Sunday, March 3, 2013

Purple Patterned Thank You

For my Simple Set Saturday post over at RRD this month, I decided to focus on putting together some texture and pattern.  Usually I don't mix the two as I don't like overwhelming areas on my designs, but I discovered that using designer paper scraps with subtle or small patterns combined with some embossing folders and a little ink created a pleasing look with out too much "busy" on the card.

Here is one of the cards I created.  I used a modified version of an old Technique Junkies technique called Cuttlebug Highlights from the Oct/Nov 2008 newsletter.  Instead of running cardstock through my Cuttlebug, I switched things up a bit by using some designer paper scraps.  Not all paper is created equal so if you try this too, make sure that you are using a nice weight designer paper.  I had one piece that was a wee bit on the thin side and instead of dry embossing, I ended up with almost a die cut result.

Stamps: flower and sentiment from Nature Notes (Rogue Redhead Designs)
I loved that the subtle gingham of the paper shone through the pretty vintage embossing design.  Gave it a bit more zip!

I've entered this simple card into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Embossing

Paper Creators Crafts - Flowery Delight

Sweet Stampin - Embossing

You can see my other variations of this look on my Simple Set Saturday post on RRD!


  1. Hi Shar,
    Great little thank you card, love the colors and the fact you used a designer paper to emboss. Love the effect.

  2. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

  3. Super embossing, very perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Thank you. Debbiex

  4. Beautiful and nice card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  5. A really pretty card, lovely image and design. Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Time To Craft.
    Kim xXx

  6. Wow such a elegant card, I love the purple :0)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Creator Crafts Flowery Delights Challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x


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