Plush Paper Embossing

   Created this for the Play Date Cafe color challenge this week!  I'm not usually fond of deep colors and wondered if I'd like this combination.  I have to say it grew on me quickly after I got out my velvet paper, embossed it, and layered some plum and gold cardstock on it!  It's really rich and the texture is luxurious.  I used Crimson Pearl Brilliance ink and embossed with clear for the sentiment and flowers and used it for distressing the edge of the die-cut label.  I embossed a butterfly with Egyptian Gold on gold handmade paper, then also added a bit of the ink to bring out the detail.  I'd use these colors again I think!  Thanks for the inspiration from the gals over at Play Date



  1. Ooh, I could tell these were the Play Date colors immediately! What a wonderful and beautiful use of the bold jewel tone colors!

  2. Hilde van Rijnsoever1/15/2012 3:49 AM

    Wow Deb, you did a great job! I struggled with these colors, I don't have burgundy paper or ink and I tried something but it was too ugly. So I think I skip this one. Yeah I know, it really is a challenge if I keep trying, well, maybe tomorrow.....

  3. So pretty! Lovely job with the colors! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. What a gorgeous purple you've created, a fabulous job! I just loved your comment about my splash of orange, it really made me giggle!!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!!


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