Sunday, November 11, 2012

Roman Bath & American Ink

So I had a little "retail therapy" at JoAnn's yesterday, and bought one of Cuttlebug's gorgeous new embossing folders with matching border folder, the Roman Bath one. I thought it would work nicely to stamp with too, and it is! Well, it's not exactly stamping, you just rub ink on the raised portion and emboss, but I really like the effect.

I just had to try this week's sketch at Annabelle Stamps, it's so interesting. Their DT projects are amazing, but I ended up interpreting the sketch much more literally. Many thanks for the inspiration!

The circle design is a stamp I received in a random pack of unmounted rubber stamps I won in a contest. They are so beautiful. I'm out of foam, so I stamped this very "professionally" by stepping on it! I inked the stamp, put it on a mat and put the whole thing on the floor, put my paper on top, and stepped on it with the ball of my foot. Works every time!

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment with a DO Crafts stamp and used the border embossing plate to emboss the matching design over the sentiment. I then added the top border, one of my favorites from Annabelle Stamps.

Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Sketch*
Card Mania - Embossing
Charisma Cardz - Feeling blue
Everybody-Art-Challenge #212 - Embossing

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  1. Wow that's a great embossing folder you got. Just love the look with this stamp. Great job!

  2. Wonderful graphic effect. Magnificent realization. The inside is aslo beautiful as the outside. Good work ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  3. I Like embossing folder and the pretty design.Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

  4. What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges! Ani

  5. lovely blue card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  6. Retail therapy is my kinda therapy! *S* I love the effect of stamping with embossing folders and your card looks great!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. :)

  7. BEAUTIFUL card very well thoughtout beautiful colours ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  8. gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma :) Gemma x

  9. Love your card and with all the embossing...Perfect! Great job on using this sketch, gorgeous colours too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X


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