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HIMCR #149 - Embossing

Hello! It's great to be back with a new challenge post for Hiding in my Craft Room. This time, we're challenged to use embossing on our projects. It can be any kind of embossing: Wet or dry; You can use powder, a folder, a bone folder and Scor-pal, or old school embossing with a stylus and stencil. If you don't have any of these, feel free to use some pre-embossed paper.

Our sponsor this week is Laurie (blog owner) and she's giving away some embossing folders to a lucky winner.

I use embossing often on my projects, so I can say it is one of my favorite techniques. This time, I decided to go for dry embossing in an unusual way (at least for me). 


Flourishes stamps - Flowers for Jan
Spectrum Noir markers - Purples
Craft Concepts - More Dots embossing folder
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders: Scalloped Borders One, A2 Matting Basics A
Pelikan glitter glue
Other generic materials
Linen cardstock in white

This clean and layered card consists of two basic elements: stamps and embossing, as simple as that. I wanted to give the wisteria flowers the after-rain effect, so I added a sparkly glitter glue. In 'real life' it looks like raindrops. I wanted a very subtle design for this card, so I layered it white on white, and used a delicate polka dot embossing folder under a double border top layer.

I hope you feel inspired to participate in this week's challenge. To do so, just visit Hiding in my Craft Room, follow instructions and link up your project. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

This card is participating in:
Flowers - Stamping with the Dragon 
May Flowers - Cards in Envy
Off the Edge - Addicted to CAS
May Challenge 2 - House of Cards


  1. Oh, Gracie, I LOVE this card! This image is so beautiful, and I love that you embossed it at the bottom to make a beautiful edge and add lovely texture. And your coloring is beautiful with the added glitter! Totally gorgeous, sweet friend! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful Gracie..... love this card, and the image is beautiful. You always inspire me. What stamp is this? Hope you are doing good my friend! Also love your new background on the site, so you!

  3. Gracie! This is one of my FAVORITE of your cards! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! WOW! Super Job in coloring too! ;)

  4. Hi Gracie,
    What a gorgeous card. Your coloring is great, and the sentiment really makes you think. Just beautiful...another good job well done. Drop me a line when you get a chance.

  5. This is a gorgeous creation. Stunning in its simplicity <3

  6. Your card is so beautiful! Love the fabulous embossing and the great colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. love your embossing and great flowers!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards In Envy!!!!

  8. Beautifully done, Graciellie! Love the sentiment and your die-cut edges! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. Beautiful card! I love the flowers and your embossing is fabulous. Wonderful layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! We have a new challenge starting today, hope you will join us!

  10. This is sensational, Gracie! I love everything about it! Thank you so much for joining the Off the Edge challenge at ATCAS! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Congratulations Graciellie! Your card has been chosen by our Designers as one of the IN THE MAILBOX cards for our May Flowers challenge! Email us at with Mailbox Flowers as your subject to claim your badge! Again, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Cards in Envy!

    1. Thanks so much Sandy, I'm delighted! I have already sent an email. Thank you.

  12. This is beautiful. I love your combination of techniques, especially the scallops and dry embossing details with your gorgeous flowers.

    1. Thanks so much Heather. It's so nice to read you liked it. I'm very glad you stopped by.

  13. Beautiful vivid color! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

  14. This is so very elegant, I love the touch of glitter on the bloom :)

  15. Hi Gracie!, very pretty card combining techniques!! I love embossing too!
    Have a great day!
    Ginny M

  16. What a beautiful card! Love the added glitter glue to the flowers! Thanks for sharing at House of Cards!

  17. Beautiful. Love the touch of glitter on the flowers and the sentiment is so true! Thanks for choosing our colour challenge at House of Cards for your inspiration.

  18. Very beautiful Classic & Elegant Card. Love the Wisteria flowers! Have a great day and thanks for joining us at House of Cards Challenge Blog.

  19. OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is SUPER gorgeous!!! LOVE the white layering and the bits of shine! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx


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