One of my favorite dies are these Spellbinder's "Pears" just love them... On the Card Maker blog there is a challenge to use dry embossing and highlight some of it... right up my alley. So I'm using my newest acquisition - Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin "Brocade" is a gorgeous embossing folder set. I'm using the background folder for this card.
I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). I made a diffuser a while back which I keep handy made from mat board that gives me a 1" border around this size card. So I placed my card front in the folder, put my diffuser on top, matching the edge of my card and then my embossing sandwich and thru my machine. Used my Scor-It board to create a definite border line between the embossing and my center rectangle.
Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.
Die cut the pears and used the same embossing folder. The larger pear has a light sponge application of Distress "Scattered Straw" and then some "Aged Mahogany", Then I used the Mahogany pad to hit the high points. The smaller pear has the scattered straw and then "Crushed Olive" and then the pad of Olive on the high points. Clear embossed them then adhered them to the card with white Alene's glue.
The leaves are another Spellbinder die "Foliage". They were left plane and just sponged with the same colors and then cut away from the multi leafed die cut.
Click on image for a larger view. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Card Maker Embossing & highlighting
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Hot or Dry embossing
The House That Stamps Built #DCC911 food
Penny's Challenges #144 Anything goes
Lil Red Wagon #202 Frame it
Fab n Funky #104 Sweet Treats (to me a ripe pear is the sweetest thing...)
One Layer Wednesday OLW 157 all about the sentiment
Flourishes #237 dry embossing
Squigglefly #3613 include a sentiment
Card Mania #29 favorite color combo (greens & reds)
Old Back Porch #89 Card a week