Monday, February 26, 2018

Plant seeds of happiness

Here's a wonderful stamp from Sherri Baldy, I made this card for the new contest over on the SSS Challenge blog.  This cutie is just too sweet. The contest is to include butterflies and flowers on their card.  Winners chosen will get a prize from Sherri and a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog.

Don't you just love Sherri's cute little girl stamps? She also has some great boy theme images.

Question of the day: Do you emboss?  embossing folders only?  brass stencils?

I used to LOVE embossing stencils, in fact, it's what started me card making, but now I do very little of it. I do however like embossing folders.

NOTE:  If you didn't leave comment on Feb 1st,  please go back and do so as winners will get picked from there everyday! CLICK HERE.  Also winners have not been picked from the 20th through the 26th yet if you haven't commented on those days.  Check the winner list HERE.

Here's some people on the winner list that I have not heard from:
Sandi
Skrappindiva
Denise P
Sindu
Alice Joos
bee
stampingwithpeggie
Jennifer Dillon
Jennifer Kray
TheCraftPrincess
Sylvia Ames
Shabneez
Tracy Welham
Billie Dee
Vickie Kertz
Cindy van Oorschot
Jeanie Ellis

48 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dennis Freeman said...

I love the look of Embossing but I am too lazy to go plug in heat tool 😏. You would think I do it all the time with my 50 containers of Embossing powder in every color. Haha lol

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Holley

and I only use embossing folders I use then often

Gr Karin

Beth Brovold said...

Oh she's darling Holley...love the papers and embellishments surrounding her!
Take care,
Beth

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! I love to emboss with embossing folders xoxo

Darcy Schroeder said...

Such a cute card, Holley!! I have a variety of brass stencils from many years ago, but have to say I mostly just use embossing folders because they are so easy to use and you get such great texture. I still have my light box from about 20 years ago so maybe I will get those brass stencils out again!!

Susan T. said...

What a pretty card! The sentiment is so nice and is certainly appropriate today. I love to emboss using folders. I have a few metal stencils, but never think to use them.

Billie Dee said...

So sweet!

papersmiles said...

Cute card. Definitely puts me in the mood to welcome spring. But it's still cold here....brrrrr. I use embossing folders, half-folders and border folders all the time. I like adding dimension. Hugs, Barbara

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the embellishments.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Audrey R said...

Hi Holley - very cute card! I mostly use embossing folders, although I do have some brass stencils and a light box, which I need to use! I love the look of stencils dry embossed and then chalked. Audrey R in Austin

bissecat said...

This beautiful card,I love this.Cute image and all colors and embellishments.I embrossing folders and stensils .

Melodyscraps, mixed media goddess said...

I love this image! It reminds me of my daughter before she was a teenager. We grew a garden in pallets one summer. She was adorable!

I really love my embossing folders! I have a few brass stencils, but have never really used them much. I have used plastic stencils to emboss some too. I also enjoy heat embossing. Sometimes that smooth shiny bit is just what it takes to make a piece POP!

Candy Meyers said...

I really like this little girl. She is just too cute. I emboss, all 3 ways. The reason I bought my first Wizard was to be able to emboss the brass stencils without poking a hole in them, like happened often with a stylus. From the Wizard I graduated to a Cuttlebug and then a Vagabond. I rarely make a card that I don't have something embossed or cut on it. So glad for the improvements to our craft.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This is one of my favorite cards. I love this sweet little girl and all of your elements work perfectly together. I love doing embossing. I have many folders... sort of addicted to buying them...LOL

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

i have only one of Sheri's stamps and love it!! Thanks for sharing your adorable card!

Sindhu said...

beautiful card...I love embossing folders..

Amy Martin said...

Adorable card Holley! Sherry has the cutest images. I do emboss and use embossing folders. Ive never tried the brass stencils though. I should look into that.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Such a cute image and card, Holley! One of my favorite techniques is to swipe ink over embossed paper, so I do love embossing folders.

Glennis said...

very cute!

Virginia M. said...

I love to emboss and enjoy using embossing folders and brass stencils. Have quite a few brass stencils.
Virginia Montagna

DonnaMundinger said...

Very cute! Love the buttons! I love embossing folders and emboss frequently. I do have some brass one's that I don't think I've ever used. Not even sure why I have them. LOL xxD

Vickie Kertz said...

I love texture so embossing folders is what i like.
This image is adorable. Love the whole card

sammi said...

Awesome card! She is adorable! I love embossing with embossing folders - Have never tried it with a brass stencil

Pat said...

Love your card, Holley. She's a cutie pie. I used to do both embossing folders and powders, but rarely have the time now.

Anonymous said...

I love to emboss and enjoy using both embossing folders and brass stencils. Have quite a few brass stencils and love them.

Virginia Montagna

Jean said...

I use folders but not enough. I should kee them closer so I remember to use them.

A darling card!!!

DJ said...

I have only used stencils a few times but I really like embossing folders. I love this image from Sherri and your card is adorable.

Billie Dee said...

She is just so cute! Love the venue!

Jennifer Dillon said...

I love Sherri Baldy images and I love this card and I love embossing with folders and stencils.

StampNK said...

What a fun and cheerful spring or summer card. You always color your images so beautifully. I like using embossing folders to add texture to my card bases and have started using a few of my older brass stencils again too

Nikki C said...

I love To heat emboss mostly i own a few embossing folders which i do try to use. Your card is so cute hugs Nikki

Karenladd said...

What a little cutie! She looks so proud of her garden bounty. I love embossing of all kinds, especially embossing folders. They are a fun way to add that extra bit of detail to a card without too much work.

Jennifer Bradley said...

The image is so cute and I love the gardening theme to your card. I use embossing folders. Hugs Jennifer xx

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card ..love the image.
Hugs Rose

Vivian Foo said...

I do not own any embossing folders yet.

lucie H said...

She's adorable. I am adicted to embossing folders. I love using them to add texture to my cards.

barbara macaskill said...

Yes, I do emboss. I use embossing folders, brass stencils and embossing pastes. They are awesome for backgrounds, adding texture and depth and I love coloring parts of or all of the embossed images!
I love this adorable card! The little girl is darling! TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wonderful card. I mainly use embossing folders, but also like using embossing powder.

jackiep said...

lovely card great for anyone who loves gardening

jackiep said...

forgot to say love embossing folders, use them a lot

Mel C said...

Adorable card, love doing the garden theme cards too! I love to use embossing folders the most, also heat embossing.

Laurian said...

Such a darling image and wonderful design Holley! I do still use my brass embossing stencils, not too often but sometimes its fun to create something using your own skills xx

Shelley said...

Great card, I love garden related themes. Yes, I love embossing with folders and I really like using stencils as they are so very versatile.

Karenladd said...

I love this cute garden card and I do love embossing! I was so thrilled to discover embossing folders because it made the process so quick and easy. I also use brass stencils every so often, because I bought several of them years back when that was the only option. Of course, I love heat embossing too...so yes to embossing!

Kathy said...

I love this card. I do emboss. I started with the brass stencils but gave most of them away. I do use embossing folders. I am starting to experiment with inking them as well.

SHartl said...

What a fun card for spring! I always love embossing and was so excited to discover embossing folders. I had tried using stencils for embossing a few times but kind of made a mess of it so embossing folders are my favorite.

ionabunny said...

Cute card. I love embossing. I have a few brass but I use mostly folders. They are so easy and fun. But the brass ones are brilliant for using texture paste. Much better than plastic stencils. Hugz