Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Catered Crop: Make an Impression

The current challenge at Catered Crop is to make an impression...with embossing!!

I was all over that one - I have a large drawer of embossing folders and new ones just keep finding their way into my house!  As I was paging through them, I realized I wanted to do more than just an embossing folder (because I do that all the time) - either lots of folders on one card, or a different technique - then I froze a little because I'm not one to come up with my own ideas. So I spent some time organizing my desk and saw a scrap of paper that had diagonal stripes with a few going a different way - the light bulb came on!  Did I get enough shadow on the card so you can see the strip that changes direction!!??  (I have the worst time photographing embossing on a card - if I get the shadow off of it so it's a nice white card, the embossing "disappears".)

Hello with stripes

If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to head over to Catered Crop.  I love the Pinterest board that's included with each challenge - so many great ideas.  There's over a week left on this challenge - so you still have time!
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words: Hello
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Limeade ice, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz
  • Ink: black
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Hello die, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, misc sequins

17 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So cute!

mypapercraftworld said...

Yum-my, love the change of direction embossing that draws the eye to the hello dressed in the most luscious colours ... the sequins are gorgeous! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Yay Kim, so glad you tried something outside the box for you. It is brilliant and shows up perfectly in the photo. Love the multicoloured hello. Need to try that.

Happy Dance said...

Killer sweet!! What a clever idea to reverse the strip. Beautiful color choices for the hello and background. Sequins finish off your card perfectly too. Great card. Lalalove it. Bev

Lisa said...

FUN FUN FUN!!! I love the way you embossed this Kim and the bright pink sequins are so sweet. I just bought my first two embossing folders LOL...little late to the game I think ;)

Carol L said...

The diagonal embossing is such an original and unique idea, and it shows up very well in your photo! I also love the varied colors on that bold sentiment too! NJ on this one!

Ginny said...

Beautiful embossing! I love the diagonals going in different directions. Totally awesome card!

Linda Callahan said...

Embossing and white are so hard to photograph for sure but you did it beautifully! And the card is fabulous - you have a great eye for design!

Kim Heggins said...

FABulous card Kim...love your embossing folder too, I seem to have that same problem and need to find a solution for it, but then again, maybe not. Kim, your cards are always so stunning and I love visiting your blog for inspiration.

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness how wonderful to come up with this idea .. kinda …Serendipity I love the way you have the lines going the opposite way sure makes the card! Love it!

Suze Bain said...

Oh yes Kim, it works so well as the sentiment is slightly slanted that way too, Great thinking! Love the bold colours against all that white too. Xx

Christina said...

Clever, clever use of that folder, Kim! The change in direction of stripes is so striking and really keeps your eye lingering around the gorgeous sentiment. Brilliant!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another amazing design from you, Kims! Your photograph turned out well; no trouble seeing the embossed lines going in (genius)different directions. Thank you for the link to the challenge! I don't remember seeing that one before.

Tracy said...

LOL Well your embossing sure shows up a lot better than mine did. :-) It looks wonderful. So much texture and the multicolored sentiment really pops. Fantastic card for the challenge Kim! Hugs!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Super cool, Kim! Fantastic design! Hugs xxx

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious!!! What a cool idea. I love it.

mayholicraft said...

Every time I see your card, I do WOW! I wish I could know where your creativity comes from. Simply gorgeous card! xo, May