Here's what Karen says about creating these cards:
"The first card shows embossing on specialty papers such as the Elizabeth Crafts Velvet Sampler Pack I got from Crop Stop and copper paper. I used the CraftConcepts Yves Embossing Folder in the background and continuing through the bird which was raised with back foam (dies from Poppy Stamps Serene Bird and friends from Tutti Designs.) The background paper on the card front is from the Authentique Curiousity 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock from CropStop.
The second card is the one using the Tarnished Foil technique shown in the video and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Mesh Texture Fades Embossing Folder. The technique is described in the video. I cut the Spellbinders swirl out of black velvet from the sampler pack. The stamp is from Stampendous. The background of this card front is also a piece of the patterned card stock from Crop Stop (Authentique Curiousity 6 x 6 Patterned Cardstock). I used green, brown and black StazOn inks and Nuvo Clear Mark (embossing ink similar to VersaMark) and Nuvo black and brown embossing powders as well as Ranger Verdigrass (green) embossing powder."
The second card is made with a technique I show in the video called "Tarnished Foil," so rather than go into great detail in the blog post, here's a link to her video on You Tube."
Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week, Karen!
Now it's your turn....stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that include a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! I'll look forward to seeing your work appear in the gallery!