Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gold Embossing for a Hero Card


There's a challenge going on over at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #257 which is "gold embossing." I made this card for an OWH hero, and heat-embossed the retired SU! image with gold ep on a snippet of black cardstock. I knew I was going to mat with red, so I took a red colored pencil and lightly colored the background for a subtle touch of color. The larger gold mat was white cardstock, embossed with the same gold ep and matted with a red card base. I added 6 black brads for accents and hand-wrote a message inside to thank one of our heroes for serving.

I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #172 because all of the mats were snippets of cardstock.

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me today! Make it a great Tuesday!

Carol

17 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Love this HERO honor embossed card! Wonderful masculine card.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this card is so masculine and bright! You matched very well the red with the embossed stamp and the other layers!

Jenny L said...

Hi carol,
oh what a really fab card.
Super gold embossing, and a lovely design.
Good luck in the challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love all the gold embossing! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Jean said...

Fabulous card, I love the gold panel. I have never thought of heat embossing a large piece of paper but it looks great here. the image is imprssive and it also looks good embossed with gold.
Jean x

Liz said...

Lovely embossing. The go,d looks great with the red and black. xx

Brenda said...

Our Hero's will love this card Carol! I love the color combo, that gold is so rich looking. Love the touch with the brads too! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Carol, just loving that embossing..xxx

Jane said...

This card is lovely! Love your embossing...
Thanks for joining us this week.

jimlynn said...

All of that gold just SHINES - as does your wonderful card.
Fantastic.
Lynn

Di said...

What a great card Carol and such a lovely idea for OWH. The image is just perfect and, like Jean says, I would never have thought of embossing a whole background. Mind you, I struggle with embossing at the best of times anyhow :)

Hugs

Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa... that gold layer is more embossing? That's impressive. No wonder it matches so well!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Striking! Very rich looking! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing along at Speedy Fox & Friends challenge! Please join us again next time too.
Hugs,
Pam
MFP SF&F DT
www.pammiesinkypinkies.blogspot.com

SARN said...

Fantastic looking masculine card Carol.
xxx

Stampsnob. said...

So pretty with the gold embossing Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

JD/ Jill said...

This is so elegant and well done! Sure to be appreciated by the receiver!

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW! Just stunning! I love the subtle red shading - and all that gorgeous gold!