Friday, 22 February 2013

Hi Ho Silver!

That's the challenge at CASual Friday's this week - to use silver on your project.   Well I was totally inspired by this awesome card by Clare Buswell - but I don't have her patience for such dedicated glue pen use - so I had an idea to use embossing for a similar effect and here's the results:

I dry embossed a 300 gsm sheet of white cardstock using the rose embossing folder (cart-us) and dusted it with powder tool.  Then I inked up my brayer with versamark and gentle ran the brayer all over the raised area taking care not to press too hard to preserve the white background.  I covered the whole sheet with WOW detail silver embossing powder and heat set it.

I decided to pair it with the new Quilled Elegance stamp set from PTI.  I stamped and embossed one of the stamps from it onto the same heavy card stock and added a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set in the gap.   I fussy cut the quill - mounted it onto a white card base and then filled in the quill with silver stickles for a different silver sparkle.  I finished with a few pearls in the rose centres and some corner rounding.

 I think it would make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary card and really like the double embossing technique so I'm going to try it on some other folders and see what happens....  


  1. Lovely card Tara love your embossing folder


  2. WOW! Simply gorgeous, Tara!

  3. Absolutely stunning! Simple but so, so elegant and I agree it would be perfect for a wedding or anniversary!

  4. This is drop dead gorgeous. I love your embossing and how you used the silver. I saw it as I was pondering my CAS-ual Friday's card for this week, and was inspired by it in many directions. I hope to post the results of my craftiness by tomorrow, and will give you a giant shout out for all your inspiration.

  5. This is stunning Tara! How clever with the embossing....awesome! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. A gorgeous card. The embossing is amazing. I love the design of your card

  7. This is so beautiful!! Great idea with the embossing.

  8. ooo I missed this one..... great technique, gives such a luxurious finish almost like brocade ( I think thats what I mean ) gorgeous card :0)
    Jenny x

  9. Very clever technique, one which I've never quite mastered! Stunning result :)

    Thanks for entering the WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge and good luck!


  10. Great card - bet it looks even better in real life!


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