Thursday, February 24, 2011

Canadian Crafty Blog Hop

Over at the Made By Jacqueline blog there is a blog hop on that is open to Canadian crafters. Isn't that hop logo adorable? Why not join us?

Today I have an engagement card to share. 

This is a Cuttlebug embossed background with a simple stamp in a flat area in the middle. I used a Bow Easy to tie the satin ribbon double bow.

Linda S. asked how the selective embossing is done. To leave a center area unembossed, you run the paper through an embossing machine (I use Cuttlebug) with something on top that has the center cut out. In this case I used a wooden photo mat that is about one quarter inch thick. I got it at Michaels. They are really cheap, about $2 each, and they have a number of different ones with hearts, ovals and squares for openings. When the mat goes through the machine, extra pressure is on the solid area and less on the opening, so it leaves the opening unembossed. Hope this makes sense. Here is a link to describe it better with photos:


Jacqueline said...

Great Card.

Thank so much for posting and joining us at the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop. I love that there are so many talented Canadians.
I am now a follower of yours.

Linda S said...

I like your card!! May I ask how you left the middle unembossed? I discovered your blog on the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop! I am now following you.

Oma said...

Beautiful card Charmaine! I found you via Jacqueline's blog hop.

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
Found you through the Canadian Crafty BLog hop