Thursday, May 29, 2014

Make it Monday #166 - Debossed Backgrounds

Hello friends.  Because I needed another graduation card, and because I STILL had the "Life is Beautiful" stamp set out, I decided to combine the two along with the challenge this week at Papertrey Ink's "Make it Monday".  Dawn McVey has a great video on how to do a technique called debossing, and I love it!  Quick and easy, and adds a really nice touch to the backgrounds of your cards.  Here's what I came up with:

I started by stamping the smaller butterfly from "Life is Beautiful" with Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, & Winter Wisteria inks (all PTI), and then did the debossing (click to enlarge the pictures to see better).  I used the same graduation stamp again from Paper Inspiration that I used on a couple cards I showed you last week, and also stamped and debossed a butterfly over the sentiment.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I also debossed a few butterflies there too.  (yes, this technique is a tad bit addictive!)  I layered and pop dotted my sentiment to the background and added a graduation cap (PTI die) and some bakers twine to finish.  My friend asked for a "girly" graduation card, so I think this will fit the bill nicely!! :0)

Make sure you check out all the other great entries and Dawn's video over on Nichole Heady's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful Thursday.  (We're babysitting Beamer today, so 3 dogs is making our house just a bit wild!  My youngest (19) asked if this is what it was like when she and her 2 sisters were little, and gave a big groan when I said "yup"!  :0)


  1. Oh my goodness. This is amazing! Never would have thought of using this colour combo, but it's stunning.

  2. Oh wowza! If I pretending I was graduating, could I get one of these beauties? I SO love those butterflies!

  3. Marcia, you have really out done yourself now!! This card is FANTASTIC!!! I am blown away. Such an awesome graduation card. I would love to get this card!! Thank you so much for the comment and the advise. Heading right to the store.

  4. Amazing Marcia!!!!! Wow ! What a great graduation card. Well done!

  5. Ditto all of the above! Love the color combo, the gorgeous grad card and the stunning debossing!

  6. Wowie!! What an amazing card! I not only love the color combo but the way you highlighted your center butterfly is over the top great!!



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