Melissas Paperie

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Make It Monday: Embossing


Hi! It's been a long time...life has been busy!! I want to share a set of cards that I made using heat embossing (one of my favorite techniques!). These cards are part of a bundle that I'll be donating for my daughter's preschool silent auction fundraiser.

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The design is the same for all six: a die-cut Mat Stack 4 stamped with several images from that same set, a heat-embossed background using a stamp from Damask Designs, and several different sentiments from various sets.

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On some of the cards, I rounded the bottom edges. I chose not to include ribbon on these, so they are easily mailable.

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I wanted to include a variety of sentiments, they come from Vintage Picnic, Just the Ticket, and Star Prints.

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And finally a photo of that lovely embossing!

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Thanks for coming by to look!
Melissa


Stamps: Mat Stack 4 Collection, Damask Designs, Star Prints, Just the Ticket, Vintage Picnic
Ink: Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz,Spring Rain, Berry Sorbet (all PTI), Night Sky, Lulu Lavendar, Grape Jelly, and Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartruese, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Hawiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Royal Velvet and Lavendar Moon
Other: Clear Detail embossing powder (Filigree), heat tool, Mat Stack 4 Die, Foam tape, corner rounder

27 comments:

Monica K. said...

So gorgeous, Melissa! Love all the pretty colors!

Janelle said...

Your embossing looks great, Melissa. Love your color selections and your choic of sentiments. And, as a preschool director, I hope they make lots of money for your daughter's preschool! (I know how important those fundraisers are!)

Joyce said...

These are beautiful. They make me want the Damask Designs set! I'm sure they will sell for a great price. How nice that you have something home made you can donate to the auction.

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh Melissa, these are so so LOVELY!!! The Damask Designs stamp set has been on my wish list for quite awhile now and you're not making it any easier for me lol! These are just breathtaking :)

Sara Mac said...

Melissa these are gorgeous! I really couldn't even choose just one as a favorite. They are all stunning!

Joan B said...

wow, these came out beautiful!

Serendipity said...

Love it! Those cards are fantastic! You did a very nice job and they will help to bring in money for your daughters school. The embossing is such a nice touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wowwweee Melissa! What a gorgeous collection of cards!

Dana said...

Wow, these look gorgeous, Melissa! You should consider entering them in the Moxifab World Card Set Challenge. I bet Cath likes them, too :)

Marybeth said...

WOW! Not sure how else to say these are so over the top gorgeous. WOW!

Jen said...

Wow! What a grand reentry! These are so classy and exquisite. So very regal. I hope the bring in a healthy sum for the school. Lovely cards and very wonderful gesture.

Mara... said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! The colors are great and the embossing just adds that much more to the cards. They are gorgeous!

Kay said...

BEAUTIFUL set of cards! I love all the damask!

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous set of cards!

Eveline said...

I got here through facebook. Lovely cards.
Eveline.

AllMyHobbies said...

Gorgeous!! Love the DD embossing. May have to CASE ;-)

LittleSurferGirl said...

Melissa! Gorgeous! I was admiring this post last night at 2am but didn't have the energy to comment. This is going to be the absolute first thing I "pin.". I need to make a set of cards for a teacher and you've given me the perfect inspiration. I love the colors you used! Everything is just fabulous!

Maryfrances said...

So beautiful.

Cath said...

Hey Melissa! Thanks for linking these up to the Card Set Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Petr@ said...

These cards are simply gorgeous Melissa!!

sandyh said...

really gorgeous! what an excellent gift that would make! very nice details without being "overdone". it's nice to see something so beautiful that is also mailable!
sandyh

Kelly S. said...

OH MY, MELISSA! These are so amazing! Love the way the embossed damask looks, and the way you matted the different sentiments! Great job!

janmjax said...

These are just gorgeous! Congrats on being featured on PTI's Facebook page! =)

Kristii said...

absolutely beautiful!!!! Your style is absolutely fantastic!

Jessica said...

What a great set!! Love the colors :)

IamDerby said...

Well these are just all kinds of awesome!

Gretchen and the boys said...

These cards are awesome! Great work!