Embossing Folders

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Lattice Elements

I finally had a little bit of time to sit down today and create something I could share with you all. The 2 earlier cards were actually the last of the 5 cards I made yesterday. The earlier part of today, after catching up on my ironing finally, was spent creating for my Secret Sister in our 3rd Round of our Secret Sister swap on Stampin’ Up in Oz. I won’t be able to share those creations though until after the reveal late April as I think she browses my blog from time to time and I wouldn’t want to spoil any surprise.

Next challenge up on my list is the ColorLab Color Challenge #28.






At first glance these colours make me think ‘Valentines’. Maybe it also has something to do with the hearts floating around in the test tubes and also that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (for those of us in Australia), but I’m kind of over all the ‘hearts’. There’s only one man in my life that needs a Valentine’s card and I already have more than that so I’m not making another…….sorry but I’m not.

So what else to make with these colours????

There’s a lot of cards floating around on blogs at the moment where images have been stamped, or punched pieces added to some cardstock and then put through the Big Shot using a Textured Impressions plate. Those that I have seen look great so I thought I’d give it a go myself, but just the stamped one.

I decided the lovely flower image from Elements of Style might work well for this and even though I feel it’s a very simple card I love the effect it creates.

I was going to add some retired Kraft taffeta ribbon but I didn’t like it. I also tossed around for a while with whether to layer the sentiment on Real Red or Crumb Cake scallop oval punch. In the end I think the Real Red looked nicer.

I’m still not sure if it needs something in the lower right corner. Maybe if I remade it I’d place the flowers at a different angle.

So what do you think??

I’m just glad I could use that colour combo for a ‘non’ Valentine’s card………lol

Till next time…

Just Believe CASE

While doing a little blog surfing the other day I came across this gorgeous card on Bron Heslop’s blog. I knew I just had to CASE it.

So here it is…..

I’ve changed the colours, the sentiment and left off the Rhinestones only to then realise I used 3/8” Taffeta ribbon instead of the Organza like Bron.  I’ve used Regal Rose on this card.

I don’t mind it with the Taffeta but decided to make another with the Organza and see which I preferred.

I’ve changed the colours again. This time I’ve used Concord Crush. The sentiment has been changed back to the original one that Bron used.

In the photo the Organza looks white but in real life, to me anyway, it isn’t as white as the Whisper White card.

So I’m still undecided. They both look nice though.

I needed some cards to send out for a yahoo group I’m in and as this card if very quick to make up I thought it would be perfect. I didn’t want them all the same though so I’ve used different colours and different ribbons. They all have the same sentiment though and that is ‘thinking of you’.

For these one’s, if I had a coordinating ribbon (current or retired) I’ve used that on the card and if not I’ve just used the 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta.

The colour son these 3 are Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Regal Rose.

I’ve gone with In-Colours on these 2 using Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.

For the final colour combinations I’ve gone with Daffodil Delight and Real Red.

I think I really like the coordinated ribbon ones even more…..

What’s your preference?


Till next time….