Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A New Embossing Folder

G'Day, just another hot day in Aussie Land, a lovely 40 deg cel, yuky.

Created a card recently using my new embossing folder called basket weave.

Here is my card...hard to capture a good photo. Middle pic is more true the colours.


I first started with a tag, used my new distress paints (dusty concord, broken china) and created a background, then I ran it through the basket weave embossing folder. I decided to coordinate the colours with further design.

I stamped with StazOn (jet black) a lovely bird (that has feathers) on a branch using the KaiserCraft (bonjour) stamp set. I wanted a simple sentiment that would fit on the tag, so I went with A Day to Remember by Cloud9Designs (simple thoughts - memory). Which I heat embossed with lavender (opaque finish by Zing). Did not turn out as clear as I thought, so I stamped over with jet black.

I wanted to add a bit of dimension, so I thought flowers and dragonfly would suit nicely with some silver glitter and rhinestones.

I thought the basket weave was not showing too well, just lightly in the background, so I wanted to show it of and highlight the tag.

Thus I created another background and ran it through the embossing folder and sponged with dusty concord around a masked tagged to give glow effect and then sponged the rest with broken china. Now that is what basket weave looks like.

I wanted to show off my new fancy scissors with a Victorian cut and it looked so much better. I then stuck the tag onto that. It was a bit too big so I trimmed and lost some of the broken china I sponged earlier. I then sponged dusty concord around the edges. I then attached to a horizontal base card.


I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :)

STAMPlorations - stamps and feathers

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC125 in a Word

CAS(e) this Sketch "59

Make it Monday - MIM#174

Hiding in My Craft Room - #HIMCR132

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes & Flower, Flowers, Flowers

Simply Create Too - Anything Goes challenge #52

Make my Monday - Birds

That is all for now, gonna check out more challenges to enter in....

Cya MoNika



  1. Wow, that's some amazing embossing you did there, Monika! I love the textures and adore the colors you picked! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month and for sharing how you created your card -- I learned lots and will definitely be CASE-ing this at some point!


  2. Hi Monika, beautiful card! Sure love this fancy edge you created and the depth you achieved on your sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Stamplorations, I hope I'll see you here again soon!
    Cornelia Stamplorations-DT

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  4. Hi, Monika: Love your 2nd entry too--beautiful purple card. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 – “Anything Goes” at Simply Create Too. Why not visit us again this coming Friday for our new challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Beautiful! I really like the shabby look and that bird stamp. Thanks for joining us again at STAMPlorations! Psst... did you know we are drawing a prize pack between everyone who enters our all 3 challenges in January? Here's the link to read all about it: http://stamplorations.blogspot.fi/2014/01/january-prize-pack-enter-in-all-3.html

  6. A lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  7. Greetings from Adelaide, apparently the hottest city in the world today!!! It's pretty hot sitting here in front of the computer, no cooling whatsoever in my lounge room, not even a fan!!!
    A cute card, love the bird image done on the tag first.
    Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.

  8. Great card, I love how you used the tag and then made a card. Very pretty colors. Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR.

  9. Lovely colors and great embossing! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

    Simply Create Too DT
    P.S. Greetings from Finland, it's -15 celcius today and I would happily change it your temperature. :)

  10. I love the simplicity and elegance. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  11. A very pretty card - great colours too. Thanks for joining us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  12. A great card, love the texture from the embossing folder and great stamp. Thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx