Friday, 4 February 2011

Phindy's Place Challenge #41 - Embossing

 It's Friday, thank goodness, nearly the weekend and time for another Phindy's Place Challenge.  This week we welcome 3 new Design Team members, their work is just gorgeous, do have a look and leave them some love.  This week we have a very simple theme:  embossing.  You can dry or heat emboss, or even do both as I did!  I used Pretty Blooms, a lovely digi that has me hoping for spring:)

I saw an interesting new tutorial on Splitcoaststampers this week, called Pressed Flowers.  Anne Haralda shows how dry embossing flower embellishments can press them into a project, they lose their 3D element and look like pressed flowers.  This is a new look to me and also means the card doesn't end up needing extra postage on it!  The DP was quite thin and I liked the almost distressed look I got on it when it was embossed, not sure how well it shows in the photos...

The card is based on this week's Sketch Saturday layout, rotated around a bit.  I've paper pieced her top from the DP I used for the little border, which is Basic Grey Marjolaine.  Her hat and scarf are popped up on gel glue and there is Glossy Accents on the scarf and the watering can, as well as Stickles on the flowers, butterflies and rain and of course she is coloured with Copics.  The gold embossed sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I edged the die cut with PVA glue and embossed the edge too.  MS punch is String Lace and the Nestie is a Labels die.

My card is for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
CCEE Stampers - punches
Delightful Sketches - come fly with me (butterflies)
Southern Girls - dry embossing
For Fun  - spring or winter
Anything Goes - butterflies
Papertake Weekly - anything goes + flowers
Totally Papercrafts - friendship - perfect sentiment for this one!
Pile it On - punch it
BasicGrey - flower power
Copic Challenges - we're cool!


  1. That's a great card Anne, that could be my sister!! Those pressed flowers look great.

    I hope you're managing to stick to your diet!

    Jo xx

  2. Fabulous card Anne,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,

    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Lovely card Anne - roll on spring/summer is all I can say! hehe.
    Really like those pressed flowers, very nice touch!xx

  4. Hi Anne. Loving all the greens, nice and spring-like. Great card.
    Tine :)

  5. Cute card Anne!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  6. This is really cute! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  7. This is gorgeous, Anne!! I love that image and I really like how you have your flowers. Beautiful card sweetie!!

  8. Wow what an amazing card! That digi is so cool...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  9. a very cute card love it thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  10. So beautiful Anne, love the paper pieced shirt and the way her hat and scarf are popped up, so much dimension here. The sticlked water is such a perfect look, too. Amazing!

  11. Fab card Anne, I love those colours with this image. Thanks for joining us at TPC
    Joey xxx

  12. Anne, this is marvelous-love ALL the embossing, the pressed flowers, and the paper piecing-perfect card, my friend!

  13. Hi! such a lovely card Anne,really great image and love too how you have paper pieced-so pretty.
    thank you for joining us at BasicGrey,hugs Lou.xx

  14. Adorable card! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for flying with us this week at Delightful Challenges.

  15. She is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun. Good Luck!

  16. love these colors and those flowers are really different - will have to try this! love it!

  17. Hi Anne
    gorgeous card, lovely image & colour work,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this special week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  18. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  19. hi Anne - I love it - such an adorable image!

  20. this is sooooo gorgeous Anne- miss Phindy images so bad and I am glad u got this in our challenge at Copic Creations! hugs, Jane

  21. Smashing card. Love that technique so the flowers look pressed x

    Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

    hugs sally x

  22. Such a beautiful card, love the paper piecing and the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Anything goes this time. Please join us again for a new challenge which starts on Tuesday..

  23. Fantastic card. I just love that image and the flowers you used to embellish. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

  24. I love the dimension you've created! The layers are great. Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at For Fun Challenges!

  25. Love those colors and great paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at SG!

  26. Hi Anne, Your card is so cute, love your image. I love how you did your flowers, they look very interesting. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges. We always love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  27. So beautiful! Thanks for joining in on the Coipic Creations Challenge!


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