Saturday 6 March 2021


Good Morning and welcome to the weekend....time to get crafting.
This is a simple card to make using an embossing folder for the background.  
It's great when we can extend the uses for the tools we already have in our stash and I know that so many of us have embossing folders.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a white panel.  I rubbed some Peacock Feather and some Salty Ocean Distress inks over my opened embossing folder, sprayed with water, then pressed onto my panel.  **you will get different looks depending on what side of your embossing folder you ink onto**
  • When the panel was totally dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the flowers from Unity over to the side with some black Versafine Clair ink.  This set has some of the best flowers in it.  I bought it years ago but it is still one of my go to sets for flowers.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession down the other side with the same black ink but clear embossed it so the words would pop against the blue background.
  • I splattered some black over the flowers with my Posca pen, then mounted the piece onto some blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

 Thanks so much for coming by for a visit and have a great weekend!

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Insightful Meadow (Unity); Words and Idea (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Distress inks
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Canada)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Honeycomb eb folder (Sizzix); 
clear embossing powder


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the background, the flowers and the beautiful quote, another Stunning card Karen.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and it is amazing how we can implement an embossing tool into a stamping tool too.

I Card Everyone said...

Wonderful words, beautiful home for them, Karen!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! Fantastic technique to achieve watercolor backgrounds. I’m glad to see it’s with embossing folders. It’s a beautiful card!

Bonnie said...

You got beautiful results with that embossing folder, Karen! The image is so crisp! Love these flowers and the perfect sentiment to go with them!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully design Karen, such a lovely floral silhouette and your background colours are lovely, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful watercolored folder background, stamped silhouette flowers and wonderful stamped and heat eb sentiment, Karen. TFS your card and the details. Love and Hugs...Nancy

DBoss said...

Love everything about this , so well done

Susan said...

You have the best collection of sentiment stamps, Karen! Love this one. Great embossing folder stamped background - in gorgeous colours. You've reminded me to do some embossing folder stamping as I haven't done it for a while.

Glennis F said...

Another beautiful card Karen, I love how you have done the background

Christine Alexander said...

your embossing folder print background looks awesome Karen. Great backdrop for your silhouette flowers :)

Pat said...

This is a great technique inking up an embossing folder and love the blue tones and the beautiful black silhouette flowers and sentiment ovr the top, and framed perfectly with the added blue mat Karen. A wonderful card. x

Loll said...

Beautiful card Karen. I have not used this embossing folder technique for a while. It's so amazing! Especially love the honeycomb design. xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

This is a technique I'd forgotten about! Makes a wonderful card, xoxo

Silke said...

So very sweet and lovely! So glad you have shared this with us at Challenge Up Your Life. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry.

Stampin with Liz Design said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your blue background! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Cafty hugs Linda