Sunday, August 21, 2011

CAS-ually embossed.

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is: embossing!


In all honesty, this is my 3rd attempt at a card for this challenge.  I decided the first 2 that I made were pretty, but definitely not clean-and-simple.  I can't seem to heat-emboss without adding layers of stuff on top.  You'll see what I mean when I share the other cards... Anyhow, for this challenge, I dry-embossed instead:


I am so in love with this card... and my new camera lens :)  I added a 50mm lens to my Canon and the blurred background it gives is just the sweetest for photographing my cards... I can't wait to learn a bit more of what it can do!

The vintage cream cardstock (PTI) was embossed with an SU embossing folder.  It gives such a gorgeous texture!  I die-cut an angled label and stamped on it in tumbled glass distress ink with the coordinating image.  The sentiment is from a PTI mat stack set.  The same vine border that lays horizontally across the card was used to cut melon berry felt, and rolled into that scrumptious flower.  Nichole Heady showed how to create one on her blog - it's worth the effort!


27 comments:

  1. Really cute flower :)
    Super photo too! Congrats on your new lens!

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  2. Oh my, that flower is just gorgeous! I can't believe it's sold out.

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  3. That flower is really perfect on this card. I have to find that tutorial and give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Beautiful card! No wonder you love it. I like your new camera lens too!

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  5. Love your card. The embossing gives it an elegant look. Love the hint of blue.

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  6. I love this card, too! Really CAS and beautiful, with the perfect pop of color from that gorgeous felt flower.

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  7. Aww that's such a cute card! Love the simplicity and the felt flower! Looks great :)

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  8. Beautiful. I can't believe I missed the directions on making that flower. It's stunning. I love the simplicity of your card.

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  9. I LOVE this!! The felt and embossed background are perfect together!! It is one beautiful CAS card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. This is gorgeous. Love that flower!
    TFS
    Ang

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  11. Beautiful! That flower is gorgeous!!

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  12. Beautiful card...love that flower! Have fun with the new lens. The photo turned out great.

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  13. Super sweet card! Love the design and that yummy flower!

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  14. WANT one. This is so beautiful!

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  15. gorgeous! Going to have to try and make those flowers myself.

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  16. Elena, this is incredibly beautiful! A perfect example of how you CAN have layers and depth but still keep it CAS :) LOVE it :) Glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  17. WOW!! This is gorgeuos! I do love that flower! I love the color combo! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual fridays!

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  18. Oh my oh my, this is one spectacular and beautiful creation! I'm so happy you didn't give up! Wow! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. Wow, this is beautiful!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  20. Wow! Incredible!! Really really beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  21. Woohoo! Congrats on your VIP Club win at CAS-ual Fridays! Well-deserved!

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  22. Wow! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It is one of my favs! A big congrats on your VIP Club win. You deserve it!!

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  23. I love how that vine looks like a little picket fence taming the garden (flower!) It might just be my brain that sees that!?

    Congratulations on your VIP selection - it's well deserved :)

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  24. Holy moly! That flower looks incredible.

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  25. Beautiful creation!!! Well done

    Ali x

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