Monday 11 January 2010

Emboss It!!!


OK ready for a new challenge?! I hope so!

For this challenge we want you to emboss it! Don't panic - you don't have to have a heat gun for this challenge! Now you can have fun with y'heat gun if you want, but here's some other tips for embossing:
  • Running an embossing folder through your die-cutting machine
  • Using a Nestability die
  • Using a good old fashioned light box, stencil and ball tool!
So don't think you've gotta get covered in embossing powder and burn yourself; though that's exactly what I did for my example LOL:

Couldn't resist giving my On My Couch set a little more inky love while it was out on my desk!

The Polka Dots are embossed with white detail powder on Pure Poppy cardstock, as is the sentiment too! I love the way the white 'pops'!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II/On My Couch/On My Couch Additions/Vintage Labels
Ink: Versamark/Pure Poppy/Dark Chocolate/Ripe Avocado/Fresh Snow
Card: Enchanted Evening/Pure Poppy/Stamper's Select White
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/White Detail EP/Ripe Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon
/White Gel Pen

Now Kate's still sunning herself in L.A (gosh, what a shock she'll have when she gets back to this weather LOL!) but never fear, Dawn is here as our featured stamper! She goes to prove that you don't have to limit yourself to a card with her stunning example:

Check out that clear embossed Giga Guidelines background!

Dawn's gonna be famous for her amazing notepads - I'm lucky to have one in my possession that I carry nearly everywhere but daren't use for fear of spoiling it!

I just love that little hand pointing - it's such a cute finishing touch!

Stamps: Giga Guidelines, Take Note
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet
DSP: Bitty Dots, Everyday Blessings
Mediums: Staz-on, Chocolate Chip (SU), Embossing Stamp pad
Embellishments: Aqua Mist button, Berry Sorbet ½”luxe satin ribbon

Tools - Paper cutter and scorer, Snail adhesive, Heat gun, clear embossing power.

So there ya have it! I hope we've inspired you a tiny bit to think about embossing and to enter our challenge. Remember, there's some PTI goodies to be won!

Here are the deets:
  • All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify
  • To enter, leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.
  • Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!
  • Challenge closes on Monday 25th January 2010 at 9.00am GMT
  • A winner will be chosen at random to receive a collection of PTI goodies!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Aimes , Dawn (& Kate from sunny L.A!)

1. Laurel (Joining us again from the USA! Whoop!)
2. Karin (Another PTI fan from the USA sharing the inspiration!)
3. Nadine (entering from Hawaii with a her shiny new blog!)
4. Hanneke
5. Ingrid
6. Chris
7. Beverley
8. Jan
9. Vannessa
10. Aga
11. Mandy
12. Dana
13. Valerie
14. Katie
15. Margaret
16 Margaret (with a second fabulous entry!)
17. Hanne
18. Taheerah
19. Amy


GEMMA said...

The card is really lovely Aimes. I love layering up ribbon like that. And the white box is really effective too! Gem x

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Two lovely projects. Aimes I love the strong colours against the white on your card, a stunning contrast and Dawn, great idea and again lovely colours. Ummmmm had better get thinking!

Mandy said...

Wow...two very stunning creations. Love your card Amy, the embossing looks absolutely fab! Dawn's notebook is wonderful, two very talented ladies !!


Laurel Beard said...

I participated in another challenge which required stitching (GAG! I CAN'T SEW) and thought you guys would like to see it because I did some embossing and of course used PTI products! LOL! :)

Karin said...

Hi ladies, I always like your projects, so clean and professional looking :) Here is my card...always like that you let us from the states play along for fun!

Nadine said...

Aloha Aimes!! I thought I would give your challenge a try. So here's my card:

Love your card and Dawn's notebook is so pretty I'd be afraid to actually USE it! LOL!!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Ok, first of all.... thanks for the reminder!;-)
You can find my card here!


Ingrid Danvers said...

Great challenge. You can find my card here.


Chris said...

Two lovely projects by you - love the inspiration!

Here is mine for this week!

Beverley said...

Happy New Year! I love the cards you have all created beautiful & inspiring. I love embossing so this is my entry!

Unknown said...

Ooh gorgeous projects, my entry is here

Jan xx

Vannessa said...

Here's mine! It's the 2nd card in the post and only a little quick one today.

Aga said...

Oh! What a great challenge! I love embossing! :) Here is my card

(It’s hard to take a good picture, but the flowers are embossed with clear ep) :)

Mandy said...

Absolutely stunning creations girls. Lovely challenge...I had a new embossing folder to try out !!

You can find my card here:


Daniela F. said...

Darling projects, ladies! Great challenge, I even managed to heat and dry emboss on my card. Hope you like it!

Dana xx

Valerie M said...

Here's my first card. I have another, but my computer just ruined it and I'm feeling to lazy to go and photograph it again just now! Will do it tomorrow. Here's one for now though:

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Here is my challenge card:
I just managed to do it in time, hope you like it xx

Margaret C said...

Hi !! Love your card (I used the same set but I fear I just don't have your knack !!) Here is my entry!
Hope it brightens your day !!

Margaret C said...

Ummmm, can we enter twice ?? On a roll here!!

Hanne said...

Here is my entry for the challenge! The stamps that I have used are Turning a new leaf and Mixed Messages.

For embossing, I have used clear embossing powder, scored lines and a cuttlebug folder.

Hope you like it!

Taheerah said...

Thanks for reminding me I could participate Aimes, completely forgot about the challenge and didn't even stop to think my card could be entered for it!

Here's my entry:

Amy White said...

This is my first time participating in this challenge - lots of fun! Here's my card:

kanishk said...

lovely colours.

Work from home India

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