Thursday, November 19, 2015

Double Embossing and Orange Poppies


I loved the double embossing technique so much that I taught it at card class this month.
This time I used a floral embossing folder as the letter press, using Broken China DI, then, as it had bubbled again and was noticeable, I re-did the panel using Memento Blue Danube dye ink.
The second embossing was a diamond folder to give a real contrast to the soft shapes in the letter press.

The poppies were water coloured after stamping, and the sentiment gold embossed beside the image.

The final detail after matting with a soft purple layer were the rhinestones - and I couldn't stop at the accents on the image panel, but added them to the letter-pressed flowers too.

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  1. Love the double embossing on this Maxine! Just beautiful.

  2. great choice of your embossing folders and colours Maxine. I haven't done this for quite awhile.

  3. Beautiful creation today gorgeous image , embossing folder and added beauties.xx
    { aNNie}

  4. Double embossing technique look fun Maxine...I loved your coloring skills and the golden embossing looks great! :)
    Suchi xx

  5. Love the technique you used on the background Maxine and the blue works so well as a backdrop for those gorgeous orange flowers! hugs :)

  6. Maxine, The gold embossing is always so regal. The poppies and LP flowers are lovely against that wonderful background. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  7. Beautiful card!! Love the double embossing. :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Little Red Wagon!!!!

  8. Such a cool effect you achieved with the double embossing! Beautiful image!! Gorgeous card!

  9. Just amazing what you have done with the double embossing! Looks fabulous!

  10. I love this soft and beautiful card! Your watercoloring is wonderful. I LOVE the double embossed BG.

  11. This looks amazing!! Love the double embossing and the pretty floral image! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  12. Love the double embossing Maxine - so effective, especially with the faux letterpress. Love that pretty image too. Great to see your cards happening again! :)

  13. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  14. Hi Maxine. I love your orange poppies and that beautiful blue background. You can't have too many rhinestones. I like a bit of sparkle. Hugs. Kate x

  15. Hi Maxine
    I always seen your smile on Dawn blog
    I am friend from Dawn since I knew her at Hero Arts Flickr
    are you there too I think so :)
    now about your card
    I love that embossed you did and the color you have choosen
    pretty coloring the main Image
    awesome made Maxine
    Many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
    we hope you join us again next week,
    Monika (DT member)

  16. Pretty card, thanks for sharing with Crafting for All Seasons!

  17. Very pretty birthday card and love the embossing. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination

  18. Oh my, this technique is so intriguing - I must try it. Your flowers are beautifully watercolored, and I love your design!! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  19. That double embossing is lovely and so are the watercolor poppies! Love these colors together!

  20. The double embossing is wonderful. I love the watercolor effects as well. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments. Julie, DT

  21. How creative Maxine. Beautiful work!! I like Ve how cards grow and take shape like that, true creativity. Shaz n Oz.x

  22. Gorgeous card and what a fantastic idea!

  23. This is a gorgeous card. LOve the embossing and bling, Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck, Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx


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