Monday 25 October 2021

New home

I needed a new home card with a masculine vibe and thought the current challenge at Let's Squash It would provide a good starting point.

Gail and Jo would like us to double emboss this time - use one folder over another or heat emboss a piece that's been squashed in a folder or squash a piece that's been heat embossed. 

I used a brick folder to emboss a piece of white cardstock and then ran that through another folder to get the keys. I thought bricks and keys made the perfect combination for a new home! 

The bricks squashed a bit flatter than I would have liked but they're still there enough to be picked up with some Rub n Buff for a subtle dackdrop. I did beef up the silver of the keys a bit with a gel pen.

Bristol board
3D Brickwork embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Great Babette embossing folder (Couture Creations)
Silver Leaf Rub n Buff by Amaco
Silver gel pen
Black fineliner
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)
Versafine by Tsukinko (Onyx Black)

Thanks for stopping by!


Jeanne H said...

Love the colors and coloring of your card. I'm going to have to look for that stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

thats really clever - love it - great idea

Karen said...

I would never have thought of using 2 folders. This is lovely x

Wavejumper said...

You got a good key impression over the bricks...I would be afraid the second run would flatten the first. But it very clear here. Nice highlighting of it! :)

hugs Margot

Pia S said...

A clever combination of embossig folders to get that masculine vibe you aimed for, and it's perfect for the intended occasion.

ionabunny said...

This looks fab Joanne. The first one does get flattened a bit, but I like that it becomes a bit more subtle so the second pattern pops. Love the bricks. Makes me think about graffiti...... Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, great EF combining, Joanne! I really like this. Very simple but very classy. Thanks for Squashing It! with us, Jo x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oooo - just love the keys over the bricks, Joanne - fab look!!