Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Golden Christmas and Royal Blog Tour… Vote Today

Today is the big day… the official voting day for the next honorary Royal Blog Tour Queens… be sure to cast your vote and THANKS!!Vote Today

Today I’m sharing two cards made with the new Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder!  I’ve been having a lot of fun with this folder and have already created an entire stamp camp venue around the folder… doesn’t that sound like fun?

Also, couldn’t help but add a little extra ‘bling’ using the basic jewels Rhinestones too… hope you like these simple, quick, yet elegant cards!

First up… no bling, just beautiful brushed gold card stock and an embossed greeting to enhance the double embossed background.


The brushed gold background on this card was double embossed… first with the Pretty Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder, and a second time with the Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder.  I like the mixed background, don’t you?  Kind of looks like mini snowflakes out playing with the big boys!  Very Vanilla narrow grosgrain ribbon adds a little extra to the card too, don’t you think?  The greeting on this card is from the Word Play stamp set, and embossed using a heat tool, versamark ink, and Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Now… are you ready for the bling card?  I kind of went crazy with the rhinestones, and added some detailing with the New Chunky Gold Glitter as well!


Same Stamp used on this card… but no double embossing… just the Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder doing a solo act!  A little extra detailing was added using the ever popular mat pack and paper piercing tool… it just seemed to need a little something… here’s a close up showing both glitter and piercing:


To attach the chunky glitter, I ran tombow mono adhesive along the edges and then scooped the glitter on top.  After patting gently with my finger and brushing off any excess, it is secured well. 

Stampin’ dimensionals were used on both cards to pop up the greetings on both cards… Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a special sketch based card for the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team… I think you’re going to like it!!

Before you leave, please vote for the next Honorary Blog Tour Queens… I’m so honored to have been nominated by my readers!  You can visit the Royal Blog Tour Site HERE.

Big Thanks to all of you… and Hugs,


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craftystamper said...

Love the double embossing-yet love the solo act as well. Very creative.

Jean said...

Stunning! These are fabulously beautiful.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such an adorable card....very stylish...have a super sweet day!

enjoy *~*

Email me said...

GORGEOUS cards! And I really like the double embossing!

Donna said...

It's a beautiful card, Sharon! And yes, I do love the dots in the background. Amazing that they remain textured when running the 2nd folder through!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Very pretty and LOVE the bling.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful cards!!!

And, I just voted. Good luck!

Jackie L Watson said...

Your cards are gorgeous as usual, I also tried to vote on the royal blog tour and it won't let me. There is no email address to send to. sorry

Created By You said...

The address to vote has been added to the site now: rbtpoll(at)theroyalblogtour(dot)com

Laurie Gibson said...

Love both of the cards and good luck with the vote!!!! You deserve it!!!