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:

  1. 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 :)

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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 ;)

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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!

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  14. Super cool, Kim! Fantastic design! Hugs xxx

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

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

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