult men cards.

  6. Wow Chrissie, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a great technique on the double embossing. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it with us.

  7. Beautiful card! So elegant and classy! Great job!

    Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlbug Spot!


  8. I love your results, beautiful! Great take on this weeks challenge. :)

  9. Very cool! I just got some coredinations paper and am anxious to try it like this. Your card is beautiful! Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing alone with The Cuttlebug Spot. xxD

  10. This is a beautiful card Chrissie, I shall certainly try this technique xx

  11. That is a wonderful effect...I will have to give it a go today...thanks for explaining how you did it.

  12. OH! WOW! this folder combo is amazing... thank you for playing with us this week...HUGS..SK :)

  13. I love your card. I think I really need some of the coredinations paper.. wonderful take on the challenge..

    Thank you for participating in the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot.



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