Friday, February 18, 2011

Blogger's Challenge: Emboss Me

Happy Friday! Today is Blogger's Challenge day and the theme is "Emboss Me."  I am very excited about this theme, since I have a brand-new CD called "Emboss or Die" available for pre-order now! The Cd contains 79 pdf pictorial tutorials for using your embossing folders, Die Cut machines, and Electronic Cutters. You can order it HERE, or on the sidebar of my blog.

My Card uses the Antique Wallpaper Technique on the flower petals. That technique is in the June/July 2009 Technique Junkie Newsletter, and is also on the  new CD!  The stamps on this card are from Stampin' Up!, as is the petal punch.
One of the things I did with this card was to use the brick embossing folder on just a little bit of the card to give it more grunge and added texture. You can see it better here:


Have a great weekend!

29 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab blosssom! The partial embossed brick wall looks wonderful behind your blossom.

Chrissy D said...

WOW!! Pat, this is FANTASTIC!!!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful. The flower is gorgeous and I love the addition of the brick embossing plate.

1CardCreator said...

Love this card Pat, the textures really add some zing!

Snoopy said...

Another gorgeous creation, Pat! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Shelley said...

Wonderful card! Love that flower.

Orion Designs said...

I never considered partially embossing -- great idea and a great card!

Ida said...

Wow! Love the embossed bloom and the way you did just the partial brick background. Lots of great detail and texture.

GCgirl said...

This flower is fantastic...and LOVE the background too!

Elaine A said...

Hi Pat -

That is one gorgeous flower! I do love the texture you added on the card itself, it really looks neat.
Enjoy your weekend.

Elaine Allen

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is totally gorgeous, Pat. I must check out the technique in my June/July 09 newsletter. I love the layout and the tones are excellent.

Kristy C said...

Just beautiful!! I love that blossom!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

So pretty and elegant Pat! That blossom turned out beautifully! :D

dee ruger said...

what a gorgeous flower......could you show me how to make one?,,,

Jean said...

Nice card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I lvoe the fabulous flower- and the embossing plate really add such a great touch to the background.

wwilloww said...

That's a beautiful card Pat! I love the flower but I especially love the way you used the brick embossing folder!!!

Tami Black said...

Pat,

It's no wonder you lead the Technique Junkies -- this card is fabulous! Love the colors, the flower is gorgeous and I just think it is a stunner!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you used texture on your bloom! Super pretty!!!

Linda Monroe said...

Very nice.

Jacqueline said...

Good Job Pat - looks fantastic. I would love you to check out my submission (#21) also posted on my blog

MJ said...

This entire card is just stunning. Not sure what part I like best. Fabulous job!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful, beautiful. The flower is fantastic and the background is fabulous. I love it all.

Jane Bosi said...

Pat--this is gorgeous! I love the grunginess!

Jennifer said...

This is one gorgeous card, Pat! I love all of the details and textures. Thanks for embossing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

P.S. I'm a new follower!

Mad Crafter said...

Really, really pretty! Just amazing. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
~Madison CWCDT funkycards.blogspot.com

JP Card Crazy said...

What a lovely card love the blossom!

Nicole said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower. Thanks for playing along with Cooking with Cricut this week!
Nicole CWC DT
http://croppinmommadesigns.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Wonderful! Love the flower and all those unique touches.