Sunday, March 30, 2014

March Challenge Cards - Lots to Show!

We have a lot of cards to show you for the March challenge!  I'm so happy that two Debbies joined us this month - thank you Debbie N. and Debbie W.!

The challenge this month was to use embossing folders.  That's it - plain and simple - no other rules - just go wild!

First up, we have Regina's gorgeous card.  Isn't this beautiful?  I love the way she created a sun ray effect from the embossed pieces under the focal image.  If you look closely, you can see she used a lot of folders!  I count at least 7 different folders.  I also love the colors she used - very elegant and beautiful.  Great job, Regina!  To see more on this card and to see other gorgeous creations by Regina, please visit her blog here.

Next up is Michelle's card.  Isn't this striking?  The bold colors against the white really speaks to me!  I love this card so much.  I think Michelle did an amazing job by coloring her embossing folders with ink and then running her paper through.  
 Here's another shot of the card so you can see how she cleverly cut the outside piece slightly shorter so that the sentiment stands out when the card is closed or opened! 
 Here's a shot of the inside.  Michelle colored in the word "cake" to match the bold colors used all over the card - fantastic!!!

Next up is my sister's beautiful card!  Debbie used several embossing folders on this card to create a soft and delicate background.  I love that the embossed background is subtle, letting the flower stand out and be the main focus!  It gives just the right amount of texture and pop to this fabulous card.  To read more about this card and to see other amazing creations by Debbie, please visit her blog here.

This next card is by Debbie W!  She made such a cute card, didn't she?  I love the colors and different layers.  The embossed background is adorable and really gives this card a cute and fun feel.  It just makes me happy!  The owl looks like it is looking in a mirror, don't you think - it's just too cute!  I really like this color combo too :)

And finally, here is my card.  I really love Pistachio Pudding - it reminds me of my color in middle school :)  It was my signature color!  Back then, we called it mint ;)  Anyway, I knew I wanted to use only this color to create a totally embossed card.  I started pulling out embossing folders and shapes and got to work layering.  I think I ended up using 7 different embossing folders.  I love that you can see each layer and the embossing gave the card more depth.  I think the pearls were just the right embellishment to finish off this card, if I do say so myself ;)

Well, thanks to everyone for making cards this month.  It was a fun challenge and I really enjoyed seeing all the different creations!

Please join us next month as we tackle another challenge!  Have a great day!


  1. Wohooo, great Cards!
    On my card i used 8 Folders - but one of them is hiding left above the ribbon
    Ladies - i love your Cards
    greetings from germany

  2. All of the cards are awesome this month! I actually embossed and then brayered the color on. Now I need to try it the other way. I love the mixing of several folders. I need to try that too. Another great challenge!!!