Thursday, 24 October 2019


Subtle 3D Embossing folder.

Thanks for dropping by. Welcome to another Art with Heart Blog Hop. I hope you are enjoying hopping along with this October 2019 Blog Hop.

This month we are featuring Stampin' Up's! versatile range of Embossing Folders. There are new Embossing Folders available in every Stampin' Up! catalogue. They provide an inexpensive way of adding WOW! to your projects. Currently there are 24 different Embossing Folders in the Stampin' Up range.

Tonight we plan on showing you lots of ideas on how to use these folders.

I really love using embossing folders on my projects and one of my favourites is  the Subtle 3D Embossing folder as it adds texture and character but in an oh so subtle way (which is probably why it has been given the name). The Subtle embossing folder allows blank spaces on a project without it seeming plain or boring. It is this embossing folder that I am using tonight. Here is my card.

I have used the Subtle 3D embossing on the Whisper White card front. The lace effect at the bottom of the card front was cut using the Delicate Lace dies, with a panel of Seaside Spray card stock providing contrast to show the die cut lacy effect.

The "Thinking of You" greeting came from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp bundle and was stamped in Night of Navy ink. The banner for the greeting came from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

The two close-ups show the background effect of the Subtle embossing folder as well as some of the floral and butterfly details around the greeting. The flowers, leaves and swirls were cut out of Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam and Silver foil cardstock using the Lovely Flowers dies and the Floral Bouquet dies. 

The butterfly was stamped on vellum with Seaside Spray ink using butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Vellum takes a little longer to dry before the butterflies were cut out using the Butterfly Duet punch. Then the two butterflies were layered together and a small Basic Pearl Jewel added a finishing touch to the butterfly. 

As the "Thinking of You" greeting could be used for a number of different occasions, a coordinating greeting wasn't added inside the card. A small magnolia bud from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set added a simple touch to to the card inner.

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  1. I love the subtle elegance of your card Andrea - soft blue and white is so crisp and stylish. The subtle embossing looks amazing.

  2. Such pretty little details Andrea, lovely card.

  3. You have created a super elegant card, Andrea. That Subtle EF is perfect and those vellum butterflies are so delicate, love it!

  4. Such a lovely card Andrea. The Subtle EF is my absolute favourite embossing folder. I love your soft and pretty vellum butterfly!

  5. Such a beautiful card Andrea. I love all of the elegant details and that lace edging looks so pretty. The subtle embossing folder is perfect for this card (great photos too!!).

  6. Wow, what a beautiful, elegant card! The soft colours are fabulous, and the lacy edge is a real feature.

  7. What a beautiful card Andrea, I love the Subtle 3D EF and then the lacy effect at the bottom of the card is beautiful too! The vellum butterflies are soft and just lovely. Gorgeous card!


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