Saturday, 20 January 2018

Oriental Roses

Another release of the wonderful 3D Embossing folders from Crafters Companion gave so much inspiration. Once I had chosen the colour of my card, I decided to add an oriental feel to the card, using  'A Little Bit Oriental' stamps from Sheena. The folder I have used here is French Lace, it really is beautiful.

I embossed the design onto 3 pieces of Core'dinations cardstock, here I have used Fired Brick from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection. I used Pebeo  Empire Gold Gilding wax on the lace portion of the embossed design. The roses (my favourite flower) are beautiful, to bring out the detail further, i rubbed over the surface with Fired Brick Distress ink.

Taking one of the additional pieces of card, I created a pocket to house a simple ATC card, This was decorated in the same way as the background.

A wooden tag was coloured with Distress Ink to match, the 'Fortunate' along with the symbol from Sheena were stamped using Black Versafine Ink.

Next I moved onto the ATC, The lamps and leaves were stamped with paper mask made from copier paper. The I stamped the silhouette leaves using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I then backed the ATC with the 3D embossed card to match.

To make the card larger, I joined 2 of the embossed sheets with Collall Tacky glue.

The join was easily hidden with the ribbon, you can see from the photo that the design is easy to match up.

I added the embellishments using Collall 3D glue gel. I then backed the piece onto black card before adding it to a base card made from Ivory Centura Pearl.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed your visit and I really hope to see you very soon, Back on Monday.xx


  1. Love this Nick. Especially the way you have highlighted the roses.
    Thank you for sharing, Nicola xxx

  2. Great to have your comments Nicola, I have missed reading them. Thank you so much, I really love some of these folders, the depth and detail is amazing. I really think it's best allowing them to speak for themselves and leave them as simple as possible. Take care.xx

  3. Love this Nick. Yes they have some lovely folders. Thank you for sharing and as I said yesterday good to have you back.

  4. Thank you so much, you are more than welcome I love to share with you.It's good to be back too.xx

  5. Lovely card, the roses are beautiful, the addition of the pocket & card are delightful. Your card designs are so pleasing to the eye. Range of designs is fascinating! You don't post the same type card, go from emotional, to whimsy, romantic etc. It is always a pleasure to see what you have in store for us!

  6. Hi Nick,you posted a beautiful Christmas card done with the mistletoe embossing folder.I have since purchased one and would love to learn how you got that expressive results.
    Thank you in advance,
    Shannon May

  7. Such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing!