Saturday, March 31, 2012

Welcome to the Embossing Blog hop!

** Comments closed at 56**

Welcome to the Embossing Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you hopping along with us today! This blog hop is sure to provide lots of fun tips and tricks on embossing techniques , a fun challenge using one of the techniques you see here today and there will be some candy along the way!!

 So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Georgiana's blog  Carson's Creations  then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Georgiana's Blog Carson's Creations and start hopping from the start! You don't want to miss any of the super awesome projects and fun blog candy give-a-ways!!
Georgiana asked us to pick an embossing technique and share a tip, trick or technique.
I decided to do dry embossing with highlighting of chalk. The supplies you will need are a Cuttlebug machine, Embossing Folder, CardStock, and chalk.
 Preserves Folder
 Pebbles Chalk

 Select the colors you like and run the chalk along the embossed paper:
Keep Going!
 Now you can add some bling! I used Stickles and Liquid Pearls:

 Now you have a great embossed and colorful background! I hope you will give this chalking technique a try!
 Check out my super quick video for more details:

Here is my project:

Preserves Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Pebbles Chalk
Liquid Pearls
Strawberry from Indie art
Thank you Berry much Stamp from Docerela
Before you leave... I have some blog candy to share:
A 5X7 Dominos Cuttlebug Embossing folder and the 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 background paper I made in my video!

All you have to do is be a follower,  leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you if you win!!  Sorry Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.
I will close the comments on April 9 and draw the winner that week!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is my Great friend Karen at Little Scrap Pieces! Click here to check out what she has in store for you!

Did you learn a new trick along this hop? Have a special way you like to emboss? We want to see it! Come enter our embossing challenge and be entered to win this prize pack:

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of blogs to hop along:
Georgiana ~
Carri ~
Karen ~
Jessica ~
Anita ~
Colin ~
Kate ~
Gwen ~
Pat ~


  1. I gues I need to go back to the store and get some chalk now! : ) I am so glad you are doing this hop! I always learn soemthing new from you.

    Fabulous embossing!
    Carson's Creations

  2. very pretty background!! I do the same technique only i use my ink pads and a q tip. I have wanted to use chalk but afraid that it would rub of and make a mess. does it actually stay in place?? I am canadian so pcik someone else if my number comes up!

  3. Wow, I would of never thought to try to chalk my embossed background. I will have to try that this weekend. :) Very pretty...

    Sharyn Knox

  4. I have used this technique before. I like the soft effect it has. TFS.
    ddepre10 at gmail dot come

  5. Hi Carri wow that is a whole lot of work but so worth it that background is amazing. Perfect for the sentiment and that yummy strawberry. Now I have to get my chalks out! Fabulous video was so easy to follow. Karen

  6. Awesome card and technique Carri! I always learn something new coming over!
    So happy to be in this hop with you.
    Have a GREAT weekend!

  7. What an awesome technique! This I must try. TFS!


  8. What a great technique! I especially like the look of the little pearls with the colour. Lovely card, Carri! It's great to be part of a blog hop with you!!

  9. Like the chalk embossing technique as a wonderful background to your berry sweet card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. That is such a cool technique! I really like your card!


  11. Great technique, I think I need to go buy the calk set. looks way easier than the ones I bought so long ago and never use!


  12. This is a totally new technique for me and I love it! Your card is just adorable and well done!! I am a new follower, but I know I have been here before :-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  13. This is fabulous!!! I heard of inking the embossing folder and then running it through the cuttlebug, but never using chalk on your embossed paper. Awesome idea!!! I will have to give this a try! :)

  14. How neat is this!! WHat a great tutorial for the chalk coloring - I have the pebbles set and you have inspired me to use it :) Gorgeous!

  15. Love love love this!!! I am loving the colors, that sweet berry and loving how you did the background!

  16. I have never seen this done before, it is awesome!!
    I am a new follower,
    Carol N<><

  17. OMG Carri! Your chalked background paper is lovely! Do you spray it with some kind of finish? I worry that the chalk rubs off.--Pat

  18. Great job Carri! I almost did a chalk one, yours is much better than mine!

  19. Thanks for sharing on this fantastic technique.. Love the card and that big juicy strawberry... I spy your cute green nails ( he,he)...

