Friday, 19 April 2019

Greatest Hits Embossed Background with Gemma

Today I’m sharing a card using this month’s theme of Pastels. I’ve gone for a slightly different take on the challenge, using a light colour of card stock and creating a clear embossed musical background for my card.

I cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Mermaid Card stock. With the WOW Clear Gloss embossing powder, I embossed a background using the Greatest Hits stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs.

I wanted the background to have an abstract feeling to it, so I used the Altenew Splatter stencil to add more details, embossing them with the clear embossing powder too.

Once I was happy with the background, I added some Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink to the edges of the embossed panel. I then adhered it to my card base.

I die cut some records and music notes from the Greatest Hits die set, along with the arm of the record player. I adhered those to my background with liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I used WOW Opaque White Superfine embossing powder to heat emboss a greeting on black. I adhered this to the card with foam tape.

An additional sentiment in the centre of the large record is a fun finishing touch.

Have a lovely day,


  1. What a fabulous card Gemma and the clear embossed background shows up beautifully against the light blue background, and the record with the sentiment on the central label and the die cut needle arm over it, together with the notes and additional sentiment are really fun and brought back some happy memories of when I had my first record player back in the 1960's. x


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