Thursday, 25 August 2011

Embossing ... or rather 'debossing'

John ordered me some Dreamweaver stencils for my birthday and they arrived this morning. I'd already got some embossing paste ready for using with them, but decided not to try this today as there is still chaos here with the bathroom being done and didn't want to bother to get bowl of water to put stencil in.

So, instead of using embossing paste, I decided to use the swirls stencil with my cuttlebug - followed the 'sandwich' I found here - and it worked brilliantly ... except that I put the embossed dotted card in the wrong way round, so I ended up with debossing on the right side instead of embossing, but I wasn't go to waste it, so I distressed the whole area by swiping it with stazon blazing red - so the debossed swirls didn't pick up the ink colour. I quite like it (although next time I'll try to remember to put the card the right way up).

The pink spotted paper is My Mind's Eye quite contrary summer and the ribbon is from stash, long forgotten about. The little sentiment is difficult to see here - it is 'just for you' - it was originally white and I swiped with blazing red and buffed for the silver to show through.

I rounded the corners for Pals paper arts 108 elements of style - soften the edges.

And the colour was inspired by the Lollipop ladies embossed cupcake picture:

The monochrome pink is also for:

Tanda teaser 178: monochrome
Truly scrumptious 64: rocked up pink

Also for:

365 cards day 178: buried deep - new stencil and 'never used' before backing paper
DDH week 13: dry emboss
Simply create 50: time to distress
Shopping our stash 14: red or ribbon or roses
Ribbon girl: project that features ribbon
Kaboodle 81: ribbons
Crafty sentiments: ribbons & bow
CropStop 34: anything goes
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Digi doodle 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes


  1. Wow! That is really how it turned out!
    Thanks for playing along at Make it Monday! (Again! Are you sick of me yet? LOL!)
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  2. OOO! I love both of these projects! The pink is beautiful. The cupcake looks good enough to eat and the flourish is fab! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop "Anything Goes" Challenge!

  3. You've been busy again! This turned out beautifully, I think sometimes doing something "wrong" produces result that are worth stashing away for future reference and doing again on purpose!

  4. If I remembered how I made my mistakes in the first place, I could make lots of good lovely Hazel.

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Oh this is lovely, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

  6. HAZEL!!! Can we say GORGEOUS!!!!!! I LOVE The way you (de)bossed this card. The pink really stands out beautifully.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Emboss It Challenge!

    Heather D.

  7. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create this week

  8. I love the way this has turned out hazel and your ribbon goes so well with the spotty paper.
    Sue x

  9. This is really pretty Hazel, I love that swirl xx

  10. What a fun technique. I love how it turned out. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
    Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

  11. What a happy accident.This turned out so pretty.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. The card has turned out well, pretty ribbon.

  13. Just beautiful Hazel!!
    Thanks for joining the Lollipop Ladies this week :)

  14. Fab creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Love the embossing and the sooo pink creation. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  16. Wow! What a great card! I’d love to get this!! I saw you on Make It Monday!
    Karen C

  17. Looks so beautiful !


  18. Fun technique! I'm doing this more myself these days.

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    (Psst: Please remember our limit of 13 challenges, SOS + 12 others. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any give-away weeks. :) Thanks!)

  19. Beautiful card,love your idea...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  20. Love the embossed/debossed! very coool!

    Thanks so much for joining in at The Lollipop Ladies!

  21. Oh I love the embossing..
    thank you for joining us at CropStop Blog Challenge

  22. FANTASTIC! Love this idea! I am always happy to see what you have come up with each week! Thanks for joining us at

  23. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  24. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl this month, we hope to see you again soon

  25. This is the way you have echoed the debossed icing with your card....

    Thanks for another great entry into the Tanda Teaser!

  26. This is so beautiful! Love your dry embossing! Thanks for joining in at The Lollipop Ladies!

  27. Lovely card
    thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  28. Hi Hazel! This is another GORGEOUS CARD! I can't count how many times I have embossed the wrong side of a card! I love how you sponged over it and made it pop perfectly! I will have to remember that! It's simply beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our "Emboss It" challenge.
    Hugs, Sheryl

  29. Another great card Hazel, I love embossed card, thanks for joining us again at DDSC.

  30. Such a beautiful dotted pink card. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina

  31. What a really amazing creation this is. I love what you have done here. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC this week for our Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs. KraftyKaren.x

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  33. Hazel,
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey!


  34. a fab creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments! Gemma :)

  35. What a fun technique! I really like that ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

    JanR - AiF dt

  36. Another pretty card this week from Hazel! Love how you sponged the image and how perfectly the ribbon matches! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!

    True :D

  37. Thanks for posting to the PPA Challenge. You "softened the edges" with lovely shades of pink and new techniques! Pals Paper Arts Design Team

  38. looks great - love the swirl combined with polka dots!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  39. A gorgeous card, beautiful swirl!
    Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
    hugs, Marlies

  40. Super cute car card and the rest!, thanks for playing at HERE COME THE BOYS.
    Hugs Di


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