Friday, February 25, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop - It's all in the Technique - Inlaid Embossing

Welcome to our Techniques Blog Hop we are having in celebration of Stampin Addicts 2nd Birthday!! If you have been following my blog for a while than you know Stampin' Addict's is a Stampin' Up! only forum where you can chat with others who love Stampin' Up! but also a place where you can share and see some wonderful creations!! If you haven't had a chance to join now is a great time! If you are already part of this great forum you can click on the blog hop banner above and join in on our hop thread!

Now on to the Hop!! If you are following the hop in order than you came from Cindy's site Heart's Delight where she showed off her mad water coloring skills.

I will showcasing the technique called inlaid embossed. My creations for this hop was the first time I even tried this technique and the card I shared in my last post was going to be part of this one but I shared it early. So onto my first card.

This card is a 2 3/4 x 4 1/2. I inlaid the butterflies and the background square onto the base by using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. You all know how much I love butterflies so I think this card is too cute!! I stepped it up with some bling and that lovely lace ribbon.


This next card I made for a masculine card and it has a ton of vintage vibes to it. This one was a lot of fun and I covered some of the cogs I inlaid with the main image but you still get the feel of the embossing. For this one I used the Square Lattice folder.

Now for my last card which is my absolute favorite of my trio!!

I normally you would not use From the Crypt as a Birthday card but I would LOVE this card for my birthday!! Of course I have a fasinaction with skulls if you recall and since I couldn't use my favorite set I used a current skull one. For the inlaid embossing on this one I used my bat punch and the Elegant Lines folder. I also used some bling, shimmer paint and beautiful bow to top off the card.

Thanks for joining me and hope you like my creations as much as I did!! I'll be sharing a tutorial on how to do inlaid embossing next week so be sure to come back or you can sign up for email subscription, I will also share a few tips then as well. The next stop on the hop is Krystal's Cards and More where she is stealing the "spotlight"!! Happy Stamping!!


25 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Awesome job, Carmen! I love the cogs!!

Yapha said...

This is a wonderful technique and you showcased it so well! I love that bat card! It is awesome!!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Carmen, love your projects. Love all the details...

Adriana Benitez said...

Great examples of this technique. I especially like the monochromatic one with the gears. Cool!

Jen Timko said...

You did a great job with this! I really love the second card. Those inlaid cogs are perfect!

Tanya Boser said...

Fab job on your first tries!! And I LOVE that skull card!!!

Betty said...

I love the bat inlaid with the elegant lines! Would never have thought of that. Very cool!!

Lois said...

Great cards! Masculine cards are so hard for me to come up with, but you hit a homerun with your cogs! May be "CASE"ing one of these days if you don't mind! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Oh wow! I love what you did with this technique! Really new and different from what I've seen before!

Kim said...

Beautifully done Carmen! Great ideas for this technique.

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the variety of cards you made with this technique! Awesome!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Awesome job on all yout projects Carmen!! I don't know if I could pick a favorite. Love how you embossed the bats. But I keep coming back to the vintage masculine card. It's just fabulous!!

Susan said...

I LOVE the cards, and don't you just love embossing folders? they are such a great invention. BTW I love your skull card!
Susan

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

This is one of my fav techniques, and you did a great job! My fav is the first card.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love your cards!! I need to try this technique out. Awesome variety of cards!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh my goodness, look at those inlaid cogs--great idea, Carmen.

And the bats with that embossing folder. . . never in a million years would I have thought up that combo. Great job!

Cindy said...

Carmen, these are all fabulous, and I especially love the bats, but DARN YOU for making me want the only two punches I don't own!!!

Trina Caraway said...

Love all of it. I haven't tried this yet, but now I gotta do this soon!!!

Barbara Welch said...

Carmen, your cards are awesome using this technique.

Twila said...

Carmen, great job with thie techniques. I'm goin to have to give it a try.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great use of this technique! Love the butterflies, gears, and bats!

Kandi said...

Wowzwers - awesome cards! The masculine is my fave, although really diggin that skull

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

They are all wonderful, but the inlaid bats with the swirly folder--FANTASTIC! Great work!

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful cards! I love the effect of the embossing with the inlaid paper.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Young said...

Such a cool technique! And I love how you used the different embossing folders. I especially loved the masculine card.

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