The Next Chapter

Hello there.  Guess what?  No rainbow birthday card to share today!  Instead I have a new home card for a neighbour who moved last week.  She was really upset about it, but it was necessary as she needed help.



I love die cuts and there are so many fun die cutting techniques. One of my favourites is faux dry embossing.  I did this technique with the three white houses where I die cut them from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them to a Whisper White A2 panel.




Welcome’ and the little home were die cut three times from Whisper White cardstock as well and stacked for dimension.  The top layer was ombré coloured with Blueptint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool.   The stamped sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.  Once all pieces were assembled on the panel, it was adhered to a white top folding card base.  Crystal glaze finished off the card.




I also had a friend who recently had to downsize and move.  She loves purple, so I made a similar card for her.  This one was not CAS as there were three rows of faux dry embossed houses.  Hopefully she will receive it some time this week,




Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!







Linking in the following challenges:
CASology#294 Start
Mod SquadSimply Clean
SSS MondayA Trio of Something (3 faux dry embossed houses)
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Challenge Focus on the Sentiment
AAA CardsGame #112 A Favorite Technique (die cuts/faux dry embossing)
Joy ClairApril Challenge Anything Goes








23 thoughts on “The Next Chapter

  1. Trina, what a lovely card! Love the white die cut houses. You won’t believe I haven’t tried this technique. I should, it gives such a spectacular result. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge.

  2. I love both of these wonderful cards. The white on white is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along at ?CASology this week.

  3. Beautiful designs Trina. I love that faux dry embossing with the white on white die-cuts … adds so much texture and dimension. Such a great technique that I haven’t tried. Thank you for the inspiration. Love your ombre and glazed “welcomes”. xx

  4. I absolutely LOVE this card, Trina. I love the faux embossing, and what a wonderful way to create a card for a move to a new home. Love the ombre “welcome” – perfect color. The sentiment is perfect for this as well. Fabulous creation! Thanks for playing with us at Creative With Stamps!

  5. Great card! I love the faux embossing. How clever! I may just have to “borrow” this idea. Wonderful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  6. Stunning! Love your faux embossing – a new idea to me. Thanks for playing along with the favourite technique challenge at AAA Cards.

  7. Wonderful card .. love the highlighted house and message. My mother is moving next month and you’ve inspired me. Thanks for joining in the fun as CASology this week.

  8. beautiful card which I’m sure will be a comfort to your friend, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  9. Trina, this card is delightful. I like the one colored house in the row of white on white. My niece is moving to a new home in a few months…you’ve given me a great design from which to work on a card for her. tfs

  10. Lovely pari of cards, Trina! The white die cuts really add so much great texture & interest without taking away the white space. Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  11. what a great card for your neighbour, It’s so hard when you don’t want to move. I’m sure your card really cheered her up. love the glossy accents and the white faux embossing.

  12. Love your faux embossing with the one painted house, Trina! Both of these are perfect new home cards and I’m sure are much appreciated!

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