Monday, October 15, 2012

One-layer Thank-you

My 35th birthday was last week, and one of my presents was Cuttlebug's All-in-One embossing system, which I can use with my beloved Big Shot (more info here). Thanks Mom!!!  I really love dry embossing (adds so much texture & visual interest), and the chance to have a bit more control over the design was too good to pass up. I got one of their Font sets, so I just had to try the "letterpress" technique right away. Basically, you ink the letters and then deboss it. I think this came out really nicely for my first try.



I'm very happy with how easy it is to line up the paper in the All-in-One (with the help of blue/painter's tape of course!), making it possible to make this a one-layer card. The base was cut on my Cricut with A Quilted Christmas (another present; thank you Mom again, and Jo-Ann's for their sales and generous coupon policy!) The leaves are a ribbon, and I filled in the design with an orange glitter pen (Elmer's), so the inside is pretty too! Many thanks to Color Throwdown for their fabulous color combo this week, it really inspired me.

Here's another view:



Inspiration/Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Color Throwdown #213 - Melon, Lime, Pumpkin
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  One layer or CAS




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9 comments:

Shana Gaff said...

Great colors and I love the lacy look at the bottom! Thanks for playing at ATS&M this week!

Sue said...

Your ribbon and lacy cut outs are very pretty and a great result with the debossing! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More. Sue x

Nonni said...

A beautiful card! I like the red color inside the card, it's a great final touch! Thanks you so much for sharing with us at ATSAM this week, hugs, Nonni.

Broni said...

Now that's really neat!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown challenge this week!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is really pretty....the lacy bottom edge adds such an elegant touch!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Helen said...

what a beautiful card! Love the stencil on the inside.

Kylie said...

I love that lacy touch on the bottom of the card. Very elegant! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS&M! xx

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, CG! Love the fancy border and elegant design! Thanks for playing along in the Little Miss Muffet Simplicity challenge!

Frea said...

Great card, so effective. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Frea, DT Member LMM CHallenges