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.
 

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



Thank you for visiting,

9 comments:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Cat's sCrap said...

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.
Catherine.

kenli said...

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

Ani said...

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

Allison said...

lovely blue card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Renate said...

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. :)

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

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

Gemma said...

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

Kylie said...

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