Anyway, using in colors and soft suede, these are the cards I came up with. The first one consists of just one half sheet of card stock—no layers, no embellishments. I stamped the image with Soft Suede ink on the Blushing Bride card stock after running it through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added depth with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers. Voilá! So simple. Finally, I brushed my inked sponge across the embossing, a technique I liked enough to use again on the next card.
This time, I decided to make my card Pear Pizzazz since I was using the coordinating marker. It provides a nice frame for the textured portion of the card. I proceeded the same as in the previous card except that I omitted the words and tied a ribbon around the card stock before fastening it to the card front.
This one is totally different. There is a Whisper White card framing this Concord Crush embossed frame. I cut the oval a die for the Big Shot and then stamped a portion of the image on that piece of card stock. No coloring this time. A piece of designer paper behind it and a ribbon around it, all in coordinating Concord Crush elements. I think this one is especially classy!
Elements of Style stamp set, W 118611, $27.95; C 120045, $19.95
Blushing Bride Card Stock, 119796, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock, 119795, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Concord Crush Card Stock, 119792, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (level 1), free hostess gift with sales of $150 or more
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 115657, $5.95
Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad, 119785, $5.95
Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers, 119801, $14.95, all 5 in colors
Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, 119267, $8.95, 15 yards
Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, 119266, $8.95, 15 yards
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions EmbossingFolder, 121809, $7.95
Ovals Originals Die, 114525, $15.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95