I had a root canal this morning at eight o'clock. I am stamping today so that I can take my mind off of my aching jaw!! Today's challenge at SCS is called Ways to Use It and today it was ways to use embossing. Julia's sample used Carte Postale and had the most amazing embellishment on it. She embossed a giant brand. You can see her sample HERE. Isn't it beautiful? Julia inspired me to get my Carte Postale set out, too, as it is one of my very favorite sets and I haven't used it in a while. I also pulled out my French Flair Background stamp, too, because it goes so well with Carte Postale.
I loved Julia's giant brad, but I didn't have anything even remotely like it. Yet, she still inspired me because I knew that I could use my 1 1/4" circle punch and come up with a very pretty flower circle. I mounted these circles on a second circle the same size to give it a little more substance. I mounted my Bonjour Flair panel the same way.
My card is 5 1/4" square. I used my black craft pad to ink up my stamps and then black embossing powder. It looks so rich in real life. Everything on this card is SU with the exception of the ribbon. I wanted a satin ribbon - just seemed a bit more elegant to me.
Supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Carte Postale, French Flair
Paper: Basic Black, River Rock
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Heat Gun, Black Embossing Powder, Satin Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch