Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moxie Fabulous Damask

Hi everyone :0)

Cath has a Moxie Fantabulous Damask Challenge on right now - Diggin' Damask ...

I really wanted to play along - but didn't want to use a Damask stamp - that just happened, here ...

So out came this embossing folder instead.

Moxie Damask

Now the embossing folder used is called Kassie's Brocade - which led to the question - what's the difference between Damask and Brocade?!!

I looked them both up in a dictionary and found that Damask originally came from Damascus in Syria. Brocade wasn't given a place of origin. Otherwise the descriptions of the fabrics and patterns was much the same. Anyone else have any ideas?

Moxie Damask Deet

Here is a deet shot. I'm feeling pretty crazy about tags right now (waiting for this to arrive :0)

Apart from the sentiment - there is no stamping on this card *gasp*. They say that a change is as good as a holiday - but I'm sure Hawaii feels more exciting than that ;0)?!!

Heee! Blessings to you!

16 comments:

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful! Love the damask embossing! This card just looks so fresh and clean! Beautiful!

Keva said...

Cute! I really like the colors together.

Monica K. said...

So pretty, Nerina!! Love how you used an embossing folder instead of a stamp. The white embossing is stunning. Beautiful job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card! Great use of the embossing folder for this challenge.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this, the colors are so so pretty! I need that new blueberry PTI color!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love the white and blues!!!Beautiful card:)

Dana said...

Beautiful Nerina. Because I woke up to snow covering my lawn this morning, the pretty white/blue colors are just perfect.

I always wondered the difference between Brocade and Damask...thanks!

Lee Anne said...

I love the bling and the snowflakes! This is beautiful!

Ayana Posadas said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Nerina!

Sharron said...

Just beautiful, Nerina! Love how you chose to use the embossing folder and the colors are wonderful with the perfect touch of bling!

Sue Lelli said...

It almost feels naughty when you create a FAB card and there is no stamping involved!!! PRETTY card and LOVE the brocade embossing folder and the tag!

Aimes said...

What's in a name? A damask pattern called by any other name would look just as fabulous! LOL!
Damask or Brocade - simply stunning Nerina!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Cath said...

Hey Nerina! Thanks for linking up to the Diggin' on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you came along for the ride! :)

Amy said...

Wowsers! This is another beauty! I love that you added the bling flourish!

Amy said...

Wowsers! This is another beauty! I love that you added the bling flourish!

SBS said...

The pattern you see in damask is woven as the cloth is created. The patterns you see in brocade are not structural to the creation of the cloth.

I quote from Wikipedia for you:

Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. It is a supplementary weft technique, that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The purpose of this is to give the appearance that the weave actually was embroidered on. Ornamental features in brocade are emphasized and wrought as additions to the main fabric, sometimes stiffening it, though more frequently producing on its face the effect of low relief. In some, but not all, brocades, these additions present a distinctive appearance on the back of the material where the supplementary weft or floating threads of the brocaded or broached parts hang in loose groups or are clipped away.

Damask is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave.

I hope that answers your question.