Thursday, 14 January 2021

Happy Birthday

Hi and thanks for visiting ......    
I have a rare "Male" card for you today    
thanks to the ladies at Let's Squash It challenge - 
some more use of my embossing folders

I saw this technique ages ago and made a sample and then it disappeared into the UFO pile... but with the theme of Animals I thought to try it out.   This embossing folder lends itself beautifully  -  I stamped the 'trees reflection' in black Versafine directly onto the EF and with white card ran it through the Cuttlebug - I made a few examples so there will be some more cards and I really like how it turned out.   Watercoloured the background with Distress Inks, framed it with navy card.  Stamped and white embossed the sentiment on the bottom and to finish added a die cut bird that I coloured with pencils

Hope you have a wonderful creative day... cheers
NOTE: I looked through my Pinterest saves and found the technique that inspired me.. here is the link 


Card Recipe 
Stamps: Stamp It - Reflection Pool,  Happy Little Stampers - Fun birthday sentiments
Dies:  Spellbinders - nesting rectangles, Kaisercraft - Birds & Butterflies
Inks:  Versafine - black, Versamark, Distress Inks - salty ocean, broken china, stormy sky, squeezed lemonade, fossilised amber
Other: white embossing powder, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Bird Call


  1. Oh Robyn this is fabulous - love the effect of the stamping the image onto the embossing folder!
    Stay safe

  2. Oh goodness, this is amazing, what a beautiful card, I would never have thought about directly stamping onto the folder!! Dropped by via the Lets Squash it Challenge :) Stay Safe, Hazel (Didos)x

  3. Wow, Robyn, this is amazing! I've been studying your card for ages to try and work out how it's done. Just awesome! Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

  4. Oh wow, that is awesome. I have this folder and nearly used it for my inspiration but the stamping and colouring you did lifts this to a new level. Love this Robyn. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It!! Hugz

  5. I have never tried this technique, but I need to! What a fantastic card, Robyn! Love the way the embossing stands out against the background and that little bird you colored is adorable!

  6. WOW! This is gorgeous Robyn! You did a fantastic job of stamping the image onto your embossing folder. It is so beautiful with your watercoloured sunset! xx

  7. What a beautiful card you made :-)) I like how you use the embossingfolder.
    Thanks for joining us at the The Male Room Craft Challenge ❤️ Hope to see you at the next challenge, too.

  8. stunning, amazing technique!

  9. A great design - it works really well.

    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. Wow Robyn - what a beauty!! Must try that technique - looks amazing!! Congrats on being Empress at Let's Squash It!!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn