July 10, 2013


As I promised on Sunday, here I am to give you a tutorial on how to create this card:

But . . . before I proceed, I need to do a little follow-up on something I had mentioned in my previous post.

Do you remember how luscious I thought the flower from Creative Elements would be using this embossed technique, but then cutting out the various layers and making it a more dimensional flower? I thought it would be so wonderful that I hoped to be able to try it that day yet.

Well, I did. I must admit, I was mistaken. While it IS an OK-looking flower, it is a fail with this particular technique. Although I did the white embossing on Crumb Cake cardstock, and painted the open spaces, it turned out fairly blah:

Ho hum. In the garbage it goes. Oh, well. Who knows these things unless you give it a try? See? I planted my own little creative paper crafting idea in my brain, and it didn't work as I had anticipated. That's the fun of paper crafting. All the playing and experimenting! Then, if an idea doesn't work as you had planned, you chalk it up to a learning experience. Right? 

Anyway, on to the promised tutorial. Here is a close-up of what the painted focal point looks like on the card we will be making together.

Isn't she lovely?

Bordering on Romance stamp set (retired)

Riding Hood Red cardstock (retired)
Crumb Cake cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Calypso Coral cardstock

VersaMark ink
Riding Hood Red ink
Calypso Coral ink
Wild Wasabi ink

Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy
White Embossing Powder
Aqua Painter
Retired white flower button
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
3/16" Corner Punch
Linen Thread
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dot

PLEASE NOTE: The Embossing Buddy truly IS your buddy in the creation of this card!

Fold the piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Round the corners of a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock with the 3/16" Corner Punch. Do the same with a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Crumb Cake, as well as another piece of Crumb Cake that measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and a piece of Riding Hood Red measuring 2 7/8" x 2 7/8". 

Adhere the white piece to the card front.

Rub the larger piece of Crumb Cake well with your Embossing BUDDY. Stamp the two smaller flowers randomly in VersaMark, being careful not to overlap them too much. Cover the stamped images with White Embossing Powder, tapping excess powder back into container. Heat to emboss.

After rubbing the square of Crumb Cake well with your little Embossing BUDDY, stamp the large flower bunch in the center with VersaMark ink. Repeat the embossing process.

With an Aqua Painter dipped directly onto the ink pad, paint the flowers and leaves on the large bunch as desired. Start out lightly; you can always add more color.

Adhere the finished Crumb Cake square to the red square. Attach this piece to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional in each corner.

Cut a piece of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon measuring about 12" in half. Adhere the ends to the back of the larger of the Crumb Cake piece of cardstock. Tie the front two pieces in a knot, trimming the edges to points.

Thread a small piece of Linen Thread through one hole of the button, catching the loop of the linen around the knot before threading it through the other hole. Tie the Linen Thread in a knot, trimming the ends. If it doesn't lie flat, add a glue dot to the back of the button to stabilize it.



  1. Although I have done 'zillions' of arts/crafts this is new to me..I am INSPIRED!..Will follow
    [am cohosting Thursday fav things 96 at Katherine's corner.


    1. Thank you, Jonell! I am so glad I succeeded in inspiring you -- especially someone who has done zillions of arts/crafts! :>)

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  3. I still love the card and it's one I want to try again, although you taught me this already.

  4. I love your cards - you always link up such creative projects.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

    1. Thank you, Sarah. And I always love and appreciate your wonderful comments. :>)

  5. This is beautiful and you are very talented! Thanks for sharing this with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!

    sue @ thet2women.com

    1. Sue, what a precious thing to say! Thank you. :>)

  6. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the My Favorite Posts Showoff Weekend Blog Party. Thanks for connecting up!

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to link up and follow (if you don't already) if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. These are beautiful! Very talented. Love the flowers! Thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty!

  8. So beautiful - you always have the prettiest cards! I wish I had half of the talent to do this!

    1. Why thanks, Jamie! If you'd ever like some help in honing your papercrafting talent, just give me a shout! I'd love to help. :>)