Thursday, November 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up November Embossing Folder Challenge

 It is time for our

Be sure and check out the inspiring and filled with textures cards
by our talented DT and Creative Guest Designer Cornelia (Stempel Spass).

My card using Embossing Folder Stamping with Distress Inks, Stamping, and Die Cutting.

I first spent time looking at the videos provided on the CAS Mix Up EB Folder home
page.  Then I decided on the EB Folder Stamping after watch the Video by Audrey at 

I used Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Ripe Persimmon and 
used my sponge daubers to daub on the inks randomly on the 
SU Dynamic Textured Layered Leaves folder.
Ink is on the Top Debossed side of folder (side of Sizzix and Stampin Up name)

After sponging ink on folder,  I liberally spritzed with water.
Then placed Strathmore Mixed Media paper in folder.  Closed and ran through
Big Shot.  Carefully removed paper and blotted with paper towel.

Then all the Die Cutting began. I used the same mixed media paper, 
so the whites would match.

Embossed the card front with the same folder.
Die cut the window with Die-namics Rectangle Peek-a-boo Rectangle Window Die.
Placed Distress Ink EB folder behind window so the leaves would line up.
Cut image so smaller and taped to back of window.

Then I decided to add a narrow die cut frame for a white on white effect.
I cut 2 Memory Box Stitched Rectangles and taped together on the back,  
then popped up with dimensional tape.

I added a small stamped PB Happy Sentiment and Done!

I liked the textured soft look of my card. Hope you like it too.
You have until the 24th to play along at CAS Mix Up.  Hugs..

Stamps: Penny Black Happy Snippets.
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White card base.
Inks: Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Ripe Persimmon. Archival Jet Black
Accessories: SU Dynamic Textured Layered Leaves Embossing folder. Die-namics Rectangle Peek-a-boo Rectangle Window Die. Memory Box Stitched Rectangles. Sponge Daubers. TH Spritzer. Scotch Tape, Foam Tape.


  1. Stunning! So pretty and such great dimension.

  2. Nancy, what a stunning card you created! I love the embossing and die cuts!

  3. Love how you got everything to line up and wow does your card look stunning. Gorgeous colours and the embossing folder is so pretty. Love the double framing die cut and the window. Such a beautiful card Nancy x.

  4. So pretty! Love the soft colours of your ef stamping, Nancy. And great with the frame having the same dry embossed leaves. Great job lining up the leaves so they are continuous from the frame to the main panel. Very clever!! Beautiful card my friend. xx

  5. What a creative design with all the embossing running over the card with all the frames and then the lovely color on the inside square - lovely use of embossing techniques here Nancy!

  6. Beautiful delicate feminine colours - great use of the embossing folder!

  7. Beautiful, Nancy! I love how you have a ton of dementia with your framing, e/f, and stitching and still have lots of white space!! Hugs, Dolly

  8. Love the frame within a frame - so clever and creative! Thanks for having me as your GDT!

  9. Nancy, what a wonderfully textured card, I love all those layers and your central coloured panel is gorgeous.

  10. This is gorgeous, Nancy! Love the soft colors and the fact that you matched the embossing on the card base! I'd have never thought to do that. That color is just beautiful. Love it!

  11. This is AWESOME, Nancy! I love the small window of color and all that wonderful texture! The narrow frame really draws the eye to the center design! A beautiful card, my friend!

    1. I never would have done this design without your challenge, Bonnie. It took way longer than most of my CAS designs..with all the lining up, die cutting and main cool eb folder stamped image. Thank you for the inspiration my friend. Hugs...Nancy

  12. Thank you for all the effort you put into this card. It is amazing...i love how the color image flows into the frame...awesome effect!

  13. This is stunning. So much dimension and soft color. The design is great.

  14. GORGEOUS Nancy, The all white framing plus the dry embossing continuing in to the stamping with EF was so smart. The softness to this beauty really give it an elegance. Bravo to this new technique to me. xx

  15. Amazing work in this card Nancy, Lots of depth even with it being mostly white.. love this

  16. This is so beautiful and elegant, Nancy! I LOVE the soft colors in the center leaf window. The amazing thing is that the card has a lot of embossed texture and a few frames and yet it looks wonderfully CAS. Fantastic job lining up the leaves and arranging the popped-up double frames!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  17. Your card is delightful Nancy, love the colours and how you embossed and lined everything up to match on the front of your card.

  18. Well, this is pretty! Love the embossing folder, the framing, and, ohhhh, the color inside. The frame makes it look more layered than it actually is. Nice! Nancy, I see you have this and another post that didn't come in my email, so sorry I'm late to visit. Every now and then my posts don't go out to subscribers, tsk tsk.

  19. So beautiful. Love the delicate soft colour. Wonderful framing again. Fantastic job lining up the panels. xx

  20. This is such a good idea to highlight part of the design. I like the embossed frame too.

  21. so pretty and very elegant looking.
    xx Karen

  22. This is so elegant and a wonderful way to use the embossing folder...

  23. Beautiful card Nancy, love the framed pop of pretty colours, Cathy x


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