Monday, January 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Embossed Embossing- Monthly Challenge

The Sweet Stamps Challenge-Technique Challenge for 1/15-2/14 is Embossed Embossing.
Here is a tutorial (on SCS) for Embossed Embossing.
 I used Coordinations Lavenders for my cardstock (the darkest two in the set). I used the antistatic pad, then embossed the cardstock using the Scrollworks embossing folder. I brayered over the raised embossing with the embossing ink, then applied Fantasy Ivory embossing powder.  I used a small paintbrush for remove fly-away embossing powder. I added the butterflies and some rhinestones.

I decided to finish my 1st attempt at the embossed embossing instead of trashing it- I did a bad job with the fly away embossing powder.  I think it is OK despite that.........
I used Sandy Tans Coordinations and the Fantasy Ivory Embossing powder. I made a star from a scrap of the technique and added some twine and a Candy brad. The Patterned Paper is by My Minds Eye. The ribbon was a purchase from a scrapbook store in Breckenridge, Co.
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card(s):
Scrollworks Embossing folder HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
Ranger Vintage photo and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks HERE
Copics- horse is colored in W1 and W3 HERE
Fantasy Ivory Embossing Powder Here
Antistatic pad HERE
Fanciful Butterfly Set HERE
Sympathy Sentiment HERE
Horse Portrait Oval HERE
Western Words Trio HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Coordinations cardstock- Lavenders (card 1) and Sandy Tans(card 2) HERE
My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing: Bluebell  HERE  
Candi Brads (Baker Street) HERE
Rhinestones HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a weekly challenge beginning today- Anything Goes ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Artistic Inspiration- Anything Goes
Pause, Dream and Enjoy- Use ribbon
613 Ave Create- Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge- use scissors
One Stitch at a Time- Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge- Butterflies

As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 


Joanne Travis said...

I really love the elegance of the sympathy card. Gorgeous colors and flow, Shelly.

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Shelly - I quite like the second card, despite it not being quite what you had hoped!

Stacey Adams, said...

Love both your cards! The sympathy card is very elegant with the white embossed embossing swirls, and the horse card is fun with the polka dots and your "western" embellishments!

Unknown said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! Love how you used the twine on the one! Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck!! I hope to see you again for our next challenge too!!

Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Sheila H said...

Your sympathy card is so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for joining our challenge at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you again :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the look of the embossed embossing. What an interesting technique. And wow!!! I love how you made the loop of "rope" and added it to your horse card. Very clever!

TesaB said...

Both of your cards are wonderful!!!

Anne Temple said...

Love both of these and the fact that they are so different. Fun technique.

Emily Keaton said...

Some more gorgeous embossing! You have been busy making beautiful things :-)

Unknown said...

Your cards are so AWESOME!
Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges!
<3 Pam, PDE DT

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Beautiful cards. I had a hard time with this challenge but yours look perfect:)

jimlynn said...

Shelly, the first card is just gorgeous! Love all the purples you used for this and what a wonderful technique.
The second card - WOW! Fabulous! Love the way you did the rope lasso on here.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! These are absolutely stunning creations!! LOVE the colors on the first card and the second one is so pretty!! HUGS :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the lavender, horse looks great! on my post, yes, all cut on the cricut. Don't blame you for doing what you want, love some of the techs in the art journaling thingie going round, but not my thing. except for the techs of course.

Chrissy said...

Two gorgeous cards Shelly, love the butterflies too, so pretty.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx said...

Fantastic cards. Love the embossing and the purple is fab. Love the second card too, the twine is a fabulous embellishment. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Donna said...

These are gorgeous! I love both of them. Even though the embossing on the second one didn't come out to your satisfaction it gives it a vintage feel. Sometimes my mistakes turn out to be better than I think! I'll have to try this technique sometime.

Josephine said...

What a beautifully elegant sympathy card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Unknown said...

Both cards are fantastic. Love the simplicity of the horse image and the little design features that tie in so nicely

Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.
Claire x

Confiseries Papier said...

Just stunning! Thanks for visiting
our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shelly, both your cards are so pretty - love the butterflies, but I also like the horse - both pretty colors, and great layering. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Scrappin Sista said...

Very nice card, thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week, we hope you decide to join us again!! Good Luck,
Alice B.

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous butterflies on a purple card -- 2 of my favorite things, Shelly! The horse is beautifully CAS, another thing I love though I don't always do it well. I certainly don't do it THIS well!

Margaret said...

What's not to like. It's purple! Love the gorgeous sympathy card.

Fabulous horse card. You never know how a card is going to turn out. Glad you didn't trash it.

trisha too said...

They both look great to me, Shelly--the one has such rich, elegant colors, and the other has such fun details!

Thank you for stopping by, it was good to hear from you. I've been notblogging for so long, it's nice to visit with my bloggy friends again!


Unknown said...

I love both your cards!! They are fabulous!! The purple for the sympathy is gorgeous!! Great job!!!

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow I just saw the awesome card from Calypso and now your 2 cards! I really really have to try out this technique. Just love how your cards turned out. They are both so elegant. Love the masculine feel of the second.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Shelly!!!! What a fabulous looks awesome!!! I love all the purple on the first card and the horse image is beautiful on the second!!!

Terry said...

Got to love a gal that does not give up! These are both beautiful! Sympathy cards are always so difficult to do! Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love both of your cards, such different designs. I love the bright colors of the butterflies on the purple background. The added elements on the horse oval and the papers you chose work well together.