Tuesday, 25 February 2014

WWWU #4 Card–Ampersand Embossing Folder

2012_02_Ampersand_WWWU #4, Amanda Bates @ The Craft Spa 009

Quick share today. This is a card I made for our weekly team colour challenge. Thanks again to Julie Wade for yet another fantastic colour combination. This time it is Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Pistachio Pudding & Rose Red.

There are quite a few new embossing folders in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue – and the Ampersand one just struck a chord with me. I imagined lots of cards with Mr & Mrs… and You & Me… and then I came to use it…. and Hello & Thank You just popped into my head – for reasons that the recipient will understand in due course – as it is now in the post on its way to a very special & clever person!!!

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, WWWU 009

The first card is a stepped up version of the first very clean & simple one shown below ( yes very CAS … even for me!!)

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, WWWU 002

I used the new Texture Boutique machine (aka Baby Big Shot!) for the embossing. It was its first outing…. and I was very impressed with this baby for what it costs ….though I did add an extra plastic shim as I am used to the deep embossing that the Big Shot gives us….

SU! Supplies Used

Stamps – Four You; Petite Petals

Punches – Petite Petals

Embossing – Ampersand EF; Texture Boutique

Inks & Card - Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Pistachio Pudding & Rose Red.


  1. Think I said before Amanda but it doesn't hurt to say it again they are gorgeous. Anne x

  2. You do realize that after convincing myself that I wouldn't have a clue what to do with this folder I now will have to order it immediately!!
    You have a lot to answer for madam!!

  3. Hello and thank YOU !!! It is stunning and I'm so lucky to receive it. I was touched by your kind words 😊 really appreciate you sending it to me x


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