Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Unlimited Possibilities

Have you been searching for something just a little different than the norm for your cards?  You can make your very own embossed backgrounds in any design you wish with just a few die cut pieces, some cardstock and a crank of your Big Shot!  

I stumbled on this technique totally by accident quite a few months ago, then quickly forgot about it as I became busy with other demands.  Imagine my surprise when I started seeing many more unique creations using the same basic principle I thought I discovered!   hehehehe, just goes to show you that great minds really DO think alike! 

EMBOSSED LATTICEThis is a sample of my original “discovery” … I used the Lattice die and embossed it into the background panel.  I liked the end result so much that this became one of those cards I just couldn’t bare to part with, so tucked it away for safe keeping.  Evidently I created this card before the color renovation became official, so please forgive the use of retired product.  I felt it was a great example of this technique and photographed very well, so decided to include it in this post.

When I came across that card a few weeks ago, I decided it was a wonderful idea to teach to my club members.  This time I went with a more seasonal theme … snowflakes.


I chose to use the new Northern Frost decorative strip from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini, using several of the snowflakes and trimming some off at the edges of the cardstock.  I now have a new “texture plate” of my own that I can use over and over again!

And the finished product this design was used on?  Since one of their projects for the evening was a holiday themed item, I wanted to go with something just a little different.  I felt this design could be easily used as a non-traditional holiday card, with a bit of a vintage feel … or simply as a winter themed greeting card.



Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases, Serene Snowflakes
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls dsp
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Northern Frost decorative strip, Swirly decorative strip, Crochet Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, snowflake punch, 3/4” oval punch, photo corner punch, antique brad, linen thread


Yapha said...

What a great technique!! The possibilities are endless! Beautiful cards, too!

Adriana Benitez said...

Beautiful technique results and finished card. The ribbon/snowflake detail is gorgeous!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So purty! I love the rosette/flower!

Tanya Boser said...

Beautiful. Love the texture.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Very, very pretty Joyce--and I love your bow!

Shelley said...

I love this technique but had forgotten about it. Can't wait to try it again. Your card is just gorgeous!

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