Sunday, February 24, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #91

I have a few cards today for this week's CAS-ual Friday's CFC91:  Hi Ho Silver challenge.  I knew I wanted to do something either wedding or anniversary for this challenge, because of the silver.  While I was thinking about what to do, I clicked on this card that caught my eye, and I was so inspired by what I saw there.  I loved her use of the Quilled Elegance set, and also her inking up of an embossed image. 

I embossed a piece of PTI Smokey Shadow Card stock with the In Bloom impression plate, then used a brayer to cover the raised portions with Versamark ink. I used Ranger silver embossing powder, and the result looks kind of like old pewter.  It looks really cool in person. 

Here is a close up:

This next card uses more Ranger silver embossing powder on Enchanted Evening card stock and Quilled Elegance stamps.

Last up,  Pretty Peonies stamped on silver shimmer paper, embossed in silver, and adhered to a Royal Velvet card base.  I love the look of silver on silver.

Here is a close up of the flowers:

I am so glad I played in this challenge, because it encouraged me to dig out my silver embossing powder.  Next, maybe I will play with my gold powder.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Mr & Mrs
Stamps:  Love & Marriage, Lock & Key
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Versamark
Other:  In Bloom Impression Plate, Lock & Key Die, Hawaiian Shore Ribbon, DMC Floss, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder

Happy Anniversary
Stamps:  Quilled Elegance, Think Big Favorites
Paper:  Enchanted Evening
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Clear Jelly Dots

Together Forever
Stamps:  Love & Marriage, Pretty Peonies
Paper:  Royal Velvet
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Pretty Peonies Die, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Ribbon from my stash, Jelly Dots

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Wow Joyce, these are all amazing. The silver looks so good.

  2. Wow - your embossing on the dark card stock really does look like pewter. Thanks for the shout out - not sure I've ever inspired anyone before so I'm thrilled :-)
    Tara x

  3. Oh my GOSH I love this Joyce! I cant believe the look you have achieved on this card with silver embossing powder! Wow! Just gorgeous! The rest are beautiful too! You have mastered this silver on cards look.

  4. Beautiful card, Joyce. I especially like the blue Happy Anniversary card. The silver makes it looks so rich. Really pretty.

  5. I bought the Quilled Elegance set after seeing all your cards made with copics, but I think the silver embossing is just stunning! Perfect, simple elegance! Love the old world look of the first card - the keys are a perfect embellishment.

  6. All of these are quite lovely! The silver really pops on each one!

  7. Joyce these cards are so elegant and wow your technique is just fabulous! I am stunned by how incredible the silver embossing is and your photos show it off so well. A+

  8. These are all so gorgeous! I particularly love the look of the first one. I have to try that out. And the silver embossing on the silver CS is just so elegant!

  9. Your first card is so cool, Joyce! I would have never thought to try that, but the effect is amazing. The second card is just gorgeous too, with the silver on navy. *swoon*

  10. Joyce, what a stunning trio of amazing cards. So classy and so very elegant. I am so impressed with just how fabulous all of them are. Silver paper and silver embossing powder, an incredible combination!

  11. Wow, Joyce!! I love them all. The IP with brayer and silver EP looks simply stunning!!! And the silver embossing on silver CS is gorgeous too! So pretty!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. Joyce, the embossed card is amazing! I once saw a tutorial on how to stamp into some heat embossed silver to give it the impression of the stamp, but this is so much better!

  13. Umm, can you say "stunning"?!? Times THREE?! So in love.

  14. Wow - three amazing cards - I am in awe! The first one is my favorite it looks like an engraved silver plate. I think you got a real winner here!

  15. Oh my, Joyce! All three of these are just stunning! The "In Bloom" card is unbelievable. Way to go!


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