Monday, May 9, 2016

Emboss It...

Hi Everyone...woohoo it's Monday and that means it's time to join in the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's Home Decor challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
using embossing folders...heat embossing...embossing pastes or 
any other embossing techniques you care to share with us
I made a card using a Texture Fade Embossing Folder...Distress there's a surprise...a little bit of stamping and heat embossing with a mixture of Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamels...the Wildflower Thinlits Dies...some vellum and my favourite crinkled ribbon coloured with Distress Spray Stain...
I used one of my favourite Texture Fades...Postale on white cardstock...I love the crisp deep embossing you get when using Texture Fades. I then scribbled on the Distress Crayons...wet my finger to blend them together and took a slightly damp piece of kitchen roll to wipe the colour back from the embossed areas. I then applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium to seal the surface ready for stamping and heat embossing.
I inked the Halftone and Rings Cling Stamp with Versamark Ink, stamped randomly, sprinkled with Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat to set. I also used the Ledger Script stamp inked with Black Archival Ink to stamp small sections (sorry forgot to take a photo at that stage)
I die cut flowers with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers Thinlits Die from black cardstock and Distress Woodgrain Card which is already embossed...fixed the black flowers flat on the card and popped the Woodgrain flowers on to 3d foam to create some dimension.
I sprinkled a mixture of Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamels over the surface and heated from underneath until melted.
I tore a thin strip of vellum and embossed the "Carte Postale" wording
before fixing across the bottom of the card. I coloured the Crinkle Ribbon with Picked Raspberry Distress Spray Stain to create a double bow.  I edged the card with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon before fixing to the card blank.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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and now it's your turn to have some embossing fun...
Enjoy and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Hi Kath and Buddy.WOW,just look at those Stunning colours.Love it.Hope you are well.I do have a presi for Buddy,just so tired and bizi have not packed it up yet.Will email you when it's done.Huggles/Cuddles xxxx

  2. Beautiful card the colours of those distress crayons, I really need to invest in tem too! Enjoy the sunshine while you can. Love & hugs Ann xxx

  3. Fabulous colours - what a wonderful make.
    Toni xx

  4. Absolutely stunning Kath. You are the queen of mixed media.
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  5. Hi Kath,
    I feel there's a world of crafting that has floated right past me when I wasn't looking so mentions of Frantage just go over my head! I see that, once I've come out of the corner and removed my dunce cap, I need to do some serious studying to see just what fun I'm missing out on.
    The card looks much going on there to explore...I love it!
    Bejay xx

  6. WoW! What an amazing effect with embosing folder colored with Crayons! Love all the sweet colors mixed together. Hugs, Marzena

  7. Gorgeous project Kath, the colours and whole design of this is so very pretty! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. This is so gorgeous Kath! Loving all those colours. x

  9. Kath, this is so beautiful. I love how delicate it looks and the gorgeous color combinations you used. The more I see the wildflower dies used, the more I have to put them on my wishlist. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie

  10. Stunning texture and I love the springy colors!!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Here is something I would love to touch and feel - loving this texture! TFS

  12. Such beautiful colours and textures! Your card is really inspiring! Thanks for sharing step by step, so useful for beginners like me!

  13. Loving the gorgeous colours and all the wonderful textures you achieved Kath! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Kath, what a beautiful card! I love the effect you got with heating the embossing from underneath - so cool! Lovely bright spring colors! hugs, Maura

  15. Oh, this is so pretty - the colors, the textures and the big pink bow. I love your work.

  16. LOOOOOOve this card! Colors are fantastic and you amaze me everytime I visit your blog because always I find a great detail in your work! Love the border with vellum and embossing!!! BArbara

  17. So pretty Kath! Fun to see the Distress crayons used.

  18. This is so absolutely lovely! You have such a mastery over color and are able to blend textures and shades so beautifully. This makes me feel peaceful and energized all at once. Love this!

  19. What a fantastic card, Kath! Love that you've used the halftone stamp with white embossing powder! So much fun! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  20. Such a beautiful card Kath! The embossed background coloured with the crayons is so pretty and vibrant. Love the flowers too!


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx