Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Emboss It!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's time for another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp blog!  This week we're embossing - you can emboss either  dry or with heat, or both!  The design team is using Stampendous products, and because mine is a set, I made you 2 cards again to show it off.  Here's the first one, using just 1 of the 4 stamps in my set:


The set is called Cling Foliate Quad Set.  I chose the design that was "open" so I could color inside the leaves after I stamped it twice and embossed it with this fantastic Zing Copper Glitter Finish embossing powder.  I also used the powder on the sentiment.  Other products: VersaMark ink, October Afternoon 9 to 5 button, natural twine, and Memento Dual-tip Markers.  Here's another picture with the card tipped to show you the gorgeous glittery effect of the embossing powder - it makes a coppery dazzle!


I wanted to show you the other 3 patterns that are in this set, so I chose some autumn colors of cardstock, and stamped them again with VersaMark ink, but this time I heat embossed them in clear powder.  Love how the ink darkens the impression in a tone-on-tone effect.


Since I have lots of fall birthdays coming up, I made this one into a birthday card using the Hero Arts sentiment, colored with the same markers as above, and a wood button from Dear Lizzy.

The generous Heidi is giving away another $50.00 gift voucher for the random winner of our challenge, to spend any way you like at the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!

  

So come on over to our blog and see what my teamies and our Guest Designer Shannan did this week - can't wait to see what you do!

I'd like to enter my first card into the Card Design Handbook Week: Assymetry Challenge, and into Stampendous Impressions Embossing Techniques challenge for September.

25 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Hi, Lin - Guess you are pulling me into fall, kicking and screaming! Ha. No, I totally love the richness of these cards and that sparkle really pulls at my heart. I need to try that powder (I have had problems with coverage with Zing). These two cards are spec-fall-tacular!

Lisa Elton said...

These are both just beautiful Lin! But I think #2 if my favorite, love the blocks of color!

belldoubleyou said...

These are just beautiful! I especially love the shiny copper on the first card. I do love me some copper.

sheila said...

Lin both cards are beautiful but i LOVE the first one! That is a true wowzer and one that would make a stunning gift set!!!! I always forget to emboss in metal tones but now you that you have reminded me you can bet I will be pulling them out!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both of them are so very stylish and FAB !! Lovely colours and details :-)

luv
Lols x x x

LauraJane:) said...

I have that block stamp.. never knew it could look so good!
I LOVE the first card with the leaves colored in!

Lisa Carroll said...

Lin, these are AMAZING! The sparkle from the copper glitter EP on that first one is incredible.. I bet it's a stunner in real life! And that second card is perfection - LOOVE the tone-on-tone blocks, the images, the burron... this is a fave! :)

Lisa Carroll said...

*button.. oops. :)

Jackie said...

They are both gorgeous but the sparkle on the first on is over the top. I haven't had much luck with glittery embossing powders in the past, maybe I need to give the Zing powders another look.

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love them both...but I do like shiney things and the first card is a slight favorite. Beautiful Lin.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous Autumn card, Lin! Oh how I love this season! The copper glitter look is gorgeous!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Jingle said...

These are so pretty!

Jean Martin said...

WOW! These are stunning Lin! I love that copper embossing! Beautiful! :)

Barb said...

You inspire me! I just love both of these beautiful cards, Lin! That copper embossing powder looks really pretty!

Sarah J Moerman said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! Gorgeous copper color on the first card and I love the tone-on-tone effect on the second.

Dawn T said...

stunning examples of embossing Lin. Love the stamp set, the colours and the layout of the cards

Heather said...

Just Stunning Lin, wonderful design and colours. You glittered embossing is sensational!!!
hugs
Heather xx

stampingandstitching said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Lin! Love the colours and fabulous shimmering panel and sentiment on the first card! Love the mix of patterns and yummy autumn colours on the second card!

joy said...

LOVE!!! This is such a nice set of stamps and you have worked some magic with them!! Love that first card with all it's glittery goodness!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards Lin love the autumn colours.
luv
Debby

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous cards Lin!! Your embossing is fantastic!!

hugs...

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous fall cards!Love the rich colors and embossing!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, I love how you used the Foliate Quad Set. Both cards are terrific. Thanks again for playing along with the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

Stampendous said...

Thanks for playing with our embossing challenge (again). Your autumn cards really get us into the feel of the season. Good luck in the challenge.