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For today's project I used the Damask Folder on Creme Brulee cardstock for the background of my card. I distressed the edges of the card with Cocoa and Lagoon Inks. I also swiped straight from the inkpad onto the embossed cardstock to highlight the embossing and add to the distressed look.
The bird image is directly from the Skylark paper pack...no stamping involved today, making this a fairly easy project to duplicate. I simply cut out the image I wanted to use with my paper cutter, and then tore the one corner, adding even more texture to this card. I did add another creme brulee cardstock ribbon to the other "ribbons" already on the paper, just to add some balance to the colors. I also cut out the sentiment directly from the same sheet of Skylark B&T. I backed it with some more of the Skylark B&T for some added depth.
The branch and flower that the bird is sitting on is also preprinted on the paper, but I did highlight them using our colored pencils and a simple water brush. Then all that was left was to add some sparkle flourishes for some extra bling and now my card is finished for a very special friend. Thank you for looking at my work, I hope it inspires you to do some embossing of your own.
Now "Hop" on over to Joy'sBlog, Wow...Did You Make That! to see her Embossing fun! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great inspiring and fun ideas! Remember, if you would like to order one of these unique embossing folders you can get it right on my page for just $8.95!