Monday, 12 June 2017

Triple Mat ~ Embossing

Welcome to my new follower, Mia of Craftartista.  Mia has a wide range of beautiful crafts on her blog and I hope you pop over and visit her to see what she's been creating.

A sympathy card today for my box of ready made cards.

I saw a lovely card on Alicia's blog HERE and she had embossed the corner of her triple mat card.  It got me thinking about what a triple mat card would look like with just embossing rather including stamping.  I had an embossing folder in mind which I thought might work, Couture Creations 'Serenity - Serene'.  As it had butterflies on and I would be including several layers, I used cream card so I could enter a last minute second card into the Butterfly Challenge.  I cut the cream card to size before embossing and positioned in place with repositional Herma as the three layers had to be embossed together.  I discovered that was a big mistake, as the pressure of embossing made it impossible to separate the layers without the card ripping!  So I started again, layering the cream card in the right place and gently closing the embossing folder, before holding my breath and crossing my fingers hoping the card wouldn't move as it was embossed.  It worked perfectly! I used pale green for matting and layering as I wanted to make it into a sympathy card and pastel colours seemed more appropriate.  The layers are raised up on foam tape. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #79  ~ Butterflies +L is for Layers and/or the colour Cream
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #354 ~ Sympathy with Triple Mat Technique
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Touchy Feely
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #47 ~ Embossing, wet/and or dry

27 comments:

Mac Mable said...

So glad you persevered with this beauty. Great idea to use the embossing folder and such a classy and elegant card x

Cara said...

This makes a wonderful sympathy card. I haven't seen a card using just the embossing before, great idea x

Carole said...

Lovely card Liz...clever embossing...worked in the end!

Jean said...

This is lovely Liz, well worth the perseverance. A beautiful embossing folder and colour.
Jean x

Shabneez said...

Great idea Liz - I've seen the triple mats used for stamping but not embossing. Works really well! Shabneez

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful sympathy card Liz and a really fabulous design.

Kath x

Carol L said...

Such a wonderful card using that triple mat technique! Beautiful work!

Barb said...

It's a lovely card Liz and I like the idea too. Barbxx

pam said...

Beautiful card design Liz.
Pam x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! So creative to use embossing instead of stamping!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! I have never seen a card with a triple embossed layered mat, before now! It looks amazing!
Thanks for the inspiration and also for entering again in the Butterfly Callenge#79! Good luck! :)

Bonnie said...

What a great idea, Liz! I love the embossing for the triple mat card!

Bunny said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Mia said...

What a lovely surprise, Liz! Thank you for mentioning my new blog. I feel honoured, my friend. You are so kind! And your card is gorgeous! I love it!!!

Greta said...

Love the triple mat design done with your beautiful embossing! Really wonderful card, Liz! I had no idea skunks aren't in the UK--lucky you!

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty!

Aquarius said...

Well this is something new - I'd not thought of triple embossing although have often done the method with stamps. Thanks for the handy hint about not doing the layers in one hit.

Jane Willis said...

Really beautiful. I've never seen embossing used on a triple layer card before and it is stunning!
Jane

Mrs A. said...

Perfect Liz, just perfect. The colours are so gentle together. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden again. Hugs Mrs A.

Gerrina said...

Suntile and sereen this card! And a fun technique! Haven't seen it with embossing before, but looks greet!

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
what a very brilliant card and such a super embossed design.
Never thought of doing that and it's such a beautiful affect too.
Love the very subtle colour also, and the wonderful embossing folder used.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, thanks for playing our challenge. Nice Embossing!
Leanne DT/4CC

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Liz, the embossing makes a lovely change from stamping and the effect is really pretty.
Janice x

Pat said...

What a great idea to use the pretty CC embossing folder for this triple layer design Liz and I love the soft mint green you have layered it on to, and perfect for a sympathy card. x

Nance said...

That came out beautifully with just an embossed folder! Very pretty! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Sandra said...

What a pretty card, love the layers and the embossing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Rebecca Gillard said...

A beautiful card. A great idea with the embossing. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x