Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Mixed Embossing powders

I felt really inspired by this card below by Loll Thompson on Happy Little Stampers
I loved that she had mixed some embossing powders to make the background. It's something that I love to do but had forgotten about for quite a while! It was great to have the nudge from her.
So my card uses an Inkylicious flourish embossed with Frayed Burlap Distress Embossing Powder, mixed with Enchanted Gold and Gold Twinkle Embossing Powders.
The butterflies, cut from vellum, are from Memory Box and All Occasion Dies, coloured with Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush inks, and edged with a little gold. I over stamped the whole of the front with Pink Splats from an SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp.
The sentiment is from Penny Black and the front panel is cut with a stitched die from Simon Says Stamp.
 and Happy Little Stampers, Embossing!


  1. Wonderful creation, dear Chrissie. The background made with different embossing powders is a dream. Vellum butterflies are nice and gentle. :-)

  2. I never thought to mix embossing powders. The effect is quite stunning on your card. Combined with those delicate butterflies, this is a real beauty!

  3. Hi Chrissie,

    ooooh thats such a wonderful card,
    I love that sparkling background and those elegant butterflies
    you've just created a little dream card


  4. So pretty! Love the look of the mixed embossing powders and the delicate vellum butterflies. Thanks for sharing at CC&S.

  5. So pretty Chrissie, never thought to mix up my glitters! Love the colours:)
    Val x

  6. Fabulous card, Chrissie. I,too, forgot about mixing embossing powders.

  7. Beautiful Chrissie! Love your mix of elegant and grunge stamps ... makes for a gorgeous background to show off the delicate butterflies. Awesome! Thanks for the shout out! And thanks for playing again at Happy Little Stampers! xx

  8. Wow this is just stunning Chrissie! I love the mixed embossing...I may have to try that! :)
    Thank you for joining us at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week :)
    Lizy xx

  9. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Chrissie. Your softly feminine card is just gorgeous! I'm more of a silver person than gold but love how you've used it here. I've never thought to mix embossing powders before so will have to give that a go! Stef x

  10. A stunning take on Loll's card. It is a beauty! Feel free to link it to the Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge that Loll took inspiration from. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  11. Very classy card Chrissie, love that gorgeous embossing and the pretty butterflies ;) Viv xx


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