Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Second Helpings - Positively Inkspirational


From my last post, this comes as no surprise...
that little positive die-cut just needed some love.  This time, it's all about the gorgeous creamy white... and a little bit of selective embossing with my Dad's hammer... yes, you read that correctly. For Inspirational #76:



PTI Vintage Cream, Smoky Slate CS, and Botanical Block sentiment embossed in Pewter;
Wood-grain embossing folder and Dad's hammer!

20 comments:

Lisa said...

I have GOT to give that hammer thing a try! I've seen it so many times, then I forget about it!! Terrific card Michele!

Hannelie said...

You really captured the essence of the inspiration photo in the most beautiful way Michele!

Darnell J Knauss said...

And, wallah, the shadow card is equally brilliant with it's cool hammered embossing! Well done, Michele! Thank you, again, for playing at INK!! Hugs, Darnell

Margaret said...

Both your cards inspired by the photo are gorgeous!

Bobby said...

We should all do second helpings, Michele. Our card stashes would rapidly multiply. This one is as wonderful as the first.

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Michele!!! You got that embossed look on the background with a hammer?!!! Wow, wow, wow!! Love that fern die too, beautiful paper. You still have me at "dad's hammer"!!! lol That is so cool! Hugs, Brenda

Lynn said...

Oh I love the detail on this...and a hammer...very cool idea!

Suchi said...

Hehe...Dad's hammer made me smile! Loved this wonderful card Michele!! :)

Purvi Gadewar said...

Beautiful card...both the cards are gorgeous

Kristie Goulet said...

How stinkin' creative to use a hammer, Michele?!!! This looks awesome!

~amy~ said...

HA...hammer embossing...I'm sure that this is going to spark a new trend...looks fabulous.

Happy Dance said...

I always seem to be playing catch up on my commenting, Michele... and so apologize for that. This is really another one of your lovely creations. Love the fern leaves, and what a perfect font on your sentiment. Wonderful card, my friend. Bev

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Michele! I love your new photography set-up, too. Just wanted to say thank you for those chipboard letters! I'll definitely share what D makes with them. Thanks so much for thinking of him!!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card Michele. Love that selective embossing great touch! (Pun intented.)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this! Your hammering skills are awesome! The cream CS looks like stretched silk. Beautiful!

Marina said...

Hammer? Wow! It looks great. I think your card captures the serenity of our photo and looks gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Love the hammered embossing.

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my - this is stunning and striking and so elegant!!! Wow - I am in love with this monochromatic look you have going on!!

cm said...

A hammer for selective embossing? Well, that's a new lesson for me - and with results this remarkable, it's also going on my 'must try' list! Another delight; the 'negative' of your dies from the previous card (or is it the positive?) is brilliant! Love this one, too - and again, thank you for bringing this to the Ink gallery!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Another beauty, Michele ... cool way to do selective embossing ... I have some hammers somewhere!! Anita :)