Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Embossed and Embellished Cards Featuring Urban Market by Tessa Wise

Hello!  I've been embossing again with my Teresa Collins eBosser by Craftwell! :)  Today I have two cards to share- both feature embossing and have been embellished with some new goodies from the Urban Market collection:


I love the look of crisp embossed white cardstock!  I use Bazzill Marshmallow for all of my embossing.  A good, thick cardstock is key- if it isn't thick enough, it can tear or ripple.  I also think smooth cardstock creates a better image.  The image turns out so crisp when you use a smooth cardstock.

I cut a 5.5 x 2.75" panel of white cardstock and embossed it using the Beautiful Words embossing folder.  Cutting out the panel before you emboss means you can place the panel over the words you want to capture when you emboss.  I loved the list of beautiful, fabulous,  and wonderful so I placed the panel over this area of the folder and ran it through my eBosser.

I created a card base out of white cardstock and adhered the embossed panel onto the card 1/2" from the right side.  I then cut two strips of cardstock- one 5.5 x 1/2" and the other 5.5 x 1".  I used thin foam adhesive to add them to either side of the embossed panel.

Next, I embellished the card with some of my favorite new products from the Urban Market collection.  I used the feather and blue tile decorative tapes on the left side first.  Then I added a strip of the glittery Zig patterned paper across the bottom.  I added the fleur de lis from the Urban Market ephemera pack and then added just a few pretty silver sequins.


The Urban Market collection doesn't have a stamp set so I chose a sentiment from my stash and stamped it onto a vellum die cut label.  To draw your eye to the sentiment (and so I would have something to hide my adhesive under) I added the epoxy bracket to the left of where I stamped.  I added just a bit of the Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive by Xyron underneath it to adhere the vellum to my card.

This next card features a fun embossed quilt background using some of my favorite Teresa Collins embossing folders:


I started by cutting 6 4.25 x 1.75" strips of white cardstock.  I ran each of them through the eBosser using a different embossing folder.  Once they were embossed, I cut them in half diagonally to make 12 triangles.  

Starting at the bottom of the card, I adhered the triangles to a white card base using my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron.  I was careful to keep the adhesive in the centers of each triangle so I could easily sew over each piece.  Once they were all in place, I sewed around each triangle to create the quilted look.  

Once my embossed card base was finished, I added the embellishment cluster to the top of my card.  I started with the blue tiled scallop sticker strip from the Urban Market sticker sheet.  I added a strip of the glittered Zig patterned paper next and then tied a length of twine around the card.  I found the Remember This die cut circle in the Urban Market ephemera pack and embellished it with a blue floral brad from the Urban Market designer brads.  I added it to the card using dimensional foam adhesive.  I created the sentiment from the Urban Market Alpha and Label sticker sheet.  To finish off the look, I sprinkled a few sequins below the cluster.


The embossing you get with the Teresa Collins eBosser folders by Craftwell is so crisp and perfect!  It automatically gives anything you create a sense of elegance.  I am so happy with how these projects came out- I love the look of embossing on white! :)

Thanks for joining me today!


  1. Tessa your cards are gorgeous i love the striking colour combo ♥

  2. Tessa I truly love everything you create !!!


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