Fun with Embossing

I spent some time over the weekend going through all of my embossing folders and taking stock of what I have and what I felt like I was missing. Part of it was because I wanted to test my new Next Level 3D embossing folders from We R Memory Keepers. I only have three sets so far, but aren’t these things amazing?!!

Mel's Card Corner | Next Level Embossing Folders

I also wanted to see what I had in terms of snowflake options since holiday/winter card season is upon us. I was actually kind of shocked to discovered I had four different snowflake folders! Needless to say, I probably won’t need to buy anymore of those. LOL

Mel's Card Corner | Snowflake Embossing Folders

After playing around in my embossing folders and creating test pieces with so many of them, I decided I should make a card that actually features some embossing. I opted to use the Winter Flurry embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. One of the things I love most about Taylor’s embossing folders is they are 4.5″ x 5.75″ which means, unlike many other folders, they’re actually large enough to emboss a full A2 sized card front.

Now, on to the card …

Mel's Card Corner | Winter Wishes

I started by creating a top-folding card base using Glacier cardstock from Close to My Heart (CTMH). I then layered my embossed panel on top of that which was made from White Daisy cardstock also from CTMH.

The bear is from the retired Home for the Holidays stamp set from CTMH. It was their Stamp of the Month for October 2014, so it’s no longer available, unfortunately. It stamped it on White Daily cardstock using Glacier ink. I then cut the image out using the PixScan mat on my Silhouette Cameo. There is a coordinating cut file for this image on the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, but I didn’t think about that until after I had already stamped it, so it was just easier to cut it using the Cameo at that point. That also gave me the ability to do a 0.01″ internal offset which ensured I wouldn’t have any random bits of white showing along the edges, too.

Mel's Card Corner | Winter Wishes

I adhered the bear stamp to the card using some Scotch 3M foam tape. To dress it up a bit more, I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to all of the snowflakes. I also used my R000 Copic marker to add a bit of pink to his little cheeks.

Mel's Card Corner | Winter Wishes

To finish up the card, I added a sentiment on a scrap bit of the Glacier cardstock and embossed it in white. The stamp is from the retired “To You and Yours” stamp set from last year’s CTMH catalog. I cut the fishtail end using a 1″ square punch and then adhered it to the card using more of the foam tape.

I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

Until next time …

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UPDATE: My card was selected as a Favorite in the Little Red Wagon challenge. 🙂

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5 comments

  1. Lin says:

    What a darling card, Melissa, I love it! Have always been a bear lover, and this is a sweet one! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Mandy says:

    I absolutely love the embossing you did!!!! And your card is so cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon this week!! 🙂

  3. Lesley La Grenouille says:

    Wow! You sure have some fancy embossing folders! Those WRMK next level ones are amazing and I love your pretty Christmas card. The fancy framework around your cute bear with his clever negative stamping works beautifully with your sentiment against the snowy texture. Thank you for playing along with the Saturdays this week at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Lesley

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