Card Video: Die cut sentiment + embossing

Cathy ZielskeCards23 Comments

Oh, mama! Does it ever feel good to have both hands back into the crafty vibe! I’m still working on getting some of the strength back in the hand that broke, but it’s getting stronger all the time and that is a good thing. Today, I’m happy to share a new card that was inspired by my friend and a woman in this industry who I adore, Gina K. from Gina K. Designs and StampTV. I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent watching Gina’s videos on her channel over at YouTube. I love Gina’s style of teaching and the fact that she does her videos live in the sense that she is doing is and talking, rather than editing it and adding voice over. There is something about hearing the process as it’s happening that I find really educational and well-paced.

The card I’m sharing today features a partially embossed background that I learned from Gina by watching this video. I only own two embossing folders, but I knew instantly that I could make the card you see today, which also features my brand new Archie Solid Letters alpha die set. I love how Gina uses the Scor-Buddy to add extra detail to her cards, so I did the same!

This card also features scraps of cardstock to create a rainbow sentiment. Ever since I started card making last year, I’ve gotten much better at saving every last scrap because you can really get a lot of use out them, especially on a project like this. Here is the video showing you how I made the card:








Cathy ZielskeCard Video: Die cut sentiment + embossing

23 Comments on “Card Video: Die cut sentiment + embossing”

  1. #1
    Tammy B

    I always forget about this embossing technique. Thanks for the great reminder! Love the alpha set, too!

  2. #2
    Brenda D

    Just a tip . . . the little xyron sticker maker works great for those little letters. I love it. The creative station works great for anything larger. Check them out! Love watching you make your cards but I love your digital scrapbooking videos even more. You have a nice cadence to your voice and an amazing sense of humor. I’ll be watching . . .

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Well that is a good tip! I don’t have one of those. Maybe I need one? Thanks for your kind words about my video, too!

  3. #3

    Sweet card! Must make! I too am a fan of tone-on-tone and totally forgot about using the score buddy on a card. Great to see you back in action, Cathy!

  4. #4
    Donna Griffin

    Love love love! I need to break out my embossing folders too … so pretty!! Great to see another card from you … love your style! Glad you are starting to feel better! Hugs!

  5. #6

    So many little tid bits in this video. You are the second person this week who I watched use a T square. Who knew it was a scrapbook/card tool????

  6. #7

    Cathy, I love your card! I didn’t know about that embossing technique either. I am inspired to try your card with a LOVE die I have as a freebie from MFT. I love the sets you design for SSS. And I’m so glad your hand is improving and you’re back to creating! Your clean and simple cards inspire me and like you said about Gina’s video, make me think, “oh, I think I can do that!” I also started card-making exactly one year ago.

  7. #8

    I had forgotten about this technique.
    You’ve sparked an idea for Valentines for me! Thanks CZ.

  8. #9

    Loved the video Cathy! I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years and I can’t believe I don’t have a pick up tool! Off to submit my order…

    1. #9.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I had that tool for three years, just sitting next to my Silhouette (It came in the bundle when I bought my machine) and then I saw card makers using it to pick stuff up and I was all, “WHAAAAAAT? THAT IS WHAT IT’S FOR?” lol.

  9. #11
    Nancy Fleming

    Great simple, but with a lots of visual impact card! I like Gina K’s videos too. I look forward to you next card video.

    1. #12.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I have to say, this one made me happy! I sent it to Gina K because of how much I have learned from watching her!

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