This week’s Colour Creations challenge is to use Soft Suede.
I’ve gone with lots of texture from embossing folders on my card again today, this time using the Layered Leaves, and the Woodland embossing folders.
The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot and of course, Soft Suede.
And there is just a little Early Espresso ink in the background behind the trees of the Woodland embossing folder. So to get that effect, I have swiped the ink pad across the raised part of the folder, before placing the cardstock in the folder and then running it through the Big Shot. The darker background just helps to make those trees pop a little.
Make sure you check out some more inspiration using Soft Suede by going over to Cathy’s blog where you can find the links.
I am having so much fun playing with embossing folders, and creating a lot of different textures and interest on my cards. I like texture, especially on the masculine cards.
This card uses a combination of Pinewood Planks embossing folder, and Woodland, two of my all time favourites. And I am very happy to be able to tell you that both of them are carrying over to the new catalogue.
I thought it would be fun to play along with the current challenge at The Male Room, which is “Anything Goes” with an optional twist of using Origami. So I made an origami leaf using some Vellum to go with the “wood” theme of my card.
It’s just a very simple folded triangle, very easy to do. I’m not sure that I am entirely happy with it, I wondered if it would be better with two leaves, but didn’t want them to over power the rest of the card, so left it just like that.