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Jul 8, 2023

Allsorts Challenge: Embossing Folders

It's time for a new challenge already at Allsorts and Liz is hosting this week with her optional theme of Embossing Folders. Hope you'll join us for your chance to win. We have prizes from Oakwood, Sizzix, AALL and Create and Craft Stash so don't miss your chance!! As mentioned it's an optional theme so all of your new creations are welcome. 

I used the Penny Black stamp Dancing Daisies although they look like Black Eyed Susans to me and therefore I tried to ink up the stamp in the colors of those flowers. It's an older stamp so I don't have a link but Penny Black does have many other beautiful floral cling stamps. The stamping platform always comes in handy when using these brushstroke stamps as I get to add layers of colors. Maybe I added a bit too much Rusty Hinge here but my distress markers are barely working anymore so I had to use a full sized ink pad instead. I thought about investing in a full set of mini distress ink pads now that the markers are no longer available and those would be easier to control than a full size ink pad. 

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Sentiment is from the Penny Black set Blooming Sentiments. I layered the image/sentiment panel onto some mustard colored cardstock (a retired Stampin Up color) and added green jute twine by May Arts. I've had this argyle style embossing folder for a long time probably from Cuttlebug. I'm not too creative with my embossing folders so I simply used the folder with white card stock and layered the image panel onto it for a CAS style card.

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  1. I've often thought the same about the name of this PB Ellie, would even get away with it as Sunflowers. But it's a beautiful stamp and your card so sunny and welcoming, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping July challenges.

    B x

  2. Ellie this is exquisite - love the way you have used the embossing folder behind that fabulous image

  3. Wonderful card, Ellie. The flower stamp is beautiful and the embossing makes a great background. xx

  4. Beautifully stamped susans and they do look like they certainly could be either. XOX

  5. Fabulous and elegant card;-))m

  6. What a beautiful card.

  7. Fabulous!! Love so much the effect of the layered colours!!

  8. that's a great image, suitably enhanced by the lovely embossed background xx

  9. This is so beautiful and looks wonderful on the CAS background ef. I've also found the brushstroke stamps so much easier with the stamping press!

  10. Thanks also for sharing at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping July challenges.

  11. Beautiful card Ellie! LOVE your gorgeous dancing daisies ... they definitely look like Black-eyed Susans and could also pass as Coneflowers too! Very versatile! Great design with your pretty embossed background and the framing of your main panel. Loll xx

  12. I absolutely love this floral card and how you coloured it. Very elegant EF used in the background too. C

    1. That C at the end of my comment is meant to be an X !!!!

  13. A beautiful, water-colour floral image and complimentary embossed background Ellie.

  14. The card is so pretty!

    Curated by Jennifer

  15. That is beautiful! I love it.

  16. The colouring is beautiful! Looks like they move in a bit of wind... Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations!

  17. This is wonderful, and the image is like a painting...gorgeous! Thank you for playing our "Stamp Act" Challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge. Have a Krafty Day!

    Leanne DT Member/KCC
    Krafty Chicks Challenge

  18. Anonymous04:06

    Stunning card Ellie, your colouring on that gorgeous stamp is exquisite
    Pauline xx

  19. Anonymous07:52

    love how you colored your daisies (aka blackeyed susans) and your card turned beautifully! thanks for sharing it with us at TicTacToe Challenge this week! wonderful card!!!

  20. Gorgeous coloring on this cone flower image. Love the water color feel to the image.

  21. Your flowers are super gorgeous and the embossing adds the perfect amount of eye catching texture! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  22. Eine wundervolle Karte, liebe Ellie. Diesen Sonnenhutstempel habe ich auch, er ist traumhaft schön, in Deiner Farbwahl habe ich ihn allerdings noch nie verwendet.

    Sommerliche Grüße
    von Anke

  23. Beautiful card - fabulous stamping!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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