Friday, October 6, 2017

Couture Creations Chiaro for Crop Stop

Hi Everyone!  

Recently a card of mine won a challenge at Crop Stop, and I was given this beautiful embossing folder by Couture Creations called Chiaro.  So today as a Guest Designer for Crop Stop, I wanted to share an idea on a different way to use your embossing folders.

I basically first embossed a piece of light green foil cardstock with the Chiaro EF.  I then dripped on a variety of alcohol inks, mostly greens and yellows.  I allowed the inks to saturate the foiled cardstock right through to the opposite side as shown in the first photo below:

I then took a piece of white shimmer cardstock and pressed it onto the back side of the embossed cardstock (not the foiled side) to get a stamped image of the embossing.  I kept rotating the top cardstock to get all the saturated areas stamped onto it.  I then cut out a Spellbinder's heart to use on another card.  For today's card, I wanted the negative that was left over after cutting out the heart.  I attached it to a card 5 x 6 1/2" card base with Scotch dimensional foam tape.

I manually cut the flowers out of the foiled cardstock from the front side using my Tim Holtz non-stick scissors.    The flowers  have a variety of greens and yellows mixed into the light green foiled top layer.   I added some 8mm flat back pearls and cut out the words "With Love" from another Spellbinder's die.

Here's a second card that I made with the leftover heart from the above card and the leftover flowers (flip side of the cardstock from the flowers on the first card):

I want to thank Esther for allowing me to share this card with you and also thank Haylie-Jo at Crop Stop for sending me this wonderful embossing folder.  You should check out their challenge blog for your chance to win some awesome prizes.

Stop by the blog again tomorrow for more inspiration.  I'll be back with another card next Friday.

~ Ann


  1. Wow ~ These are beautiful Ann! What a fun win that embossing fold is. I love the technique you used. Stunning!

  2. So happy you were able to guest design for the Cropstop blog today! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us!

  3. Beautiful card set!Such a creative idea too Ann.I'll have to try this out!

  4. Wow... both cards are gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors and the embossing on the background is fabulous! :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card.

  6. Wonderful card, Ann, and such fabulous colors! I love how you have used the muted side. Lovely! hugs, de