Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CASF #16: Embossing

Yeah...I've been really busy and haven't had a ton of time to blog, so I'm doing it a lot for the next few days and then I'll probably have to take another break. Being back to full time employment (working with special needs children) is wearing me out!

Anywho, this little post is about the CASual Friday #16 challenge--embossing!!!!! I LOVE embossing--dry and heat! I think it makes a simple card look incredibly elegant! So, I was really excited to use BOTH techniques on my card!

Here it is!
I used dry embossing on the card itself and heat embossing to create the golden plant life. I had this card haunting my dreams the night before I made it. I wanted to make a sunset card and use clear blocks to do ink blocking to create the sunset and then emboss the plant life on top. I think it turned out quite nicely! I especially love the sentiment.

Here's a closer look of it:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you taking a look at my card! Thanks for another great challenge, CASual Fridays! Can't wait for the next one!!! Happy embossing!


Sian Ridley said...

Wow! That turned out fabulously!! I've not tried ink blocking.....hmm!!? :)

What a lovely card, embossing is the way forward! Ive been making cards in one form or another for as long as I can remember and I'll be honest, I was always opposed to stamping because I considered it cheating to stamp something that could be hand drawn! However, I was swayed in january of this year because of embossing!! I haven't looked back since! :)

Michele Gross said...

Oh its beautiful! I love the gorgeous panel you created and I'm so glad you are having fun with us :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for the sweet comments, ladies! :)

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!