Thinking Spring

Anything Goes Embossing With A Twist of THINK SPRING

THINK SPRING is the title for the latest challenge at CYHTP. For my card I used a cover plate die from Cutplorations a Stamplorations product. I cut it from white card stock and then using my Brutus Munroe stick and stamp mat I carefully sponged on the various colours which, to me, represent spring. After it was dry I added it to the black card front. Then I took an embossing folder from Craft Concepts, called In Bloom, along with a piece of shimmery vellum and I dry embossed the band. Even protecting it with some scrap CS didn’t prevent it from splitting a bit which was disappointing. After I attached this piece I took the sentiment strip which came from a gifted package of ephemera and attached it so that it hid the worst of the splitting. I shall have to play a bit to see how best to emboss vellum without damage. Any suggestions are welcome.

17 thoughts on “Thinking Spring

    1. Thanks a lot Judy. I don’t use vellum enough and yet when it is embossed it looks so nice. Splits easily though.


  1. The coverplate in spring colors over the black card base is really gorgeous. The embossed feature on shimmery vellum draws your eye to it and the sentiment strip. Great card for the embossing challenge.

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    1. Thanks – I was practicing with this die for another idea (not ready yet) and I loved the colours over the black CS.


  2. Love that lovely colored cover plate on the black background. I’ve always been afraid of dry embossing vellum but maybe I should give it a try.

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    1. Thanks Gerry, I think it would work best on thick heavy vellum. Mine was a more delicate kind.


  3. Sometimes vellum is just a pain to work with, but this looks great. I’ve heard misting lightly with water before running through sometimes helps. I think just a little less pressure works best. I still have it split frequently, as I forget to lessen the pressure until afterwards, of course. This is a beautiful card.

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    1. I have trouble dry embossing as I never seem to get the right pressure and occasionally can’t get anything to go through. Glad you like my effort here.


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