Friday, May 11, 2012

you're not the (EM) boss of me!

because this fortnight ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ is the (em)boss of me: we've been making cards that incorporate either heat- or pressure-embossed textures and i have to say that our fellow belles--who absolutely ALWAYS rise to every challenge we think up--seem to be especially inspiring at the moment, so why not hop over to the gallery and check it out?!

but first, here's my second card, for which i've used a couple of different cuttlebug embossing folders, one of which (the floral one, in addition to the oval nestie mat!) came from miss leslie's awesome blogiversary candy which i was lucky duck enough to win a couple of weeks ago!

 (patterned paper: cosmo cricket, basic grey, 7 gypsies, echo park, sassafras, pink paislee; kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; cardstock pointsettia sticker: basic grey; fabric poinsettias: prima; sentiment rub-ons: tps studio; scallopy trim: crate paper; pearls: kaiserkraft; oval and fancy dies: nestabilities; embossing folders: cuttlebug; edge punches: ek success and fiskars; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)

speaking of luck and winning and being super-excited, i was thrilled to have my mother's day tulips card in the super six over at card patterns last week, an honor for which i thank those inspiring ladies most heartily! so of course i couldn't wait to have a go at their latest sketch (#164). i went with landscape instead of portrait, ovals instead of circles, and pointed my little sentiment pennant the wrong way, but other than that was completely faithful:

as far as the "embossing" part goes, irl this thing has texture galore, but since you can only see it via my typically mediocre photos* i thought a closeup might help you to see that i used the floral plate on the top oval mat, then highlighted the effect with a little bit of shimmery chalk and a verrrrrry thin (.01 i think) copic outliner; the polka dotty kraft colored band has also been embossed--with dots--and chalked:

and now i cannot wait to see what YOU will do, so head over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and link up some embossed goodness!

*of course, as always, darlings, you're all invited to pop by at any time and see it in person! just let me know, i'll have a fresh pot of coffee ready and everything! ♥♥♥


  1. So many layers and still so elegant. I just don't know how you do it! Love how you have worked your way up from those darker and subdued colours to the bright reds of the poinsettias.

  2. Congrats on your wins ... and this is another fabulous embossed card ... that spray of flowers is so lovely

  3. Congrats on your wins!! This card is ever sooooo LOVELY!!

  4. Beautiful! Love that background paper you used with this too.

  5. congrats and wowza..lovin' your card! Thanks for the happy mail:)

  6. Congratulations Lauren!!!

  7. Beautiful card! Love all the layers of flowers and the background looks great. Thank you for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

  8. beautiful card girl :) hum, don't see any embossing LOL

    congrats on your wins :)


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