Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scraps Card #24 Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop & techniques

Welcome to the Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop.  If you are coming to my blog from Jessica's, you are in the right place and WELCOME.  If not, why not start at the beginning with Georgiana's Blog found here.
I have been an avid scrapbooker for years, but since the summer of 2010, have been obsessed with card making.  I have been doing dry embossing for a few years and this year my hubby bought me a heat embosser for Christmas!  What a smart man. I didn't know what embossing was until I took a mother's day scrapbook lesson on embossing and "new techniques" and immediately bought my Cuttlebug.  I am still learning new and wonderful techniques and my new challenge will be on Embossing Resist.  A You Tube channel that I have found many techniques and ideas from is Stamp TV.  The one I found on Embossing Resist can be found here.
For this card, I chose to use a dry embossing technique.  I used the Musical Flourish embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  When I emboss, I love to use Color Core Cardstock by Co'ordinations. After I emboss the image, I use a file and lightly file the embossing to reveal the other color.  It makes the work really stand out.
My card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and is cut from Recollections Cardstock.  The mat was cut from white cardstock at 5 1/4" x 4".  The patterned paper mat is cut from Recollections and is called Blue Ditsy and is cut at 5" x 3 3/4."
The scrap embossed strip is cut at 5 1/4" x 1 1/2" and I used Co'ordinations Color Core Cardstock in Celesta Blue.  I then used a nail file and gently filed across the top so the lighter blue would come through and bring out the white and lighter blue on the card base. The underlining white mat is cut at 5 1/4" x 1 3/4".
The onesie comes from the Cricut Sampler Cartridge and is found on p. 32 of the manual.  I cut it at 3 1/2" and chalked the edges to give it more dimensional.  I added some foam tape and a star sticker from my stash.  I also added 2 blue buttons.
The sentiment was stamped using my Studio G chocolate brown ink and both sentiments come from the Stampin' Up Occasional Quotes set.
I have also added some projects I have used in the past using my dry embossing method and the Divine Swirls embossing folder.

I am also going to be giving away a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Victoria.  Don`t forgot to leave me a comment for a chance to win.  Please include your name and your email address so I can contact you!  I will draw for this prize on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 and the winner will have one week to claim their prize.  After this post, be sure to continue on by stopping at Colin`s blog found here. In case you get lost along your way, here is the line-up...

Georgiana ~
Carri ~
Karen ~
Jessica ~
Anita ~ (you are here!)
Colin ~
Sabrina ~
Kate ~
Gwen ~
Pat ~

Musical Flourish Baby Boy Card

There`s No Business Like Snow Business Divine Swirls embossing

Peace Card Heat embossing using White embossing powder
Cupcake Happy Birthday Divine Swirls

My Blog Candy!!!!! Victoria Embossing Folder
I entered this in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog:  Dry Embossing
Party Time Tuesday:  Anything Goes
My Creative Time#366:  Use Cricut on any project
Hiding In My Craft Room: Anything Goes


  1. Anita wow have you been busy! So many things to love here! The embossing on the baby card is divine love the contrast of the elegant folder with the cuteness of the onesie! Karen

  2. What adorable cards!! Love them all!
    TFS and so glad to be in this hop with you...I am a new follower :)

  3. Love that baby card. New Follower. TFS.
    ddepre10 at gmail dot com

  4. Love that resist technique! TFS!


  5. What super projects! I especially like the baby card. The colours are fabulous!
    I just became a follower too. I'm always delighted to find fellow Canadian bloggers. (I'm in Central Ontario.)
    It's a delight to be part of this hop with you!
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ [remove spaces]

  6. Like the embossing techniques. I've done heat embossing, dry embossing & started by embossing with a lightbox, stylus & template.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. I have seen the light sanding done before, but I think it's time I give it a try. Great cards.

    New follower and also a Canadian (I'm in Toronto)


  8. WOW! These are fantastic!!! Love them all!! :)

  9. All your cards and embossing are wonderful, but I especially love the onesie card .... just toooo cute! Thanks so much for the links to learn the new to me techniques ... that helps so much!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  10. I just bought a Tim Holtz hand sander because was on clearance at Micheals, no I know how to use it....thanks,
    Carol N<><

  11. Wow, you were a busy girl! These cards are so cute the onesie is my fav.

  12. Love all your cards,but the babygro is my favourite.
    Jayne x

  13. Great cards!! I love the baby card!! Christina

  14. Your cards are terrific! I love the baby card and how you filed the embossing. Looks great! Happy to be hopping with you--Pat N.

  15. Great baby card! Love how defined the embossing is! It's been fun hopping along with you today!

  16. Love the baby card. Too cute!

  17. Very cute/pretty cards!! Love the embossing!!
    Kristan (follower)
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  18. oh what a fabulous bunch of cards! love the various embossing folders you've used. i love texture on cards -- definitely my type of card makng. (that cupcake is soooooo cute!) :)

    thanks for the chance at a folder :)

  19. ps. there's a link to my email on my blog right-hand sidebar. please contact me there...(i don't want to post my email address...big chance of getting crappy junk mail!) :) thanks :)

  20. Gorgeous cards! Love the embossing look after using the nail file! I need to try that technique!
    I just became a follower--would love for you visit my blog!

  21. All of your embossed projects turned out ultra-cute. i am a new follower

  22. You did such a great job with all the embossing.

  23. Great job, love your cards, especially the onsie, I am gonna watch the video too!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  24. Your card is so cute I love your embossing. I really like how you distressed it.

    DIANA L.

  25. I love your cards! I will definitely try the resist technique. I'm learning something new so far at each stop, and making a list for my next trip to Michael's! I'm brand new to embossing. I've barely used heat embossing, and JUST got a Cuttlebug this week. So, I'm really excited about this hop and I'll be featuring my first project here as well.



  26. All of your cards are so beautiful!! I especially love the onsie...the distressed embossing is fabulous :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  27. I love all of your cards. They are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    amy_cj79 at

  28. your cards are all adorable! happy to be following your blog now! have a great weekend! ~heather lynn

  29. Wow, you have been busy making cards...and they're all adorable! I especially like the effect with the Core'dinations cardstock and nail file! Brings out the embossed design, but not too overpowering. Gives a nice vintage look!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  30. Lovely cards.Love the embossing on baby card.The sanding technique.Very cute embossed cupcake.

  31. Love your cards! Sanding an embossed image is one of those techniques I've heard of, but haven't been brave enough to try yet. You've just inspired me :)

  32. Beautiful cards! Im a new follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  33. What cute cards! Looking forward to seeing even more! TFS

  34. OMG! This is too cute. I love this. Thanks for the tip.
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  35. Such a lovely card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges for our "D for dry embossing" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  36. Awesome cards!

  37. Great cards. Love the distressing of the dry embossing.
    New follower ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie

  38. Ur card is so the baby card..TFS

  39. Oh my, lovely cards! Thank you for sharing Anita! I am a new follower ;)
    Have a great weekend.

  40. Wow! I don't know how I missed seeing these before. They are all wonderful! I really love the baby card!! Embossing is one of my fave techniques... my Cuttlebug is one of my best friends! :)

  41. Great the embossing! Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge :)

    ~ Cassandra

  42. Beautiful cards. You have been real busy. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs. Velma