Monday, April 17, 2017

Embossing Spacer

Today’s card showcases one of the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets that Cropstop added to the store this year.  You’ll want to stop by and check them out – they make beautiful focal points for your cards!
To create this slightly larger card, I embossed a piece of cream cardstock using the Circular Grid embossing folder from Anna Griffin and the Oval Embossing Spacer. Cropstop carries two different wooden spacer plates – a rectangular one and an oval one. It lets you emboss your cardstock leaving a smooth opening for stamping in.  I chose a stamp from the All Things Are Possible (Heartfelt Creations) set and stamped it in Black Soot Distress ink. I colored parts of the image in using my Prismacolor Pencils and drew a light oval line around my image using the spacer as a guide.
 Those lovely flowers were die cut from the Creative Expressions die, Exquisite Poppy, and have just a bit of Broken China Distress Oxide ink on the outer edges.  I used the leaf, branch, and frond punches (Martha Stewart) to add a bit of greenery under my blooms. Tiny white pearls adorn the center. In the upper corner I added a Baker’s Twine bow with a little Candi dot (Saville Row) in the center. (Cropstop sells a wide variety of Candi dots for embellishing your projects – you can check them out here.)

I’d love to see the projects you’re working on these days. Stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your creations that use products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Happy Crafting!

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Punches or Dies (I used both)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes


Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Esther! I love all your layers and love the embossing. Such a pretty verse, too. Love that you colored part of the lettering to match the flowers, and I think it's really eye catching that you used blue! And the black accents that you used truly makes everything pop!

brenda said...

A super floral creation and a lovely verse stamped focally, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Lori said...

What a beautiful card - those flowers are fabulous! The sentiment is so pretty framed with the embossing. Lovely!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and gorgeous scripture! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Gail said...

This is beautiful. A card to have and to hold onto for a very long time. Beautiful scripture and beautiful flowers with it. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! -Gail

Kate said...

This is such a beautiful card, Esther!! The design and embellishments are just perfect for showcasing the message at the centre. I've never heard of an embossing spacer. What a fabulous idea!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x