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Embossing Way Back When!


DSC_0228STB ToppingsHello Friends, I have a card and a little embossing story for you!  Before I head over to my Throwback Thursday,  it’s time for another Challenge over at Seize the Birthday. This time around our topping is Embossing.  You may use any type of embossing you like, Dry with and embossing folder, Heat embossing with versa mark and a heat gun, or any other type of embossing that I haven’t mentioned. Speaking of any other type….. My hubby before I got into card making myself, use to make his own thank you cards using an embossing technique of his own. He would dampen a piece of watercolored paper by sticking it in a sink full of water, then he would pull it out to dry on a towel to where it was damp and no longer dripping. Then he would take the paper and lay it over the stencil (that he made) and press ever so slightly through the stencil as to make a raised impression using the back nub of a paintbrush. He made some cards with the sentiment raised on the outside front of the card, sometimes he would do the opposite and have the impression going inwards on the front of the card.  When it came time for our wedding invitations, we were frugal okay poor, we decided to make our own Wedding invitations with this embossing technique.  Okay, don’t laugh, back then we sure thought they looked awesome.  We were getting married at the beach at 9 AM on a Sunday on the deck of a restaurant that was owned by a family member to my boss at the time.  So we decided to have the invitation mimic what it would actually look like where we would be standing at the time of the wedding.  You will see what I mean in the photos below.  Sorry for the quality of the photos I was to lazy to take them out of the scrapbooks and they have page protectors over them as well.  Even the inside response card had a bit of embossing on it as well.DSC_0232

See how the card looks like the photo.

The wavy line was suppose to be the tide rolling in…lol

My dress was hand made by a friend of mine! I thought it needed to be a little less formal

since it was after all 9AM.

DSC_0233I so appreciate you sticking with me down memory lane.  By the way, hubby and I have been married for 23 years now to put the photos into perspective.

VLVJul15Week3SketchI am also linking my card up to the Viva la Verve week 3 sketch where all my inspiration began.!  I thought this sketch was awesome! If you haven’t noticed I really adore the Poppy Birthday  Set from Verve and I also have been kinda enjoying doing some heat embossing with some ink resist over top.  I think this is my 3rd card as of late with this technique.  So, So Fun! The Chevron piece across the top was made with some Washi tape and my SU Envelop Punch Board.  I don’t use this tool enough.  The base was started out on a piece of white card stock and I used 2 SU inks to blend together to get the results I was happy with.   Any other questions just let me know.

Take care and see you soon! Nanc’



14 thoughts on “Embossing Way Back When!

  1. Love the recent card & the throwback story πŸ˜‰

  2. Fantastic wedding invitations and I think you did an awesome job. No matter how much you spend, it doesn’t mean you will love each other more if a lot of moola is used. Ours was a frugal one as well. I made my own wedding dress and the attendants made their own too. Mine cost $14. LOL

  3. Wow, I enjoyed your embossing story. The inivitation was beautiful. I think you did a fabulous job with it, with your layout and with your beautiful card too. Love it. Love the Verve Poppy Birthday stamps too.

  4. I so enjoyed reading about your DH’s handmade embossed cards! Wow! Talent runs in the family! πŸ™‚ Your poppy card is so bright and pretty…definitely something to brighten the recipient’s day! Oh, and congratulations on 23 years of marriage! That is wonderful!!

  5. What a great story! Beautiful card as well!

  6. Absolkutdly stunning! Ilove the bright color–

  7. Beautiful card you created, love the colors! Fantastic wedding card, love it! Oh and the hair, I would have sworn it was the 80’s lol Great memories, thanks for sharing them all with us! xo~

  8. This card is so gorgeous! Love the depth you’ve created and I also loved your story.

  9. What a fun post! Love that gorgeous card and all of the wonderful color. Very interesting story about your hubby and his embossing technique. Love the wedding picture! Thanks for sharing your special memories!

  10. Oh, your poppy card is just dreamy! Loved reading about your throwback. I did my wedding shower invites with a toaster and silver embossing powder because I didn’t own a heat gun. This was back before the embossing buddy and there were silver flecks all over the navy cardstock and more than one had to be tossed because it got a little too hot on the toaster! It’s a wonder I continued stamping, making those cards was such a nightmare! LOL

    • Oh my!!! Talk about living on the wild side …paper and a toaster just sounds super risky! I chuckled out loud when I read your message! Thanks for your sweet comment on my card and for putting a smile on my face!! Have a great week!!

  11. This card is sooooo soft and lovely with a hint of whimsical graphicness and I just adore it!! Those whimsical flowers are adorbs! And I have to admit that I teared up just a smidge reading through your wedding invite story. I guess that was your first sign that he was a cool guy – he could emboss! πŸ™‚

  12. I love the card you created for STB, Nancy. It’s so bright and cheery with those embossed scribbly flowers. I remember back when we used brass plates and a stylus to emboss. I think I had a couple of them but it was too boring for me. πŸ˜‰ I’d much rather use an ef.

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