Thursday, June 2, 2011

McMahon Five Designs- Embossed Digi

My parents celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary last week- and when I saw the Lily of the Valley Digi set at McMahon Five Designs this week- well it is perfect for an Anniversary card!
 I highlighted the image with flourishes from Parisan Accents Spellbinders in SU Metallic cardstock.  The sentiment is from Studio 313 (from McMahon Five) and I also framed the sentiment with the Parisian Accents flourishes.  I used the gold embossing powder on the brads as well so they would coordinate with the embossing powder.
 I printed the digi out onto a lightweight vellum- so I could use a Technique Junkies Pierced Vellum technique. I was ready for the Vellum as it finished printing- armed with my embossing powder. 

 Tap off the excess and use your embossing gun to melt the powder.
 I had a spot or two up at the top that did not take the embossing powder as thoroughly as I wanted it to- just use your Versamark pen- or an erasable pen to add ink to the area you want touched up and sprinkle on more powder. (If a pen is erasable that indicates that the ink does not dry right away- so it is emboss-able).

 I colored the back of the Vellum with Copic markers. Then I did the pierced Vellum Technique- really adds to the elegant look.

ABC Challenge-variety of embellishments- flourishes, ribbon, brads and pierced Vellum
Cooking it Up with Katie- Romantic, embossed, ribbon
Divas by Design-Florals
Paper Minutes-something in quadruple- brads, corner flourishes
Cheerful Stamp Pad-A special Reason-Anniversary
Crafty Cardmakers- Love the Lasting Kind
Paper Playtime- Digi plus Love theme
Crafty Emma- embossing- I have dry embossing -background and embossing powder
Crafty Sentiments- Special Occasions

Thanks for stopping by!


Willy said...

What a wonderful card. Love the embossing!

Sharon said...

This is just gorgeous Shelly! Great technique!

Stef H said...

56 years!!!! how wonderful. wishing them the best of everything!

love the card. it's gorgeous!

hugs :)

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! This is so pretty!

Unknown said...

So pretty, love the embossing and flourishes. I can see the time and love you put into this.

Have a great day!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing and now I think I need those new Spellbinder dies.

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful card!! I'm going to have to try the printer/embossing - oh, the possibilities! TFS!

Joanne Gilch said...

Shelly...gorgeous card...thanks for the tips with vellum and embossing powder immediately after printing!

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks for the tip on how to emboss printed images.
Jack xx

jimlynn said...

This is just beautiful Shelly! Thanks for how to do that wonderful technique too. And congrats to your parents on their anniversary.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

So awesome Shelly! LOVE all your embossing --it's so perfect for a wedding anniversary! I'm sure they'll love this! *Ü*

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Congratultations to your parents. That is a wonderful celebration.
They would be so proud of you when they opened their card as it is incredibly beautiful.

Debi said...

shelley I think this is one of the most perfect cards I've seen :-) just so beautiful in it's fine detail. perfect to celebrate your parents 56 years of marriage x

Julie said...

Wonderful - so elegant!! Thanks for joining in with our Embossing challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

trisha too said...

Very pretty, Shelly! Yep, elegant!


Mary G. said...

Shelly, this is beautiful!! The gold with the green is very elegant. A very special card for a very special couple! My parents will be celebrating their 56th anniversary in July!

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Marlene said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! WOW!

Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog. :) Glad you are enjoying the freebies.

Laney said...

Stunning card Shelley!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design would love to see you next time too

Laney said...

back again!! fabulous card hun
thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie this week would love to see you again

grandmalee said...

Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! I'm sure you're parents love it! I love that pierced vellum technique...had to enlarge it to see what you were talking about.

jessica said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the embossing and love that you shared your technique. Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime.

Katie said...

Love the embossing and card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

PetraB said...

A wonderful card, the embossing is amazing. Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

Janis Lewis said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :)Janis

Juliet A said...

You almost make me regret having a laser printer. Wait - my lines don't run when I color - I'll keep the laser printer after all. Still, it would help if your cards weren't so beautiful!

Jacki Daniels said...

Stunning card thanks for jioining in at CCM
Jacki xx