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Sunday 22 April 2012

Embossing at Fashionable Stamping challenges

Hi there, we've got a fab new challenge for you at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time my lovely teamie Avril has challenged us to use 'Embossing', either heat embossing or dry embossing. I've used a bit of both on my card but before I get to the deets don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and find out about the fabby prize up for grabs from our generous sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts

For my DT card I've used a beautiful new stamp from  Chocolate Baroque's Madonna stamp sheet which has sadly just been retired . I've stamped the image with black archival ink on ivory pearl card and embossed with black detail EP. You can see the detail better in this pic

The bp  is from Prima Almanac collection, distressed with a craft knife and matted on black card with faux black pearls around the edge. I've mounted the image on one of my favourite spellbinders lattice dies designed by Sue Wilson, I really love these dies!
I've used some gorgeous delicate black lace with chalk white seam binding ribbon threaded through it. To finish off i've added some prima flowers and a fabby acrylic cabochon with a seam binding ruffle around the edge. I just love these cabochons, they were a real bargain from ebay :-)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Stampers: ribbon and lace
Craft your passion: die cuts/ punches
Crafts and Me: vintage
Crafts for Eternity : Something new
Crazy 4 Challenges: add black cardstock
Fussy and Fancy: punches/dies
Wags'n'Whiskers: anything goes

Its perfect crafting weather here at the minute, we don't seem to have had  a dry day for ages lol. I hope you're having a lovely weekend and get a some sunshine where you are. If you get chance do pop over and check out my teamies blogs, they are a such a lovely talented bunch of ladies and as always they've come up with some projects to knock your socks off!! 
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Claire, she is beautiful and the framing really suits her! Love the lace and cameo! Wonderful card. Well we hit 90 degrees today and it just cooked my flowers! They just bloomed and then got fried! Have a great Sunday!

  2. Hi Claire, I love the spellbinders lattice die that you have used! Another thing to add to my (it is a LONG list). Everything on this card is so balanced and makes it so beautiful to look at. Great card Claire.
    Dot x

  3. Absolutely stunning, Claire. I could take in the details for hours! Have a fab week. Best, Yvonne

  4. This is beautiful Claire. Love the colours and the stamped image is gorgeous. Fabulous embellishing too.
    Fliss xx

  5. A really gorgeous all the detail.
    Good luck and thanks for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
    Emma x

  6. Such a wonderful card, great images. Love the ribbon.

  7. A fabulous card Claire, love the backing papers and all the elements you have added to it.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. BEAUTIFUL!!! Claire, what a striking make, so feminine and romantic - stunning! Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

  9. Claire, your design elements look fabulous on this wonderful vintage-looking card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  10. Hi Claire
    This is sumptuous, love your colour scheme, the stamping and that paper.

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  12. Fabulous card, beautiful colours... thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy, Hugs May x x x

  13. Wonderful card, love the design and the striking image.

  14. HI Claire

    Beautiful card - love the image and the colours and the layout is just fab too.

    Be back to see you soon

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

  15. So beautiful Clare. The bp is perfect for the image and I lurve the black lace and seam binding.
    Beryl xx

  16. Such a wonderful card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  17. Gorgeous card Claire, love the backing for the image, just perfect.
    Also, must say I love your Pan Pastel card.
    Avril xx

  18. Beautiful card Claire, love the background paper and the main image is gorgeous. Sue C x

  19. beautiful card.

    thanks for joining us at C4E, hope you join us soon again.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT Craft 4 Eternity

  20. A fantastic card with great details.
    xxx Ellie xxx

  21. This is one totally awesome creation the whole piece looks so regal.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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