Sunday, July 24, 2011

Embossing with The Crafty Pad!

Good Evening bloggers

Can you believe it is Sunday again already!
This year is just flying by so fast, where has it gone?

But it is a new Sunday so it is time for another new challenge at
The Crafty Pad!

Embossing is the highlight this week!
Heat or dry!  
So that leaves you all open to plenty of options! 
So no reason for not playing along with us! 

I went with the dry embossing this week, adding some ink highlights! 
 Card front.
 Sentiment close up.
Card insert inside. 

I absolutely love this life-raft image from The Crafty Pad Designs, the sentiment is so beautiful and it is a digital image that you can really do a lot with!  Today I have colored it with some inks, added some brads, wrapped some twine in and out of it and popped it up with some foam tape.  I also kept the 'beachy' feel going on the card by adding the Beach Hut image on the inside panel.  

I have used 2 embossing folders and added lots of ink highlights and distressing to them.  The seashell in the middle of the bow was a charm that I removed the loop from and the starfish hanging onto the life-raft is also a charm.  The star brads are from my old stash of things, along with the seashell in the bottom left that is left over from my beading days. 

This week we are being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments!
They are giving 3 digital images of the winners choice!
I often overlook my embossing folders when crafting so it was great to get them out and give them a dust off this week.  Why not dust yours off as well and take the challenge with us this week?  We would love to see you and stop by your creations! 
So come along and get crafty with us! 


Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
* 2 Sisters - Anything Goes (Sat /-)
* Craft Your Days Away - Summertime (Sat /-)
* ECP Challenges - Summer Theme (Sat /-)
* Crafty Ann's - Dry Embossing / Debossing (Fri /-)
* Fairy Tale Challenge - Summer Sun Sunshine (Fri 1/2)
* Fussy & Fancy Friday - Summer (Fri /-)
* Off The Wall Craftiness - Beach (Fri 1/3)
* Crafty Purple Frog - Water inspired (Thur /-)

* Little Miss Muffet - Summer (Thur 1/1)
* Meljen Designs - 3 brads (stars), 1 bow and a circle (Thur /-)
* Little Darlings Challenges - Buttons/Brads/Eyelets (Wed /- GDT)
* Paper Pretties - Embossing (Wed /-)
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15 Treasured comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

Just fabulous Leesa - I know what you mean about the embossing folders, I seem to go through phases with mine and yet when the card design seems to be missing something a bit of embossing usually fixes it!
Thank you for joining us again at Crafty Ann's, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog.
Ann x

Sandra said...

This is just gorgeous!! love the colours used and the emblossing is beautiful too! gorgeous :) Sandra H

* Vanessa * said...

Beatiful card, I just loved the details!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Easy Craft Projects!!
Lots of kisses!!

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
a very beautiful card and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull card! It really looks like on the beach. Thnak you for joining our challenge and the guestdesigner call of Fairy Tale Challengeblog. We will publish our new guest designers with the winner of this challenge. xx Bianca

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

Sheryl said...

Hello Leesa! This is such a beautiful card!
I love all of the wonderful texture and embellishments! It's very elegant. Simply lovely. And I love the beach house on the inside! It's the perfect touch!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our "Summer" theme!
Hugs, Sheryl

Sprytebyrd said...

Such an amazing card! Great job!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

PokSa said...

Beautiful card. Great work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Nela said...

Super beautiful card with a great design.
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

Janet said...

Lovely card, Leesa. Wonderful colours and many areas of interest. You have used my favourite embossing folder. I seem to use this much more than any of the others. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's and look forward to seeing some more of your designs in the future.

Janet xx

Cheryl said...

How fabulous! I love the texture.


~Cheryl~
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~Vittory~ said...

Your summer idea is great!
Thank you for joining us for the Summer challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!
Hope to see you again!
With best wishes,
Viktoria

Lesley said...

Fab card and great sentiment! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Donna said...

Wonderful card and love those colours. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time. Donna x

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