Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge, we are launching a new challenge today which is Emboss It!
I’m pleased to be hosting this month and I hope you like the theme that I chose; we would like you to include an embossing folder or embossing powder/enamel as part of your papercraft designs. For my card, I used an Arched embossing folder by Tim Holtz (smile!).
I started by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock 6x4inches to fit my blank card and then I embossed it with an arch design using an Arched Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz. I highlighted the 3-D embossed design by running a Moonlight White Brilliance Ink Pad over the top. Next I die cut an oval from the embossed cardstock and also from a piece of white card using a Shapes Die Set by Marianne Designs. I layered them all together with a striped design paper for the background and also a pretty pink flower. The flower was created using a Flower Garden stamp by Tim Holtz, which I stamped onto mixed media paper using black Archival Ink, coloured using Kuretake watercolour paints and fussy cut out. The Kuretake paint colours I used were Rose Madder, Dark Rose Madder and White for the flower petals and Sap Green and Dark Sap Green for the foliage. To finish, I added a piece of lace and the “Happy Birthday” wording, which I stamped onto a piece of white card.
I hope you’ll join us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge too, for more inspiration please check out the amazing papercraft projects from my Sparkles Buddies in the Design Team too; we would love for you to join us. Please be sure to check out the rules here.
With the arches on this card, we are going back to a part of Venice where arches abound, Piazza San Marco also known as St. Marks Square. This Square contains some of the most famous buildings in Venice, here is St. Marks Clocktower. It was constructed above a high archway that leads back to the Rialto (where we visited on my last post) and was completed in 1849.
The beautiful Basilica dominates the Square.
It is so intricately detailed, with its great arches and marble, and the gold and fresco decorations are breathtaking.
St. Mark’s Campanile is a free standing tower in the Piazza, that was rebuilt in 1912, as the former Campanile collapsed in 1902.
This is a view of the Piazzetta (little Piazza/Square), which is an extension of the St. Mark’s Square looking towards San Marco basin (an area of the Venetian Lagoon). The Doge’s Palace is on the left and the library is on the right, and there are two columns at the end, one topped with the “Lion of Venice” and the other with a statue of “St. Theodore”.
I hope that you are enjoying visiting Venice with me (smile!).
Stay safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
As well as Sparkles Monthly Challenge , I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:
Ally’s Angels Challenge Blog and their Challenge #69 – Anything Goes with my birthday card.
Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Blog and their Anything Goes with a twist of Clouds challenge with the embossing folder that I used to create this card.
Triple B Challenge where everything is about Birds, Blooms and Butterflies with the pretty pink flower on my card.