Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Pretty Flowers Happy Birthday Card Using Pressure Embossing. Crafty Collaborations Technique Challenge Blog Hop. June 2021

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

Today I'm taking part in the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop and this month we are all focusing on Pressure Embossing. I will have to admit it's something I tend to forget about doing, maybe because my machine is out of sight - I'm terrible at overlooking embossing folders.

So, today I have really really pushed myself and have used TWO embossing folders... Painted Textures for the background and the flower and leaves come from the Pretty Flowers embossing folder


Soft Suede Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 5 5/8~" x 3 7/8"

1pc - scrap

Fresh Freesia Card Stock


Pear Pizzazz Card Stock


Take the larger piece of Soft Suede and fold along the score line to create your card base. Add the basic white card stock to the inside.

Run the remaining piece of Soft Suede through the painted textures embossing folder in your Cut & Emboss machine. Take your white ink pad and gently and very lightly 'swipe' it over the card. This will get ink onto the raised areas and give that effect. you can make this as light of as heavy as you wish - just bear in mind that it doesn't dry as a solid bright white, especially against the darker card stock.

On a scrap piece of basic white, stamp the sentiment from Garden Birdhouses stamp set and then adhere diagonally across the top left hand side, trimmer off the overhanging edges so the the strip is flush with the card below.

Glue this panel down onto the card front.

Go back to your Cut & Emboss machine and this time, run a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock through the Pretty Flowers embossing folder, and do the same with a piece of pear pizzazz card stock.

Fussy cut some of the flowers from the Fresh Freesia and some leaves from the Pear Pizzazz, sponge these to pick out the detail and then arrange onto the card front using dimensionals and 

Finally stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of basic white and cut out using the double oval punch. lightly add some ink around the edges and dd to the card, tucking it under the flower. 

Thanks for joining me today, please take a look at the list below and continue to look through everyone else's creations for this Pressure Embossing Technique.

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  1. I love that you used two embossing techniques! Great card.

  2. Love the embossed background - lovely card x

  3. Great texture this technique adds to the card!

  4. Beautiful card!! Love the color combo!

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