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Wednesday’s Card: Silver Embossed Thank You

Silver Thank You

I’m already starting to send Christmas thank-you cards! I received one the other day for hosting a party and it was so nice! I’m big on thank-you’s, so I figured I should get started. I wanted to create one that was festive but not totally Christmas-y.

The technique I used on the card was really cool! I embossed with silver powder, then I stamped with white craft ink. When you turn the card into the light, the silver embossing is really shiny and the white lettering fades into the background. Then, when you turn it out of the direct light, the silver fades into the background and the white stands out!! I tried to show you in the video, but it’s kind of something you need to see for yourself in person.

One thing I did realize afterwards is that the craft ink literally never dries on the embossed sections of the card. So, I would add a step to clean off the leaves with a dry rag or tissue.

I really wanted to add more to the card – a ribbon or button or something! But, I had to refrain because I think it’s just better to let the background be the focal point. The card was so easy to make! I didn’t slow it down very much or it would be over before you know it. 🙂

Have a great week!

Song: Everyday by Dave Matthews Band.



  1. wrote on December 15th, 2010 at 12:06 pm


    Beautiful effect! Love the teal and silver together!

  2. wrote on December 15th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Pam Merwin

    Thanks for the video! Loved the silver and white and yes each layer did disappear as you moved it back and forth. Lovely!

  3. wrote on December 15th, 2010 at 1:01 pm


    Wow, that’s really cool. I have no idea where you come up with all of these great ideas. Impressive!!!

  4. wrote on December 15th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Susanne (lavender&roses-Susanne)

    Gorgeous card !! Loved your video!

  5. wrote on December 15th, 2010 at 10:03 pm


    Very pretty card! Great technique…I’ll have to try it out. TFS!

  6. wrote on December 15th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Lisa Fennewald

    I really like this card – but then I seem to like everything you do!

    I was wondering – it looks like you have a clear vinyl sheet over your table. It’s obviously great for clean up but have you ever melted it with your heat gun?


  7. wrote on December 16th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Nadine Dunker


  8. wrote on December 16th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Michelle E

    Very pretty! The silver/white combo is stunning!

  9. wrote on December 18th, 2010 at 11:34 pm


    Very beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas

  10. wrote on November 21st, 2012 at 5:14 pm


    That is stunning…..love the silver embossed look on the dark cardstock. You are the queen of embossing!


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