Thursday, July 19, 2012

For the Love of Embossing Plates Hop!



For the Love of  Embossing Plates Hop 


Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD Embossing Plates! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the posts is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until Wednesday, August 1st at 6 pm eastern.   Enjoy all the  inspiration using ODBD Embossing Plates!
If you got here from Angie's Awesome Blog
  you are in the right place!  If not you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss any stops along the way! 

Here is the gift set I created:




I am featuring the Fish Embossing Plate today... and I've tried to show it several different ways.    I made a gift set which includes a  Business Card Holder using a tutorial from SCS found HERE, and a little gift card to go with it.   I thought the Christian Fish Embossing Plate was just perfect for a holder for these Scripture cards I purchased at my local Christian Book Store.   I used SU! Kraft and inked  the raised part of the plate with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink.  By inking the raised part of the plate, the ink gets in to the grooves of the non raised side of the card stock.  That is the technique I used for the card holder.  You might consider that the "back" side of the paper if you are used to seeing the raised part of the embossing on the front, but as you can see, having the ink in the grooves gives an interesting effect as well.




To decorate my card holder, I created a fish charm using the ODBD Wood Fish stamp and stamping on Shrinky Dink paper and baking.  I attached this to the bottom of the box with 1/8" satin ribbon, positioned as a "holder" for the cards.  I wrapped grossgrain ribbon around the base of the card holder and added a Spellbinders Parisian Motif die cut and bronze brad.  This little box was very easy to make, but it does not have a lot of extra room to decorate! LOL!  So I left the embellishments to a minimum!




Next, I created a gift card to enclose with the Scripture Cards and holder.  I used this month's Flowering Faith stamp as my focal point, stamping on Papertrey Cream with Memento Ink, and cutting out the frame.  I then matted that with a pice of Kraft embossed card stock, only this time I used the raised side of the paper, and I sponged ink onto the raised fish design.  I used two more of the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs that I cut from some of the extra embossed card stock from my card holder box and tucked them in as a frame for my focal point.  I then mounted that on an embossed cream layer, using the back side again, but this time NOT inking at all.... so you could see the effect you get that way.  More of the same grossgrain ribbon and a few Recollections pearls completed the little card.  Here is a close up of the three techniques used on this card:




 Here are the ODBD products I used today:







 Extra! Extra!  In case you missed it, ODBD is having a CHA Sale going on through July 20!  Read all about it Here

I hope you have been inspired by my project today!  Now I'll send you to the next stop for more inspiration from the amazing Julie!

37 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

These are just fabulous Grace! I love the clean lines and special details around the embossing...perfect!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a gorgeous set, Grace! I love how you showed several ways to use the Fish Embossing Plate! Your details are always clever and beautiful! Love this set!! Blessings, Angie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun and gorgeous set, Grace!! Love your use of the embossing folder!! Perfect and very impressive masculine set!! Your use of dip and details are perfect!!
hugs,
Chris

kathi17 said...

What a beautiful set Grace! I love all of it, but I am so glad you mentioned how you made the fish charm. I always forget about using shrink plastic!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I adore the way you used the 'brackets' to hold the frame~brilliant!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love how you inked the raised portions. It looks amazing, and a really neat project too!

Marsha said...

You are something else ! And so is your gift set. I don't know how you come up with such beautiful projects but I can always count on you to bring us gorgeous eye candy. What lucky people who receive your cards.

Christine said...

Grace, visiting your blog is always a treat! Once again, you have created something different and amazing....I can imagine the card holders as wonderful gifts to share. I am also inspired by the way you made more "masculine" colors and textures come together so well!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous gift set, Grace! The business card holder is so creative and the card is just wonderful! Hugs!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Gorgeous set. I love the business card holder.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Fabulous, Grace! Love the neutral colors and how you show the debossed as well as the inked/embossed sides. Really wonderful!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Queen Mary said...

I do not have the fish embossing folder and now I don't know why! Your cards are great, it makes a great impression!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Card love the Embossing and the layering. love the colors and the added Ribbon thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Stella said...

Grace, this set is so pretty. I'm going to have to get the fish embossing folder!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace.....AWESOME all 3...I love how you made the charm!! Awesome idea, love it...love the colours you used, and excellent with the embossing plates!!
Hugs

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous examples of the embossing plate, I love the inking of the plates, it gives it that extra special touch, Beautiful gift set!

Lisa said...

Great job showing so many examples of the fish embossing plate. But now I have to have the fish Faith Stamp!!! and go dust off my shrinky dink material! Love it.

Pam J said...

Love your card--beautiful clear embossing, and I love the wood fish!

Betty Wright said...

This is an awesome ensemble and design, Grace! Love how you incorporated the different techniques/looks with the same plate to show its versatility. I just love the little faith fish tag! Fabulously done!

Emily said...

Beautiful designs! I like how you used both sides of the embossing.

mary b. said...

I love all three cards. What great masterpieces! I love the fish embossing and all tne masculine details. These cards are awsome.

Pati said...

Cool fish charm! I like your ink debossing with the Walnut on the Kraft paper.

Becky said...

These are stunning Grace. Gorgeous details and design.

Sherry said...

what a gorgeous set!! love it!!

Sandee said...

What a wonderful set you have created! Love how the embossing is shown too!!! Great ideas!!!

Sandra said...

I LOVE THIS SET. BEAUTIFUL CARD!

Rosemary said...

absolutely stunning set, grace!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Awesome sauce on toast. The way you used the stamps to embellish and the two different colors of embossed paper are terrific.

JD said...

Your cards are always so stunning and creative! I especially like how you used the shrinky dink to make the fish charm...I love using that material must give it a try...thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards using the fish embossing plate!

meemee48 said...

Your set is so ingenoius, oh and also gorgeous!

Renee said...

Very nicely done!

Pam D said...

What a fun and creative idea, and I love how you incorporated using both sides of the plate for each piece. TFS!

Linda R. said...

Absolutely love your card. The colors and design are amazing!

tammy said...

Grace!!!
How uber awesome n cool is this creation?? LOVE it!!! (I can hear the angels singing!) WOW---upon being at the previous blog---when I read that yours was next---my immediate response was that of great expectation! :) (no pressure:) And wa la!!! this is so fab---a super great idea---and you executed it with such grace and fabulousity:) (the Lord created that word just for you:) thank you so very much for being such a shining light in the darkened world:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

E. Marie said...

Grace, I am always excited to come see what you have designed and you never let me down!! Your cards are beautiful. I love how you used the embossing on different layers and dies and tied it all together. Wonderful!!