Saturday, May 21, 2011

An Embossing Challenge

I wasn't too sure where to begin with this Lily Pad challenge. I am limited by my tools as I don't have a dry embosser...(My plan is to get one for my bday, thanks Mom!) So I pulled out some old stamp sets.

Way back in the day, 98 or 99, I went to a Stampin' Up! Party. It was fun and I decided to try my hand at stamping. I got some things, brought them home and was just lost as to what to do with them. I didn't have the money to put into a new hobby, lol something's don't change. (We'll I have some money now, but I keep saying I should get a second job to afford more stuff.) Plus how do I use it? The internet existed but it wasn't remotely like it is now so I packed everything up. Through the years I'd put it out, wish I could use it and set it aside. I'm prolly one of the only people with a mint condition 14 year old heating gun. Thankfully I took care of my stamps and they are still in great condition. I'm glad I have officially started this hobby.

Here's the card I did:

That sunflower set was itching to be used so using white StazOn ink, I stamped it and embossed it with white powder then colored with Copic markers YR15 and Y19. The center I started out with some light browns but I didn't like the look so I took E47 and covered it all, added a few layers/dots and it looked much better. The leaves are G21, G24 and G28.

I stamped a blue card with Hero Arts woodgrain stamp using Memento ink's Danube blue. That sentiment is from Close to my heart, for every occasion. I just love that set, as I said before way expensive but totally worth it.

Funny ha ha, but not so funny at the time was that sentiment. I wanted to heat emboss it however the white ink just didn't stamp right. So I grabbed, what I thought was my white gel pen, but turned out to be star glitter something. I went with it and it looks great.

This card is for a very special women who unknowingly answered our prayers. Thank you for being our miracle Janet!


  1. So pretty, Katie, love your vibrant sunflowers and the glittery yumminess on the sentiment is perfect!

  2. I'm so glad you entered this in the Lily Pad embossing challenge Katie! I love it! The pretty sunflowers pop on that blue background perfectly!

  3. love the subtle background and the bright colors you used for the main image! lovely card! thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!