Friday, April 6, 2012

Embellishment My Way

If you have been following my blog or belong to the Silhouette Plus Forum you know that I am a frugal crafter. I hate to spend money on things I can make myself unless it is something which is on sale and a darn good price. So when I heard that Moxie Fab World had a DIY Embellishment challenge I knew that was for me.

Except for the rhinestones everything is cut out of card stock using my Cameo. The background was a free file. I don't know if Scalloped border came with my Cameo or whether it was a free shape. I cut it out and heat embossed it.  I like the delicate metal look. The flower is just called flower in the Studio library. I un-grouped and got rid of the circle which was in the middle. I heat embossed with my own concoction of Kaleidoscope,Eggplant Pearl and Purple. The picture doesn't really do the color justice. I shaped the petals by hand. The center is a file simply called embellishment. I heat embossed it and added the rhinestones. I thought of coloring the rhinestones but decided to leave them clear. The flower is pop dotted on.

There is still time if you wish to play along. You can find the details here:

I definitely will be using the embellishment file more. I'm thinking that it could be glued on brads for an embellishment. I like the fact that I can make it whatever size I want. I'm not limited to what size it might come in at a store. Also I can make it whatever color I want. Don't be surprised if you see more heat embossed cut out mats in the future. I really love that look.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to make your own embellishments whether with a cutting machine,dies,or punches.

Happy crafting until next time.


  1. Lovely card, M! I like your embossed metal very much!

  2. Hey Myoriah! Thanks for linking this up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  3. Ahem... I mean thanks for linking this up to the DIY Embellishments Challenge! :)

  4. This is awesome! I love what you did with the flower! I am a new follower...I hope you come by and do the same :)

  5. I am a new follower! That flower is amazing and I am looking forward to seeing more craftiness!


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