Oh, Baby! It’s the Vine Street Embossing Folder

Today is the last day of my week-long stroll through the Sale-a-Bration brochure, which also means today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration. Please tell me you haven’t forgotten. If you have, make sure you place your order today.

I don’t surf through many blogs, but most of the projects I have seen with the Vine Street Embossing Folder have been harsh and dark or bright and bold. For my first porject with this folder, I decided to go against the grain and attempt a soft and subtle image with the folder. Here’s my card: stampwithbrian.com - Vine Street EF

  • Using Core’dinations. I ran a piece of Pool Party Core’dinations card stock through the Big Shot with my Vine Street Embossing Folder, making sure the leaves would pop out on the textured side of the paper. I then sanded the images with my Stampin’ Sanding Block, exposing the white fiber beneath the Pool Party surface. This is something everyone should experience first hand. make sure to run the sanding block across the sides of the paper to add a finished look.
  • Color Combinations. I kept is simple here. I tried to step “out of the box” to find a beautiful combination with the Pool Party Core’dinations card stock. I turned to my Designer Series Papers to find a color and pattern that would work with this image. The depth of Summer Starfruit is a wonderful highlight for this Pool Party card stock, don’t you think?
  • Balance the patterns. As I looked through my Designer Series Paper, I knew I needed a paper with a small pattern to balance out the large shapes in the Vine Street Embossing Folder. This pattern from Birds of a Feather works perfectly!

Don’t miss out on Sale-a-Bration! You can place your order here. 🙂

Check out my other projects from this week that include Sale-a-Bration items you don’t want to miss out on:

DAY ONE: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper

DAY TWO: Vintage Verses

DAY THREE: Pretty Petites & Petite Curly Punch

DAY FOUR: Bloomin’ Marvelous

DAY FIVE: Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack

DAY SIX: Patterned Occasions

DAY SEVEN: Feeling Sentimental

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  1. Quick post. Yes, it is very calming. Wonderful job. I picked up on your little trick, matching up you DSP. Hope you weekend is a very good one.

  2. Brian, this is a very pretty baby card, the colors are just right for baby girls or boys, or it can be a Baby Shower card too. The sanding on the Coordinations CS gives this bold EF a really soft look.
    Thank you for my daily dose of fun and inspiration.

  3. This EF is going to be at my house soon . I can`t say that it will be my favorite but, I wasn`t a lover of Summer Starfruit at first . I think this design is going to be fun to play with in the fact that it is so different . You did a great color choice for this and thanks for the play off of the two different pattern sizes …. I may not have thought about that !…but, then I don`t have to because you do it for me ….thank you !

  4. What a lovely look. I haven’t tried the core’dinations yet but am quite tempted. I’ll never tire of your clean & simple designs <3 🙂

  5. Love the softness of the card. This is the best use of the Vine Street Folder that I have seen.

  6. Great use of Vine Street! Love it!

  7. Love this, best use yet of Vine Street. Will try sanding trick next time.

  8. Esther Schattschneider

    Love it! TGIF, hopefully can play tomorrow with my new stuff! Happy weekend…

  9. I agree with Donna W., this is the best use of that embossing folder I have seen. A very appealing card, Brian, thank you!

  10. I absolutely love this card Brian. The white banner under the scalloped circles really drew your eye to the circles. Somehow I never thought of white as the “eye catcher” but on this card it’s perfect.

  11. Squeeeee! This color combination grabbed my attention right away, and then I got to looking at all the layering …. I know some ladies who will be squeee’ing with me next month on THIS CASE!!! hugs, Celia

  12. And I agre with all comments!! pool Party is a great favorite of mine and amazing how it softens Summer Starfruit! Just recently got this EF, need to play with it! Thanks for inspiring me and with soft colors and small pattern DSP! Enjoy your weekend!

  13. Sharon Broussard

    I love this!!! Like the others, I need to get mine out and play with it more!!!

  14. This is beautiful. Love the softness of the card.

  15. I love your card and the color combination. Now I have to get my Pool Party Core’dinations paper back out! TFS.

  16. Lovely card, Brian. The sanded embossed part of the Coordinations paper looks great. In my mind very few colors go well with Summer Starfruit but you picked the best one, and together they really produce a soft overall effect. TFS!!

  17. Great combo with Vine Street embossing and sanded Core’dinations. Another addition to my “must do” list!

  18. Oh so very soft and sweet … I just LOVE it, Brian!

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