Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Another couple of Arty Girlz challenges...

The current Arty Girlz challenge is to use embossing, and since I'm enjoying it so MUCH, I've created a couple more cards for it. It's a FREEZING COLD day here in Nova Scotia, such a perfect time to play in my happy space, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, looking out at the snow.

This card uses two Dreamweaver brass stencils. The sentiment was paste embossed, and the flourish heart was dry embossed. I also used the Dreamweaver black paste to spread over the pewter/foil heart from Magenta, to age it a little. I glued the heart and tiny flower waste from the punch on the dry embossed area with Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®. This card actually opens at the scallop-punched area.





For this one, I used a sentiment stamp from Quiet Fire Design, and a Dreamweaver brass stencil with gold embossing paste and Krylon 18 Kt Gold Leafing Ink from the shop at Scrapper's Haven, then applied Black Variegated Leafing to the paste embossed design.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

18 comments:

'Bella and Gabe said...

Absolutely lovely. You know how I love embossing paste and the varigated colors are fabulous!

~ Jennifer

Tiffiny said...

Very nice card.

Lisa Renéa said...

WOW! Elegant!!

crissi said...

Wow again Deborah i love these cards the fist one is very chic and the second is so darn pretty.
I love this embossing paste your using i have never tried it befor so its on my to do/buy list.
Thanks for joining in With Arty Girlz again and sharing your cards.

crissi xx

Julie said...

Deborah your cards are gorgeous I've never tried the embossing paste either but after seeing your cards it's a definite must have.

Thanks for joining in with Arty girlz again...looking forward to the next installment ;) xx

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, great embossing

Paula said...

These are fabulous. Love them both!!

Silvia said...

Beautiful work.

Mandy said...

I love the pink and the leafing! Very beautiful!

Yogi said...

Your black card with the leafing turned out beautifully.
Take care Yogi

Wanda H said...

Beautiful cards!!

SylviaB. said...

your cards are stunning!!! soooo wonderful! I especially love the black one! great work!!!

Tania said...

These are so elegant!

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, the swirl is STUNNING with the foil!! Love it! And the dry emboosed one is so elegant and feminine :)

sarahsart said...

Gorgeous cards

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Your pink card is really pretty - love the layers!

Kaz said...

love both, the black and gold is so classy and elegant. really beautiful work, and your setting sounds idyllic to me. I love the snow when you're in the nice warm house. :))

Susan said...

Sweet...darling...awesome. What a great card full of great texture and dimensions.
And Congratulations on over 10,000 posts on your site. It's a great blog...and a great place to visit.