Friday, March 9, 2012

My Friend - CCMC 192 Sketch Challenge

I saw this sketch challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary and thought I would give it a try. 

I have often seen cards were the embossing folder has been masked off with shims so that only a small portion is exposed when it goes through the Big Shot.  So I made a series of round shims and then placed them on the outside of the embossing folder before running it through the machine.  Presto! It worked!

Then I stamped the flower image twice and cut both of them out.  I set the top one just slightly off the bottom one to make the flower look a little fuller.  The stamen is made up of a single small circle that I cut and fringed and then ran it over the stamp pad to colour it the same colour as the stamped image.  Placed a pearl in the center and then pulled the stamen up and ruffled it.

Hope you enjoy!


I love to hear from you so let me know what you think.


  1. Great Embossing technique and the soft colors are just beautiful. That flower is sooo pretty. Thank you for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

  2. Love how you did the embossing! I really should investigate this technique! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  3. Wonderful card! I love how you embossed the circle part! Very clever!! And I love all the white! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the partial embossing technique and the simple flower treatment. Gorgeous use of white space! Thank you for playing along with us at CCMC!

  5. Very cute way to complete your layers. The selective embossing is beautiful! Thanks for participating with Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  6. Oh my word...this is absolutely FABULOUS! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. LOVE the circle embossed area behind the flower! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. This is beautiful! Can you go into more detail on how you made the shims and ran it through the Big Shot?

    1. Thanks for your comment Debbie. I made the shims by cutting out 5 pieces of light weight cardboard, that I had on hand. I glued each of the pieces together so that they would not move while being run through the Big Shot. The shim was about 1/8" thick. I placed my whisper white card stock in the embossing folder and then placed the shim on the outside of the embossing folder over the area that I wanted to have the embossing. I found that my shim was thick enough to work, but it also depends on the thickness of your cardboard. You could also try using thin wood pieces in any shape as well. Hope this helps.