It's all about the embossing ...

This week has flown past quicker than Concorde and even faster than the speed of light! It has been choker full of "stuff" that I have completed but I don't remember when, where and sometimes why (lol). Relaxing but busy weekend happening and looking forward to getting away. I just home not too many people are travelling on Friday evening ... I can but wish ...

The theme this week over at Polka Doodle Challenges is "add some embossing" and as I forgot to blog my card last week, thought I had better add it and hope no one noticed my absence ... eeeek!  I have used papers, sentiment and embellishments from Work and Play 9, Love and Kisses.

I printed off all my elements and embossed them with different embossing folder. I then sanded back all the embossing to age the papers a bit.

Next I knocked the colour further back by adding fine white pearlescent pan pastel. This gave all the papers and embellies a great shimmery effect (which is not captured clearly in the photo).

I then began layering all my papers and images. I mixed embossed pieces with "plain" pieces which has given a wonderful textural feel to my card. I think it also has helped each stand out, (if that makes sense).

I then added some lace, little hearts and ribbon to add further textural elements to the card. Although it is "busy", I do love how all the elements blend together.

Right gotta get myself packed, the house organised and get an early night. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and catch up with you all on Sunday evening,

x x x

Products and links:

Crafting with Attitude - anything goes
In the pink - pink and floral
Frilly and funkie - something to say
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Colour Throwdown
Come and get it - anything goes with flowers
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes