Thursday, September 15, 2016

Creative Embellishments - Sometimes Simple is Good!

I am  quite guilty of over thinking my projects sometimes and the result can really be a hot mess!  I really think that I need to remember that simple is good and can be quite eye catching.  Now this card is a perfect example of simple yet pretty.  I cut a base card and added two quick paper layers.  Then I selected a great Creative Embellishments oval frame to surround the pretty image from Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection.  I heat embossed the frame with Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel, added some pretty Petaloo blooms and a seambinding bow.  That's it, card done!

The oblong frame really centers everything and adds the perfect look to my card.

For this next card, I chose a cut-apart from one of my favorite Graphic 45 collections, Typography and pasted it to a black cardstock base.  I diecut a doily and tucked in the upper left corner and added a piece of chipboard at the bottom right corner.  To pull it all together, I used a rectangular frame from Creative Embellishments, again, heat embossed with  Stampendous Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel.  Add some pretty flowers and leaves, and that's it, all done.  Quick, easy, effective.

Look how pretty the frame is with the embossing enamel.

The frame just pulls the card together and gives it a cohesive look.


  1. Awesome cards, Maggi! I didn't know Stampendous made that Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel! That's cool stuff. I'll have to look it up. I'd seen other gals treat their chippies with that and wondered what it is! I also LOVE that shabby white embossing powder. I have used that frequently. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it to purchase by itself. Only the set of 5 different powders. Thanks for the inspiration! <3

  2. Check Simon Says Stamp, they usually have a large selection of the Stampendous Aged and Shabby embossing enamels.

    Thanks for you kind comments Elizabeth!


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