Saturday, 19 June 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Embossing


Woohoo! time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we'd like to see some embossing on your project. It can be heat embossing or dry embossing or both as I have done!! I couldn't resist buying this adorable wedding image even though I have no weddings to go to (what am I like?). It is just such a gorgeous image I had to have it and surely someone I know will get married at some point right??

I have coloured the image with distress inks and added stickles to the bridesmaid's frills and I painted over both dresses and the veil with glimmer mist once the image was dry for a soft silk sheen.
I think you can only tell in my end photo but I have embossed the peach paper which is from Basic Grey Cappella pad - well actually I've debossed it as I put the paper in the wrong way round as I'm still getting to grips with dry embossing having only done it once before LOL! I have used MS double loops punch to create a frame for the circular piece of paper. The charms are from Whiff of Joy and the little pearl hearts are from the Hobby House.

The heart is a Stempelglede stamp embossed in gold onto pearlescent cream cardstock which I have then rubbed with tattered rose distress ink to make it peach. The flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby Craft and punched vellum which are also embossed although it isn't showing well in the photos. I got the idea for embossing the vellum flowers from my friend Tracy although they haven't turned out even half as good as the ones I saw her make!! Thanks for letting me use the idea Tracey!

The pearl brads are also from the Hobby House. I have embossed a Stempelglede flourish around the edges of the image with gold embossing powder too. Went embossing mad on this card LOL!

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenge! Thanks for looking! x

22 comments:

craftymum said...

This is lovely jane
regards sarah xxx

Kim Piggott said...

OMGosh!!!!
Jane this is utterly beautiful!
So much detail and your design is amazing!
hugs
kim x

Janice said...

This is gorgeous!! I hope you find someone to share it with!

Jodie from Oz said...

Jane, your beautiful card took my breath away, the sweet image coloured perfectly and all your amazing embellies. I love the vintage romantic look to this gorgeous Wedding card, a wonderful keepsake for any newlyweds. Have a great weekend hugs Jodie from Oz

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Jane everything about this is amazing! Your colouring is gorgeous as always and your arrangement of flowers WOW, LOVE it all!
Hugs Kel xx

Aussie Loz said...

Gorgeous Jane! the colours are so sweet and perfect for that image!! Love all the different embossing - great idea with the vellum flowers!! Gorgeous ♥

Kylie said...

Wow Jane - so pretty and feminine. Gorgeous Hun! I love all the little details,
Hugs
Kylie

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Such an awesome card with so many beautiful details! Your coloring is amazing....truely a wonderful keepsake!

Blessings,
Gloria

scrappyjan said...

Jane this is magical!! Love all of the detail and design..
hugs, Janiel

Karen said...

Your such a romantic Jane, I love your card!! I do hope you find someone to give it to, it truly is beautiful. I love your gold embossed heart and the flowers, oh and I wish I could colour like you, so fantastic:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

A simply gorgeous card - I too ordered this stamp - couldn't help myself either - LOL. Beautiful job with all the details - someone will LOVE getting this fabulous creation somewhere down the road.
xXx

Kim said...

Jane is this so stunning! What a beauty! i absolutely LOVE this image too...think I will have to go and buy the stamp now!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

stephanne said...

Ditto on the stamp, too adorable to pass by, but there are no weddings coming, lol!! Your card is fabulous Jane, every perfect detail and every gorgeous element, awwwww, your work is always outstanding!!
Hugs,
Stephanne

Fran said...

Oh wow, your card is so soft and pretty and gorgeous. I jove the flowers and colours and everything!! That stamp is adorable and i love it more and more every time I see it used. I might have to get her too, even though almost everyone I know is married and I would not have an actual 'use' for it either, lol! I have ordered the beach couple and thought of using them on the back of my wedding invitation envelopes, just to get some maggie goodness in there somewhere (because I was not colouring up 70 of them for the actual invitations!!) bahahaha!!

Chantelle said...

Lovely, LOVELY work Jane - everything is just beautiful - oooh, love those pearl brads - will be checking them out. TFS. A gorgeous inspiration. x

Helene said...

This is really gorgeous Jane, I love it...
And I did exactly the same lol, I ordered one thinking that maybe one day I'll have to make a wedding card ^^

Hugs
Hélène

little angel said...

your card is so sweet and romantic! love it

chrissy xx said...

This is one Stunning card. xx

Handmade by Vivi said...

precious card and so rich in details! love the DP and the image is perfectly colored!
hugs
Vivi

Toni Hughes said...

This card Jane says one thing to me stunning I really love it what a nice change to see a bride and her bridesmaid on a card hugs Toni

April Rose said...

This image is so sweet, and you've colored it so beautifully! I love the embossing, soft peach color scheme, and all those gorgeous flowers! What a fabulous card!
Hugs,
April

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
lovely card, so pretty, this would make a lovely card for a bride requesting for a little princess to be her bridesmaid.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)