Mel your examples are beautiful! I love them all. The sentiment about thanksgiving really made me think, your blue and white with the snowflake is gorgeous and so is the Christmas card. Thanks for all your challenges and examples, it's been a pleasure to share your work
Not long ago, RestlessSpirit sent me this beautiful embossing folder as a RAK when she learned I was trying to find it (THANK YOU!!!). It was the obvious choice for me to use for this challenge. The lilac branch was made using stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac collection. I used purple Stickles on the embossed dots.
scrapnnana, this is a beautiful card and I think you hit the jackpot on points for this one. I can see CARDtober, mixed media, bling, and Make an Impression (including the bonus for BOTH stamping and embossing!
I only have a couple of embossing folders but I had some sample pieces that I'd run through so I'd remember to use them, so I used the samples to make a couple of cards. One is still in progress (3D floral in black with skelly-bunny - an idea I think will be really cool, but which isn't quite working yet).
This one is another black sample that I thought had a cool look. I added an die cut sentiment experimentally colored with silver Sharpie and coated in some glossy accents. Not bad.
I also had an embellished tag left on my desk from the tag card challenge which needed something more in the background than plain cardstock. Cue, embossing folder! The lighting is awful, sorry, that background is a much nicer red than it looks, but anyway I think it turned out pretty fun. I like to make a few Christmas themed thank you cards to send around/after the holidays. Embossing is not on my radar most of the time, but it should be. Thanks for the challenge!