Monday, January 12, 2015

Layered Embossing 2 - Updated Victorian Garden



"When addressed, a gentleman cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn't heard."
                                                              
---------May Sarton

  
Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another card using the Layered Embossing technique for the Mark's Finest Papers Challenge.  I am totally in love with this new-to-me technique where you attach your die cuts, etc to your cardstock before dry embossing, instead of afterwards.  I don't know why I never thought to try this on my own before!! 

I used DCWV - The Solstice Stack papers for my card today.  I gave the background a bit of subtle depth by stamping the word "NATURE"  from the MFP - Nature's Brushstrokes stamp set, using Distress Ink - Old Paper.  You'll be able to see it better in the photos  below. 




I attached one of the decorative elements from the Solstice Stack onto the stamped background and ran it through my Big Shot using my Darice Honeycomb folder.  This embellishment piece was pre-glittered and I wasn't sure how it would look after being embossed, but it turned out great. 

I sponged some Distress Ink - Crushed Olive lightly over the embossing to give it more contrast.  

The green glitter base under the sentiment is die cut from Inspired by Stamping - Fancy Labels 3 dies.  The sentiment is from MFP - What a Fox stamp set and stamped with Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn.



 You can see the "NATURE" stamped vertically on the background better in these photos.  I finished things up by adding a few butterflies from my stash and some Prima flowers layered together.



I really love how this card turned out.  When I got it finished, I thought it had kind of a vintage Victorian look to it....in updated colors.  What do you think?  

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Thank you, everyone, for all your wonderful comments!  Hope everyone is having a fun and crafty week!  

<3
Janis

 Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #244 - Layered Embossing
2. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge Jan 2015 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Something New

4. Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest - January 2015
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper January 2015 Challenge 



20 comments:

  1. Very pretty card Like how you used the honeycomb folder with the butterflies Thanks for sharing at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends...........................Lis

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    1. Thanks, Lis!! I was wishing I had a bee to add, but the butterflies were what I had on hand. Glad you like them. :)

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      Janis

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the shimmer it has! Very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa. I appreciate you stopping by on your rounds and leaving such a sweet comment.

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      Janis

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  3. Love the colorful papers you used; very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Blog challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Vickie!!! I have had a great time with this challenge!!!

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      Janis

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  4. What a beautiful card! LOVE the colors and shine--so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thanks, Mynn!! Your sweet comment is so much appreciated!!

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      Janis

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  5. Wow!!! Just a beautiful card!!! Love everything you have added and your embossing is great.
    Thanks for joining us this week at MFP Blog challenge.
    Jane

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane! Your kind words and visit mean a lot to me!!

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      Janis

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  6. Love all the colors in your card. Such a wonderful pick-me-up for a dreary day we are having. Thanks for joining us this week at the MFP/SFF layered embossing challenge.
    kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com
    MFP/DT

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    1. Thank you, Kren! Around this time of year, I am sooooooooo ready for some bright colors!! We are all getting a bit cabin crazy around here.....esp my 4 yr old granddaughter. Eeek!!! Spring can't get here too soon!!! lol...

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      Janis

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  7. Oh my gosh, you have been cranking out those beautiful cards these past couple of weeks! Trying to catch up to them all but I just keep going back to look at all the details and it's taken me awhile to finally leave comments. This was one technique I wanted to try myself but time got away from me and so I will have to see how you did it instead. I really like that glittered label with the added embossing. What a great effect! The butterflies you added and the flowers are the perfect embellishment. The best surprise is the subtle Nature sentiment stamping on the background that only registers subliminally but is a part of the whole.

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. I really love this layered look with the embossing. So much you can do to vary it from card to card. Thanks for mentioning the Nature stamp. I wanted to add another MFP stamp to the mix, but wasn't sure how it would work. I ended up liking it on the background.

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      Janis

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  8. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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    1. Thank you, Hazel. Your patterned paper challenges are such good motivation for using my stash!!! Thanks for all the work you put into your site!!

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      Janis

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  9. Lovely Birthday card Janis! :) Thank you for sharing on January 2015 Artistry Challenge. Winner of January's goodie bag will be announced on February 15, 2015.
    Melissa - Vandicrafts

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa!!!!!

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      Janis

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  10. This card is so fun. I love the shimmer and the garden scene feel to it. I'm so glad you're enjoying this technique. I'm loving your take on it. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

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    1. Thanks, Christine!!! I almost feel like there should be some fairies or something in this Victorian garden. :)

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      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis