Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sweet Summer in the Middle of Winter

What better time to think about sunshine and flowers than the dead of winter?  I know some of you have been dealing with this (and for that, you have my sincere sympathy):
Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net
So, don't let the winter blahs get you down - think about spring and summer!  The seed catalogs have started arriving at my house, and I can't wait to plan what to plant in next year's garden.
The embedded paper (a.k.a. 'inlaid embossing') technique was used on this card, and I really like it!  Just lightly glue punched or die cut shapes to your cardstock (the 2-Way Glue Pen works well for this), tuck it into an embossing folder, then run the whole shebang through your Big Shot.  Easy-peasy, and looks terrific!  I imagine this works better with embossing folders that have a tight design, like the Square Lattice EF that I used.

Stamps: Sweet Summer (FREE Sale-A-Bration set starts 1/25), You're a Gem (Occasions Mini, avail. 1/4)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Little Leaves die, Boho Blossoms punch, Basic Pearls, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Poly Ribbon


  1. Wow! That is so gorgeous! The embedded paper looks incredible with that!

  2. Beautiful!! I love the colors. Bright and cheerful for this rainy weather we've been having. What a neat technique. I'll have to try that sometime.

  3. Ok, that is cool! I have not seen the embedded paper technique before, but now I will have to try it out!

    <3 Thanks!

  4. Beautiful card! I hope it is warm when you are!!

  5. This card is just marveloussubeleg! This technique is a new one to me but I have that embossing folder and can't ait to give it a try.


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