Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hello Sweet Friend

Hi All!!
Time for the new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
and Lisa is our hostess and she has chosen the challenge
to use NO designer papers.
Now that sounds easy, but I think I almost always, always
reach for my papers, how about you?

However, my very first thought was to use an embossing folder.
I have purchased about 6 of the Spellbinders 3D folders
and never think to get them out and use them.
Crazy on my part as they are so beautiful!!

The 3D embossing folders emboss very, very deeply.

I basically taped the card stock inside the embossed side of the folder,
spritzed lightly with water, then ran my Distress Ink pads over
the 'debossed' side to add the colors you see.

There is a wonderful video of this here
if you would to see how it is done.

I used Spellbinders Labels 34 for the center, 
leaving the original panel in the folder and taping
the die cut over the center,
once again using my inks on just the middle section
of the debossed folder, then ran it through my Big Shot.

I just love how it turned out, so beautiful, yet so easy.
This was a great challenge as it made me get those folders out and put in use!

I hope I have inspired YOU to think outside the box and join in
our challenge at "The Sisterhood"....
head on over and see all the beautiful creations the 'sistahs' have created!

Entering the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG/Family Friendly
Crafty Dee Bowz .... ATG With A Handmade Bow
Scrapy Land .... ATG
Crafting For All Seasons .... Add Some Embossing

Products used:
Inks: Distress Ink shaded lilac, old paper, spun sugar
embossing folder:  SB Labels 34 Medallion
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 34
Stamp: SU Six Sided Sampler
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooooh, Diane,this is indeed beautiful I love the inks on the Embossing folder. Haven't heard of the 3D ones. I've joined you blog too, and hope you might pop over to mine too. I've come over from WAW.
Brilliant design combinations on your card, too, love the subtle tines...
..... and no, I don't always use DP in fact have to make meslef use it ;) we're all different.
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Darlene said...

This is just gorgeous Diane! I love those embossing folders and don't use them enough either! Love the soft color and that ribbon is beautiful! Absolutely perfect creation! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card Diane!!!
Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge with this crafting gem!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, wow WOWOW! Diane, they are amazing! I think I have two - I need to get them out! HOW INCREDIBLE DETAILED AND GORGEOUS! Can you see me jumping up and down? Could this be any more beautiful? I don't think so! I love the soft distressing around the edges. I never think of inking my folders, and what a difference it makes. BEAUTIFUL, Miss Diane! Love it! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! hugs, de

Vickie Y said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card; love all the detail.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Diane!! The embossing is amazing!! I can't believe how deeply it etches!! So have to get some of these 3D folders!! I love the pretty colors and the fabulous pink bow!! Gorgeous card my friend!! I hope you are having some of the beautiful weather we are today...sunny, 80's!! It's supposed to rain again tonight and then the next few days but for a little while, it's perfect :) Oh, I almost forgot to thank you for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathy Krug said...

I am running to my craft room to get my three d embossing folders out. Absolutely beautiful. From the comments I think you have inspired more than one of us.

Leslie Miller said...

No way that was done with an embossing folder! You're making that up! Seriously, I thought the background was an incredibly intricate die cut and I kept reading and reading trying to figure out where the embossing was and when you were going to mention the die cut background. This is SO GORGEOUS! If there's a better way of inking embossing folders than what I've been trying without success, then I want to see it so I'm going to watch the video. Mine don't come out worth a darn, but I've never tried anything with taping and spritzing. I have some Spellbinders embossing folders, but not the 3D. Bet they'd look amazing with my Neenah 110 lb. Guess you know what I'm looking for on my next trip to the local paper crafts store. Wow! Love the distressed edges, too. Okay, I'm done now. Have a good day!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Diane. I love the soft, elegant, clean feel of the white with pink bow. It's fabulous. You're a sweetheart, and I'm so grateful to have you share your talents with us. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Ros Crawford said...

I rarely use papers now so maybe I should join in! Wonderful card Diane ... so pretty!

Gail said...

Stunning creation - lots of great techniques and so beautiful! Thank you for linking up at WAW this week - where you can enter 5 challenges the first week then starting May 18 you can link up 5 more~ best wishes on the win! Gail Scott WAW DT

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge blog ,good Luck !
Maryvonne - DT Member

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful embossing with those 3D folders! What a gorgeous effect! thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. Hugs! Sara Emily Guest DT

Valentina Ivanova said...

Wow! It is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons Challenge. Good luck :)
Hugs, Valentina

Donna said...

Stunning card Diane. Those embossing folders are just lovely. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!