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Friday, 29 July 2011

My first brass stencil embossing with Cuttlebug

Hello dear bloggers,

Happy first of August!
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my flowers...  hang in there, the tutorial is on it's way. 
Hope you lovely peeps had a decent weekend. 

I made this card on Friday and was thrilled with the way it turned out. 
And guess what I have used a brass stencil with my Cuttlebug to emboss the bird. My first time - Yippeeee!
Now I don't have to struggle with my poor fingers to do manual embossing with my lightbox even though there is a certain magic about manual embossing, you know. 

Okay enough waffle there... I am going to enter this for Make It Monday Linky Party.

Supplies used:

Cardstock - plain white.
Printed paper - kind courtesy Terry's blog candy that I won.
Purplish paper - from my stash , embossed with Cuttlebug and distressed with dark purple stamp pad.
Creamy pearlized paper - from Paddy's market, Sydney, embossed with my brass stencil, coloured in with pearl chalks in pastels and distressed with purple stamp pad.
Ribbon - American Craft
Flowers - Sizzix and Carla craft punches - home made, distressed and glittered. 

Note: This card worked like chocolate on my spirits - instant joy which lasted for 2 whole days!!! Lol.

I am off to do my rounds now...

Hugs and have a nice Monday,

Monica






18 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

This looks really unique... I love the flowers too.. handmade?

Carolyn said...

Lovely card....such soft colours. I saw it on MIM and just had to take a peek.
Carolyn W

Merry said...

The embossing has turned out lovely. I only have one brass folder and never used it in my cuttlebug yet. Will have to try it now. Lovely card. Saw you over at Make it Monday.

Shakti said...

интересная птичка!и цветочки тоже красивые

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card.You've done a great job with the embossing.

Helen said...

Such a pretty card, Monica! your flowers are so pretty!

Shirley said...

Lovely soft colours and pretty image.I love the muted edges around your image.
I saw your card on the make it Monday challenge blog.

Shirley

Karin said...

I've never tried this, but it looks beautiful! Love the soft color :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

The shimmery paper looks so good!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Mhay Cards said...

So beautiful! Great job, Monica! :)

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!! love those flowers!
The bird looks awesome!

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Now, you MUST e-mail me and tell you how to do the brass stencil with the CB!! I have so many of those stencils!
LOVE this card Monica. Beautiful!
Lynn

Shirley-anne said...

hi Monica .WOW this is beautiful ..WELL DONE . hugs Shirley-Anne

Terry Oulboub said...

Monica, this is fabulous. I love the combination of papers and your lovely flowers. The embossing is gorgeous. The ribbon is fabulous. Girl, you really rock making beautiful cards you know!

Charlene said...

Beautifully crafted, Monica. Love that gorgeous metallic.

Michelle said...

HiMonica

oh, very beautiful card!!

Love the soft colours and your gorgeous flowers.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Kerrie said...

Very pretty card... love the flower spray.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Frances said...

Such an cute card... loved the embossed image. Saw your lovely card at Make it Monday.

Hugs, Frances.