  20. Wow! I never would have thought to use chalks! Thanks for a great idea!! Christina

  21. That background came out so pretty! I love it!

  22. Love this card. Never really stopped to think about using chalks on the dry embossing. Thank you for the inspiration.

  23. hi there! great technique -- one i plan on trying one of these days. :) i'm a canadian, so leave me out of the draw. but great stop on the hop :)

  24. Love the pretty embossing-great looking card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial--the product you used is new to me. I may have to try the chalking technique!

  25. Love your cards and such a great technique thanks for sharing!!!

  26. I love this!! Such a great idea! I'm going to go buy some chalk!!

  27. I love the soft look of chalk. I am going to have to try that.. Very pretty card

  28. I love dry embossing but never thought of decorating it with chalk ink. Thanks for the great idea.

  29. Love job, love how you chalked everything and then topped it off with stickles, great job!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  30. Oh dear me... I'm going to have to get out my chalks-- LOVE how this looks. I LOVE this folder too!

  31. Cute card and I love the chalking. I will have to start doing this technique. new follower and glad to be "hopping" with you on this blog hop! Love your work.

  32. Your card is very sweet. I am brand new to embossing. I JUST got my Cuttlebug this week, and I'm going to actually make my first project for this hop today, so wish me luck. I've also only started heat embossing. I don't know anything about using chalk, and haven't considered trying it. Your video makes it look pretty easy. I may have to give it a try!



  33. This came out so pretty I love how you made your own background paper.

    DIANA L.

  34. This is so beautiful, Carri!! I have a box of chalk stashed have inspired me to find it!! I just love the look of this :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  35. Wow this is really Beautiful. Thanks so much for all the techniques. I really have been wanting to learn this. I am a new follower.

  36. really adorable card! thanks for the tutorial! happy to be following your blog!


  37. Very soft and pretty with chalk!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  38. This is such a great technique and adorable card! I have the chalks already...which I never use anymore, so can't wait to give this a try!
    I am already a follower of your blog! (email and GFC!)

  39. Thanks for the tutorial on the chalk. I have some and didn't know to use them. I'm a new follower here too!


  40. Aah love it!I would had never thought about.Love the chalk over the embossing.Beautiful card.I always use my chalk for the cheeks need to get more out of it.

  41. This is so cute! I've never used chalk before, but I think I NEED some now :0 Thank you for the inspiration, Carri!

  42. I use my Cuttlebug all the time, but have never tried chalking the raised image. Thanks for sharing this technique. The finished card looks great!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

  43. Wow I love what your did! I think I need to go to the store and buy soem chalk lol. oh im already a follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  44. This is such a pretty effect with the chalk, I would never have thought to do this! So pretty!
    I am a new follower!

  45. What an adorable card and your background paper is terrific! TFS

  46. This looks like a lot of fun.

    Precious Hugs

  47. OMG! This is stunning.I didnt know you can do your card like this. I might need to try this out. Thanks for inspiration.Already a follower.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  48. I really like this embossing and coloring with chalk technique. I can not wait to give this a try!Debi

  49. Awesome! The finished card is so pretty!

    missstamper (at)

  50. Wow. I love learning new ways. That's super cool using the chalk. Love your project.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  51. I had never seen this done before. Thanks for sharing!

  52. Oh Carri! love this card!!! Embossing is one of my favorite things in the craftesphere ;) Will have sneak in some craft time to play aklong! TFS Have a great day!
    unikebyyes {at} yahoo {dot} com

  53. Very the background and strawberry. Fun Hop. Cathie

  54. OMG Carri,your background came out AWESOME!BEAUTIFUL job with it,I LOVE the embossing!:)

  55. Very Neat!! Thanks for sharing that tip with us!