The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, February 24, 2014

Embossed Elements: SHAMROCKS + a Giveaway!


Hello, hello, friends! I'm here today with the February edition of my new monthly Embossed Elements feature for the DeNami Design blog. Today I'm sharing with you two different projects featuring the very cool St. Patrick Embossing Folder from the DeNami store. My first project takes the obvious route, casting the St. Patrick embossing folder as the star of a St. Patrick's Day card:


For this project, I trimmed three identically sized panels of cardstock (1.75" x 4") in Leaf Green, White, and Desert Orange, then carefully lined them up side-by-side in the St. Patrick embossing folder before running the whole shebang through my diecutting machine. I adhered the panels to a white cardstock card base to form a beautifully textured version of the Irish flag.

Next I stamped a Stitched Rectangle in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock and filled this frame with Happy St. Patrick's Day (don't you just LOVE how a shamrock is used as the apostrophe in this sentiment? I do!) in Fresh Green Versacolor ink. After trimming out the framed sentiment, I simply popped it up on foam tape, and my simple flag-waving card was complete!

My second card goes to show that this St. Patrick embossing folder isn't just for March 17! Here I've used it to create a clean and simple Good Luck card.


I used the St. Patrick embossing folder to deboss a panel of patterned paper for a bit of subtly lucky texture and then adhered it, along with a length of narrow celery green grosgrain ribbon, to a white card base. I stamped the brand-new Good Luck sentiment in Olympia Green Versafine ink on white cardstock before punching it out with a word label punch. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape and affixed a pair of green rhinestones. Finally, I stamped a Curly Shamrock in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock, colored it with my Copic markers, trimmed it out, and adhered it with some foam tape. Done!

I hope that this installment of Embossed Elements has given you some useful ideas for using embossing in your papercrafting!



How would you like the chance to win this beautiful St. Patrick Embossing Folder? I have one up for grabs in an Embossed Elements giveaway! Want to be in the running? Just leave me a comment on this post using the word "LUCKY." There's no need to be a follower of my blog to enter, but if you are a follower (or become a new follower!), you can have a second entry in the drawing--just leave me a second comment telling me that you are a follower and how you follow. :)

I'll leave commenting open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, and will draw one commenter at random. The winner will be announced right here on my blog on Thursday, February 27, and if I'm able to find an email address, I'll be sure to contact the winner as well.

Thanks for joining me today!
Emily

38 comments:

Meredith said...

I'd be lucky to win! Thanks for the chance. Following on bloglovin as Meredith245

Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Auntie Em said...

Love your cards Emly!!! Your designs and ideas are always so inspiring.
The embossed flag is such a fun idea and the dainty little shamrock on the good luck card is sweet. Love the embossed panel. The subtle texture adds so much.
Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a great week and it's full of good luck for you!!! :)

Benzi said...

Emily, You're so lucky to have this wonderful embossing folder for making Irish cards. It's very cool.

I do love the shamrock for the apostrophe..too cute. Embossing or debossing, your cards are great. Nice that you did the Irish flag and love the wonderful CAS card on the bottom.

Benzi said...

I am a follower and follow you with Google.

Marisa said...

I would be very lucky indeed to win this wonderful EF! Love how you used it on the flag. Darling second card too :) Must make a few as I know 3 St. Patrick's day babies!

Marisa said...

Already a follower via Feedly and Google.

Maureen Jones said...

I love the Irish flag you created. Its quick and easy but really eye catching too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

Emily, these are both so cute! I really like the three color panels making a continuous panel! We are so lucky to have you sharing your ideas with us!

Brenda in IN said...

Love this flag and the background in the second card too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

With St Pats Day as my birthday, i hope i am the lucky one to win this!

Love the flag idea, Emily. Thats cool! The other lucky card is sweet too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I follow you with email. :)

KERRI said...

Lucky me if I win! Pick me. I LOVE this folder!

cm said...

I think we're lucky that you're sharing your incredible creativity with us today (and each time you post) to showcase this charming embossing folder on the cards you've created. Both are delightful; shamrocks always make me think of Spring, so you've certainly warm thoughts to my day (it's -30C here today...yeesh!). Your comments on my blog make me smile allll over my face - thank you!!
c

cm said...

Back again - I follow you via Feedly. So much dazzle happens here, I don't want to miss a thing!
c

Amy McCue said...

I would be really lucky to win this.

Amy McCue said...

I follow you by email.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards with this folder. I feel so LUCKY to know bloggers like you that share their creative talent.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I follow with GFC as Sue D
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Moira Galarneau said...

I am feeling lucky - so pick me!!

Moira Galarneau said...

I follow you with email updates on Google

Amy C. said...

Cute cards! I would feel LUCKY if I won! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

Amy C. said...

I follow your blog by email! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

Jennyfer L said...

Cool shamrocks card! Love that embossing folder too. New follower on bloglovin.

Mary Gillmarten said...

I am usually not so lucky as to win these contests, but I would love to win this one! I love this embossing folder! My daughter was a championship Irish dancer for years and years so I would definitely be able to put the folder to good use!

Mary Gillmarten said...

And I am a follower of your blog, I follow by email! Love your work!

Greta said...

I'm feeling lucky--your cards are creative & wonderful, Emily! I especially love the embossed printed paper!

Greta said...

I'm one of your lucky followers using Feedly.

cghundley said...

How lucky we are
to have you showing
us great embossing
items!
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

I'm a follower
with blog lovin.
Carla from Utah

Kelly Flaherty said...

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good LUCK pursue you each morning and night.
A good Irish Blessing for a wonderful Irish card.

Roey said...

How lucky I would be if I won this embossing folder! Thanks for the chance!

Roey said...

I am a follower and do it on Google.

~Tammy~ said...

Thanks for sharing that embossing folder with me. I guess I missed that one! So cute! I love your designs as always!

Lisa said...

Embossing is one of my favorite things when making cards, and I would love to be LUCKY enough to win this folder!

Lisa said...

As a newbie to DeNami, I did start following you on Bloglovin :)

Barbara B said...

Lucky I would be to win the shamrock folder!

Larissa Heskett said...

SO FUN Emily!! I LOVE your creative ideas!! We always had to were Irish Shirts at our Family Reunions when we were little!! ;) it would be FUN to use this for some cards!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Sabrina said...

I would be such a lucky duck if I won!!