Technique Blog Hop ~ Embossing is Back

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!


This month there are 11 consultants featuring the technique ~ EMBOSSING IS BACK!  This technique is featured on page 128 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  Embossing is a great way to add some interest to your projects and a little shimmer.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from HALEY DYER’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I love the stamp set Smiles Begin with You A1172 and the cover of the My Creations Mini Mix Album shown on pg 17 of the new Seasonal Expressions 2.  So I decided to make a card based on this cover using white embossing powder and black cardstock.

So Many of My Smiles ~ Thistle ~ Technique Hop ~ Embossing ~
I colored the Clear Sparkles with my Peony Purple ShinHan marker to make them puple.  For my next card I then decided I wanted to create one more using Kraft cardstock with the white embossing.

So Many of My Smiles ~ Blossom ~ Embossing ~ Technique Hop ~ #catscrapbooking.comI so love the new Blossom paper pack so it was the perfect choice to use with the Kraft.

Products used for these cards:

  • Papers ~ Blossom Paper Pack X7196B, Glacier Cardstock, Thistle Fundamental Paper, Black Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  • Extra Thick Twine ~ Glacier Z3039 and Thistle Z3040
  • Embellishments ~ Coral Reef Sequins Z3042 and Clear Sparkles Z1752

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto DARLYS RECKER’S Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!


Color Dare #124 ~ Glacier, Kraft and Daisy White

Welcome to a new year with Color My Heart Color Dare.  This year we are changing things up a bit, this year the colors combinations will include neutral if they are allowed.  The exceptions are black and white which can be used for sentiments and outlines unless otherwise noted.  This week for Color Dare #124 the colors are Glacier, White Daisy and Kraft.

Color Dare #124


These colors spoke to me of winter and with all the white on the ground I knew a snow scene was in order.  I pulled out a retired stamp set that I love ~ All Decked Out D1308.  I know embossing would be the perfect key to getting my white and a little interest.

Color Dare #124 ~ Glacier, Kraft and White ~

Color Dare #124 ~ Glacier, Kraft and White inside ~ catscrapbooking.comI could not resist photographing this card outside since it was a beautiful sunny day after a fresh snowfall.  The sky was so blue with that white snow.  I did have a little water get on the inside of the card at the bottom while photographing but it dried fine.  For this card I used the following products:

  • Cardstock ~ Kraft and White Daisy.
  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven (I only used the Zip Strip)
  • Embossing ~ White embossing powder, Versamark, Craft Heater
  • Stamp Sets ~ All Decked Out D1308 (retired), Shredding the Slopes D1603 and Hand Lettered Winter Wishes (Simon Says Stamp set)
  • Thin Foam tape

Now how about you giving it a try?  Just create your card, layout, or craft and hop on over to Color My Heart and link you creation HERE.

Happy Crafting!