Glad day

...because I have no school. ;)
I used my two favorite real-life colors (as opposed to my favorite cardmaking color combo, which is...not...real life...? oh bother!), blue and green, on today's card.
Used them along with some bling, subtle woodgrain embossing, and kraft (middle row, straight down/up) in conjunction with CAS-ual Fridays #100...

Now I pose a question for you, my fellow crafters - when you use the Papertrey Ink embossing plates, how deep is the embossing? The reason I ask is because I had been layering like so (A, card, plate, rubber mat, C), and got a nice, subtle embossed look. Then I accidentally rolled the card like this (A, plate, card, rubber mat, C) and got a much deeper impression. Here's the side by side comparison...

I'm not sure if you can tell, but with the deeper impression, the impression went all the way through back of the card, and the card is slightly curled.
Which one do you/are you supposed to get? I like the subtle better, but I was just curious as to what the majority did. ;)

Thanks for stopping in today and God bless!

Cardstock: LSS, Hobby Lobby
Chipboard and sticker: October Afternoon "Woodland Park"
Other: gems (Michaels)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Papertrey Ink Woodgrain embossing plate and Doily Detail die


  1. Fabulous card! Love the scattering of pearls, and the great layers!

  2. Gorgeous card, Clare! I've been embossing your "accidental" way, but I think I prefer your more subtle results, I might try that next time. ;-)

  3. Fabulous card! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. I love this style of card! Very cool and I adore the sweet mint green pearls.

  5. Eeek! This is stunning! Love, love, love it! Thanks for playing along with our special anniversary challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!


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