Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Simon Says........Emboss It!


It's mid-week, and that means it's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


We have a fun theme this week - emboss it!  You can use embossing folders, as the Design Team is doing, or heat emboss, or use embossing paste, your choice!  

I love the added dimension that an embossing folder can give to a card, so I had a fun play this week and made you 2 cards!

SSS Jan 15 Emboss It

This first one uses one of the Sizzix Ornate Frames folders, along with the Simon exclusive Large Heart Doily die.  Just for fun, I emossed on some woodgrain cardstock, and love the extra little richness it gives!

SSS Jan 15 Emboss It, detail

For my next card I wanted to sand the embossing to bring out a 2nd color, and chose a Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock with a aqua reverse.

SSS Jan 15 Emboss It2

My embossing folder again is by Sizzix, called Vines, part of a duo set.  I separated the panels with a scalloped edge border to hold my sentiment, and then added some die-cuts: some Sizzix Sizzlits foliage and Simon's Leanna and Chrissy butterflies.


Sweet Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher for the random winner of this week's challenge that can be used at her Simon Says Stamp Superstore.

Simon Says Stamp

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love how you featured the doily heart on the first card and the dual-toned panels on the latter really show off the embossing folder!

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  2. Do you have any idea how many of your creations I pin to my Pinterest card boards? I love your work, Lin, and these are lovely!

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  3. Lin these are beautiful! I really like your first card, so delicate and feminine!!

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  4. Wow both are SO gorgeous! Beautiful embossing!

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  5. Both cards are so gorgeous, Lin! Fab technique on your second one but I'm really lovin' the pink and white combo on your first card!

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous ,,, so pretty :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Beautiful cards lin, I really love the heart card!

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  8. Both gorgeous cards Lin, I love the first - so pretty with beautiful colours and embossing. The soft patterns of the beautiful heart is wonderful!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  9. I remember that I learned about dry embossing from you ... you hadn't gotten a Cuttlebug yet and used a rolling pin! I went right out and bought a Cuttlebug because I loved what you did with that embossing folder!! And now look at this masterpiece!!

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  10. Those are fabulous! I need to use my embossing folders more often, they are pretty neglected these days.

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  11. I love your cards! The embossing, the colors...the butterfly...all of it looks wonderful!

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  12. stunning examples Lin. I love embossing of all sorts.

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  13. Love your both your gorgeous cards
    luv
    Debby

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  14. 2 gorgeous designs, Lin! I love the intricate embossed designs on both :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. Both cards are absolutely stunning, Lin! I love how you embossed onto the woodgrain cardstock...genius! Sanding the cardstock on the 2nd card looks so beautiful, too! Elegance and advanced technique is really your forte' ~ Really gorgeous creations!!!

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  16. These cards are so pretty, Lin! The embossed patterns look great and the heart on the first card is adorable! The butterfly on the second card looks very beautiful! Hugs!

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  17. Gorgeous cards Lin! Love all of the dies that you used!

    hugs...

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  18. I entered into the challenge and your card stopped me in my tracks. It's so simply beautiful. I LOVE the embossing folder.

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