Sunday, November 18, 2012

TLC404 Emboss the Edges!!

Hello's my turn to host Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge and I have a real messy one for you!!! I just love the look of embossing on the edges of an image or die cut. It adds a little dimension and in some cases eliminates the need for a background layer. Soooo our challenge this week is to
  Emboss the Edges!!! 

There are several ways to do this:

1. Use a Versamark pen or pad to ink up the edges of your image, designer paper layer, or die cut, add the embossing powder, and heat emboss.

2. Add ink to the edges of your image, die cut, or designer paper layer with a marker or ink pad and emboss with clear embossing powder.

3. If you don't have embossing powder you can add glue to the edges of your image, die cut, or designer paper layer and add glitter.

For my first card,  the edges of the Spellbinders Poinsettia were embossed with silver ep as were the sentiment from Rubbernecker and the edges of the sentiment die cut. A Spellbinders leaf die was used for the silver leaves, sewing and distressing were done around the edges of the background paper and the silver pearls for the flower center and silver ribbon finish it off.

This card features the Rubbernecker Snowflake was stamped in Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, and Soft Sky....they were all cutout and the edges were embossed with silver ep. The sentiment  is from Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set and the twine, button, and punched snowflake finish it off.

Both of these cards qualify for the following challenges:
1. Crafty Pad Challenge  -  Christmas
2. The Kraftyhands Challenge - Christmas
3. The Paper Creator's Challenge - All about Christmas
4. The stamp Man Challenge - emboss it

Thanks for stopping by......hope you can join us for the TLC challenge on Splitcoast this week!!!!


McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous Joan, I love the poinsettia and silver ribbon on the first and the wonderful trees on the second.
Kevin xx

Sasha said...

Two wonderfully created cards, Joan. Lots of fabulous, dies, fussy cutting, stamping and embossing! I love your embossed edges...both cards look beautiful! :) x

Dawn Easton said...

Oh that looks beautiful! Love the silver tips!!! So pretty!!
I am home this morning waiting on the furnace dude, so if I have time before heading to work, I'll play along!!

Tammy said...

The poinsettia is absolutely beautiful Joan, love the beautiful background and ribbon! The second card is so cute and whimsical, love the papers you used!

Ellen said...

Both cards are fantastic Joan! Your silver edged poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the stripes in the background and that gawgeous bow! The trees and colors are so fun on the second!Have a fabulous day!!

Basslady said...

wow! this is totally striking! love them both!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anne Temple said...

What a fun technique. Both of your cards are beautiful and the poinsettia is stunning.

jules said...

w two gorgeous cards Joan love them both!

Carole of Brum said...

I think this is a great technique, Joan, but I have to admit I've never tried it - I must remedy that soon because I love the flower you made on the first card. The embossing gives some lovely definition, and will look nice on some christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration (again! lol).

Linda Palmer said...

This first card is gorgeous and after seeing what you have done with the edges I am going to try it if I have time. The second card is very pretty too but the first is my favorite.

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are lovely but I am truly in love with the first one. So gorgeous - the silver and white so elegant!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I made a card last night for a DT post and did this! I love this technique for adding dimension and Pop! Your card with the silver on the leaves- stunning!

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards - I love the bold colour schemes

Colette said...

Two beautiful cards, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck! Colette xx

Anonymous said...

These are really stunning creations!! I love the embossing effect!! ;)

Debbie said...

Stunning cards!!

Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Debbie xx

Diane said...

Fabulous creations Joan !! The embosssed edges are a great finishing touch !! Thanks for linking us with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Barb said...

Joan, both cards are stunning! The first one is so elegant with lots of pretty things to look at. I love the color combo of the second one and the arrangement of the pieces. Those trees look like they are dancing!

VanessaB said...

dang. how did i miss so much and get so behind looking at all your beautiful cards. hm.. so pretty!