Monday, July 18, 2011

Emboss it Up!


Hi friends, so happy you stopped by!  I have a little project to share with you that I made for our challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  This week our challenge is Show Us Embossing - heat or dry embossing, whichever you prefer or both.  Of course, I had to do both.  I LOVE embossing - love the texture it brings whether it is dry embossing or heat embossing.  So I played around with both.  Here is another new stamp set I recently got my hot little hands on - Wild West a Tim Holtz set by Stampers Anonymous.

I started with a 5.5x8.5 piece of vanilla CS and randomly stamped images from the Wild West set and also another new set Ephemera Backgrounds by Artistic Outpost in Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.  Then I sponged Fired Brick and Faded Jeans Distress Inks over the entire panel.  I tried out my recently acquired Foil Tape Sheets by cutting with a Spellbinders die and then embossing it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I dripped Pitch Black alcohol ink over it and when dry, sanded the high points so the silver showed through.  Wild West was stamped on a Journaling Ticket.  I embossed a piece of vanilla CS with another Cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged it with Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo distress inks.

The main image was stamped on vanilla CS and the torn edges distressed with Vintage Photo.  I applied Versamark around the edges and embossed them with clear UTEE, just because I felt like messing around - it reminds me of a piece of varnished wood.  I finished it off with some Rust burlap thread, a rosette made from Kraft Glassine paper and a couple of stars cut with a Sizzix die.  The burlap was heavily spritzed with my Vintage Photo glimmer mist.  The final step was to mount it on a piece of white corrugated cardboard.  I ran my Faded Jeans ink pad up and down it so all the high points are blue.  I finished by embossing the edges with my mixture of clear UTEE and gold EP.  This could be a wall hanging or a piece of desk art.  I haven't decided yet.


All righty, then.  That's it for another Simon Says Stamp and Show project.  Hope you will stop by the blog to see the amazing work by our wonderfully talented designers.  And, faithful as always, our wonderful sponsor Simon Says Stamp will be giving a random winner a $50 shopping spree in their store - definitely a prize you want to win!  So get out your embossing powers and folders and let's see whatcha got.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for any comment you care to leave.

6 comments:

Margreet said...

Such a brilliant creation Linda....always love your explanation of your method of working...learn a lot of it but miss the courage (and some requirements)to start....
xxx Margreet

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great piece--lots of elements going on and you piece of red cross stitch finished with the lasso look is just the right touch.

Lori said...

Love this Linda! But, that's no surprise! lol! That rosette is awesome!

Queenie said...

Yeah ha Linda,
great card,love it!!
oxoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

Great piece, Linda. I especially like the stars on the rosette - what a nice way to get more use out of that shape!

Susan (rainy) said...

Wonderful textures and depth! Beautiful card!

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