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Matelasse cards & a winner

I have a couple of cards made using die cuts today but first the winner of last Monday’s giveaway from The Foiled Fox. Thank you to The Foiled Fox for the gift certificate and thank you to everyone who participated. I enjoyed reading what is on your wishlists.
The winner is pansy47  who commented:
“I can’t seem to pick a favorite, but if I could it would be a die of some sort….background, words, scalloped rectangles, etc.”
Congratulations Pansy47, I will email you with the details and you will need to pick a favorite or two!
I came across a card recently with a completely embossed background like the one above. I was reminded that I can use my dies for embossing as well as cutting. After playing around with several dies I’ve decided the most impressive for this technique are the intricate ones that I don’t always reach for when cutting because of all the tiny pieces that have to be pressed out of the cardstock or die. As an embossed background I think it looks just like a matelasse quilt with all the quilting done on one colour fabric in the same colour thread. I added to my background a collection of flowers and leaves cut from a watercolour panel painted with scarlet brusho. If you haven’t embossed with your dies before just search ’embossing with dies’ to see how to do it with your particular die cut machine. To get a good impression I spritzed water on my watercolour paper first before putting it through the machine.
Supplies
Also: Tombow adhesive dots
Paper: hot and cold pressed watercolour paper
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8 Comments on “Matelasse cards & a winner”

  1. Pat says:

    Two fabulous cards Heather. I love the pink/red colours that come from the red shade of Brusho and the die cuts mounted so prettily over that wonderful embossed die which has given a great all over pattern to the background, and it does indeed look like quilting. x

  2. Clelie says:

    Years ago, I ironed vintage clothing/lace/fabric for a wonderful little vintage shop. It was like a treasure hunt every time I reached into the ‘ironing bag’ to pull out my next project. I haven’t seen matelasse since I worked there and was amazed how perfectly you recreated its beauty on paper!!! Amazing! I must try this…am assuming you loaded the paper with dies and embossed with one pass through the machine? God bless that wonderfully creative-brain of yours…thanks for all the ‘Play’ you inspire for all of us! ♥♥♥

  3. Congratulations to Pansy47! Beautiful cards – love the gorgeous Brusho coloured flowers on the fabulous embossed backgrounds. xxx

  4. maureenchandler says:

    These cards are so pretty!! I need to use my embossing folders more – thank you so much!

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    Congratulations to pansy47, enjoy your prize. These are two beautiful cards Heather. I find all the flowers and leaves die cut from the same coloured watercoloured panel so very elegant. Thank you.

  6. Lindsey says:

    A perfect description for your background! Very pretty, feminine cards.

  7. jmhave44 says:

    The background does indeed look like the matelassé bedspread, and how brilliant to think of this! The grouping of the pink flower dies in the corner…ah, just beautiful. While I always love your sponging and w/coloring, I love this one too!!! TFS & thanks for the idea of embossing with several dies. I’ve only tried embossing with the cover dies! Hugs


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