Monday, February 7, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Embossing!

Hello Everyone ... It's Me ... Linda ... back from gallivanting in L.A. Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your lucky week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Some Embossing! 
If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
I took a small box and covered it with Ranger Manilla Cardstock which had been embossed in Lord Tim's  Patchwork Folder and sprayed with Red Pepper; Butterscotch and Espresso Colorwash. I then swiped the raised areas with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and spritzed with a bit of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist
Dan could have easily submitted this richly textured card for last week's "Love" theme, but his creative use of Embossing Folders more than qualifies it for this weeks theme too! In addition to his trusty Cuttlebug Machine, Dan used Red Pepper Color Wash spray, Walnut Stain and Fired Brick Distress Inks and 1" and 5/8" circle punches.

Embossing it is....or at least that is one of the techniques Lynne used on her frame! She embossed a few different mediums....Grungepaper, Cork, and Metal, A LOT of Black multiple forms and various embossing folders. All of the shapes were adhered to the Charcoal Black painted frame with Multi Medium.

Nancy's newest love is to use Spellbinders with a Big Shot, one of the easiest ways to cut paper and dry emboss. This card was made to look vintage-y with the intricate Fleur de Lys die that also embosses. With the addition of Tattered Rose Distress Ink, the embossing really pops!

Experimenting is how we learn, right? Nancy embossed Tim Holtz's "To My Valentine" from Love Struck on muslin with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink & clear embossing powder, which she'd never done before - then she layered that onto Basic Grey's Cappella papers, which she then put onto a "one sheet" box she made - and she'd never made one of those before - so, a little embossing, a little inking, a little experimenting - voila!

Terry made a wedding goodie box with the fabulous paperpack from Graphic 45 Le Romantique. She used the EK succes swirl slim edger punch with the pretty vintagy swirls on it. The complete background is embossed with The Tim Holtz Sizzix Postcard Sheet MUSIC Texture Fades Embossing Folder . Everything is distressed with Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold. The flowers are worked on with Glossy Accents and Distress Rock Candy and last but not least the vintage lace with the string of pearls are from her own stash.

It's been a while since Lori has worked with Ten Seconds Studio metal and molds, so she thought this would be a GREAT opportunity to use those products to complete this challenge. She covered up a journal that needed a little pick me up, using the Time Expressions Kabuka mold, and the Peacock color metal. Rock Star Black metal was used for the spine, which was run thru Tim's On the Edge Ornate die first. A Black paint dabber was lightly swiped over the embossed areas, just to tone it down a bit.

Linda loves all kinds of embossing and hardly ever makes a piece without some sort of embossing.  Here is the cover of a little February calendar she made for her desk.  She used the Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder for dry embossing and brayered Aged Mahogany distress ink over it.  She just bought a Melting Pot for UTEE and used it to create enameled roses using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  

Kim has included heat embossing; distress embossing and dry embossing on her card. Lots of Wendy Vecchi stamps were used throughout, with heat embossed edges on these flowers, coloured with distress inks and background stamp. A stamped butterfly, Tim's on the edge die with woodgrain texture fade for some dry embossing. The edges of the patterned paper have been treated with a little frayed burlap distress embossing.The sentiment from this set was stamped over this Background, the frame was already embossed and Kim simply applied distress inks directly to it!
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work... Just click on their names!
We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Drum roll required here ... Because our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher! Oh yes people $50!!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 13th February 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To  qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made! And who knows ... if you don't win this prize ... your work may be selected for the much sought after Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :o)


  1. Wow! Such gorgeous inspiration from the DT! Love these challenges!

  2. So much inspirational artwork to look at! Great challenge!

  3. Great challenge!Thanks for your time visiting my card:)
    Hugs, Edith

  4. Beautiful embossed creations ladies! Thank you for a fun challenge...hugs ~S~

  5. thanks for the challenge!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net


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