Oh my gosh ... is it Friday again already??
That means it's time for another Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge. Today she's asked us to "Heat It Up" ... our heat guns that is ... and do some heat embossing conveying SIMPLE ELEGANCE. I do some heat embossing but usually on my sentiments ... not the main image. This was fun but I seemed to be "stuck in a rut" for ideas! I even made two cards ... ended up looking pretty much the same to me! LOL!! Looking forward to inspiration from Sharon and her awesome design team.
While making Easter cards for my sister's shop, I used this image (Paper Inspirations) and gold sparkle embossed it because I thought it would make an awesome Easter card. Well ... didn't like it after all and sat it aside (can't throw anything away you know). Today I decided it would work fine for maybe a Sympathy card and fit Sharon's challenge idea. I've used Basic Black for my base card, then cut 2 background panels each 1/4" smaller all around than the last panel. I've used a gold Pilot marker around all edges of these two panels to give the illusion of a gold matting without the weight. The gold ball stickers are from Michael's, as is the organdy ribbon.
For my second card, my image (Paper Inspirations) was stamped with Versamark Dazzle Champagne then embossed using gold sparkle embossing powder. Again, my base card is Basic Black cardstock, but this time my white panel is really matted with gold metallic paper.
I find it so difficult to get a really good photo when using these shiny papers (any hints on this would be appreciated!!).
Back to the card ... my sentiment is by Impression Obsession and it was stamped with Versafine black ink and heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder. My ribbon is from Michaels and is called "A Formal Affair". The butterfly was created using the Martha Stewart punch and the faux stitching was created using a white Gel Xtreme pen.
What a fun challenge! Be sure to check out Sharon's creation as well as her design team ladies ... I have no doubt these ladies will dazzle us with their creativity!!
Thanks for stopping by today ... have a WOnderFul weekend! It's going to be in the 60's here in NE Ohio this weekend ... WOW ... can you believe it!!! Spring is finally on it's way I think!