Tuesday, December 7, 2010

OLW 31: Back to the Beginning

Yeah!   I FINALLY got to do another challenge!  And a really, really simple one at that!
The One Layer Wednesday challenges over at Simplicity's blog finds this past week's mission to go back to our roots.  How did we start stamping/card making????   Inquiring minds want to know.

Years before I started scrapbooking which eventually worked its way into addictive, smaller, quicker gratifications known as cards, one of my sister's-in-law showed me how she made quick and simple cards by heat embossing every stamped image in gold embossing powder.   I was mildly interested and quickly dismissed it.  I worked long hours and barely had enough time to make meals, do laundry, spend time with my husband and once in awhile clean the house.   But, when I finally had the time to venture into card making, I remembered the gold embossing technique and that's what I started with.  Ooooooh!  The magic!

Here's my very simple, gold embossed card, along with a modern twist....an added dry embossed frame around the sentiment made with my long rectangle nesties.

Simple, eh?
The sentiment is from Penny Black and that sparkly gold embossing powder is by Judikins...twinkle gold, I  believe.  LOVE that stuff.  So glittery, without the need to use glitter!  I also used 110 lb. Classic Crest natural white cardstock....its heavy weight and thickness gives such a nice and distinct embossing from the nesties without cutting through the cardstock.  Yum!

Thanks for peeking!


queenofscraps said...

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by my blog> I see you were captivated by gold embossing too! I like your CAS card: I used dry embossing on my one too.
Yes a toaster will do for embossing at a pinch... got to be careful not to singe fingers or drop it down the slot!! I laugh when I remember making all my Christmas cards that way one year

Patti said...

Simple yes.... but totally elegant!I love it!

Colleen said...

Beautiful job gf! I have that stamp . . .

Hope you're feeling better.


Debgem said...

Carol - this is such an elegant card!! Very clean and simple, but so beautiful. I like the added embossed border - fab!!

Thanks for the comment on my cards - it was a fun challenge!!

Chrissie said...

You certainly worked your magic on this one!

Pauline H. said...

Thanks for reminding us to go simple. Lovely card and so classic.

Janelle said...

Beautiful, classic card. Love the combination of the heat embossing and the dry embossing. Nothing like seeing that powder all melt together into a shiny surface, is there?!