Monday, February 11, 2013

2 embossed and sanded dp cards

Joan gave us a really neat technique to try this week called dry embossing and sanding  TLC416. I used paper from K&Company. I used my script embossing folder. I had never thought to sand my paper with a brown paper bag until Joan told us about it. I love the soft sanded look that it achieved on my card. I used The Sweet Stop Sketch:SSS197 I used a scripture stamp from Inspired Stamps:James 1:2. I added some quilled roses, floral filler and a twine bow. While I was making this card and reading the scripture I saw a similarity. I cut the paper, I embossed the paper, I sanded the paper, I glued the paper, I sewed the paper... from the paper's point of view those were traumatic events. But the result was much prettier than the plain piece of paper had been. Maybe my life, with the trials that seem so traumatic, is being transformed into something beautiful. I kinda took that away from this scripture.I am entering this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.WAW66

I had so much fun with this technique. I just had to do another one. This paper was sitting out on my desk because I was going to do the blue/brown challenge last Friday, F4A155 but didn't get around to doing it until today. I used K&Company DP and the script embossing folder. I had tried sanding with a brown paper bag on my first card and I really liked the subtle sanded look, but because the colors were more bold on this card I went ahead and got the sandpaper out. I added quilled roses made out of brown paper bags. I felt that this little heart button with twine went with the country feel of the plaid. The only stamping is from a Mark's Finest Papers set called LOVE LOVE LOVE. I used the Monday Mojo sketch MOJO280.


  1. This is stunning, Marilynn. Your cards are always just amazing, and I'm always SO blessed when you have time to stop by and share with us in our challenges. I just LOVE seeing your creations as they always cheer me so! Thanks for stopping by to share your talents with us, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. What beautiful cards! Love your roses. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

  3. These are so beautiful. Love the sanding technique.

  4. This is really pretty. Very elegant.


  5. Hi Marilyn! Oh my! Both cards are SO lovely, but my favorite is the first that new sanding technique you shared! And that Bible verse and your take on it, using the "paper trauma" as an example...Wow! That is SO YOU, Marilyn! Wonderful words of encouragement! Thanks! Hope all is well with you and the family!

  6. Beautiful cards Marilynn. Love the technique. I love dry embossing. It gives such a neat textures to card stock. The flower embellishments are lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.