Friday 12 January 2024

Embossing Wet or Dry for Seize the Birthday


Hi everyone, it's time to start our challenges again for the new year at Seize the Birthday.
I have chosen one of my favourite techniques, embossing, and you can try wet, dry or both!

Or, play along with our anything goes option, as long as it's for a birthday.

My team mates and our party guests have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

I've made a few cards with this impresslit die and wax pastes but wanted something a bit more masculine looking for hubby's birthday. Yep, a masculine butterfly card, starting to look like a moth maybe?!

I diecut the butterfly from black card and rubbed on some art alchemy wax pastes.
I love how detailed the embossing is. I've also embossed the background and used wet embossing on the diecut birthday sentiment, using versamark ink and Lindy's midnight bronze powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Double D, celebrating their 8th year of challenges, with an optional bronze theme, Congrats!

Dies: Sizzix 3D butterfly impresslit; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle; Memory Box birthday cursive script circle (I cut the circle off); 
Other: Darice Crackle embossing folder; Art Alchemy antique brilliance waxes; versamark ink and Lindy's midnight bronze embossing powder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous butterfly! So pretty and majestic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Blog, Birthday/Anniversary Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning butterfly! Love this card

Colleen said...

Cathy, thank you for this fun challenge! Your butterfly is gorgeous and I can see it totally being a masculine card with the colors (which are also striking!) you rubbed in...I loved this technique too!

Linda said...

Thanks, Cathy for the fun challenge. I absolutely love your butterfly. So pretty on your white embossed background. I have not heard of this technique before.

Mrs A. said...

Your butterfly is bautiful with the wax colourings. Hugs mrs a.

JoAnn said...

This is a fun challenge Cathy. Love your embossed background and lovely butterflies. Love the colors.

Nancy said...

Moth or butterfly it doesn't matter, it is so very cool! Love that EF too! Great card for your hubby's birthday, Cathy!

Darlene said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

Pat said...

The colours are perfect for a masculine card and I'm sure your hubby will love it..the dry embossed background suits it perfectly, and the large embossed sentiment looks great Cathy. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2024. x

Barbara said...

I thought masculine as soon as I saw this. You have done a fabulous job and I am in awe.

JulieP said...

I do love the masculine feel the copper shine gives to this. It's one absolutely stunningly beautiful moth. *wink*

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Cathy! You’ve really showcased embossing, but it is your challenge, after all! I love the butterfly, and the bronze birthday.

Ashwini Rao said...

The wax pastes really make it shine - the butterfly looks absolutely spectacular! I love the subtle crackle embossing in the background. What an awesome card!

Greta said...

Oh what a beauty this is! Wonderful BD card!

Glenda J said...

Thanks for the challenge! Your butterfly is absolutely stunning! Love it! I have no idea what wax pastes are but now I'll have to check them out.