Double Embossed

double embossed

After I had tried the flourish from Baroque Motifs( the flourish is the whole reason I chose the set) I decided to see what I could do with the other stamps. The square motif reminded me of one of the cuttlebug folders so I decided to try and combine the two. I embossed the image in gold and then ran it through the cuttlebug three times, centering the the images each time. You can see the raised areas on the gold but not the cream. I sponged the upper and lower edges of the designer paper with Always Artichoke.


Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Inks: Versamark, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin designer paper
Also: Fancy Corners embossing folder, Gold e.p.,

A trio of minis

sunlit minis

For Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenge #27 last week she asked for rounded corners, that’s all, the rest was up to us. On my mini cards I tried adding rounded corners to the square images in the centre of the cards but it didn’t look right so I stuck with rounded corners for the card only. The cards are made from whisper white cardstock but look very creamy as I took the pictures in late afternoon sunlight and really liked the way the cuttlebug embossing stands out. For the dragonfly card in the centre I have used the negative side of the embossed cardstock, the others have the positive side showing.

Mini fruit

To create the little squares I stamped the images from Infinite Goodness in versamark and embossed in silver before colouring with blender pens dipped in ink. I then punched out a 1¼” square, then a silver square with the 1 3/8″ punch and finally a larger matte in a colour from the image. I think I will make a little pouch or purse for these and use them as a hostess gift.

Mini flower

Mini dragonfly


Stamps: Infinite Goodness
Inks: Versamark, Ruby Red, Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgandy, Cameo Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, Garden Green, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Ruby Red, Bravo Burgandy, Elegant Eggplant
Also: D’vine Swirls embossing folder, sterling silver e.p.

Simple flap challenge

flap card

For this challenge from Sharon at No Time to Stamp I wanted the aged look of an old cupboard door. I’m not sure that many cupboard doors start out Apricot coloured but I like the effect of the distressed embossing. This is my second finished cuttlebug project and I’m having fun with it.

To create the flap I embossed two flower images and then rubbed the choc chip and the pumpkin pie stamp pads directly over the embossing before sponging on some Encore gold ink. I sponged all the other layers with a choc chip and/or pumpkin pie ink. Under the flap I created an unsponged area by sponging over a rectangle of cardstock.
open flap card

side flap card


Stamps: One of a Kind
Inks: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin pie, Encore Gold
Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin pie, Apricot Appeal, Confetti cream
Also: Gold eyelets, Fancy Corners embossing folder

First cuttlebug card

first cuttlebug card

This is the first of many cards, I’m sure, that will be made with the help of my new Cuttlebug. My family took note of my many hints and gave it to me for my birthday. The effect of embossing is very classy. This card just shows a simple full background embossing folder but there are many techniques I will be trying.

I sponged around the edges of the card front with Mellow moss ink before attaching the embossed piece on raised tape. The berries are from a current SU hostess set Infinite Goodness and the sentiment from the Cherished Memories rub-ons.


Stamps: Infinite Goodness
Inks: Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Also: Two sided foam tape, D’vine Swirls embossing folder