Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SOS #69 - Embossing

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to use embossing on your card or project. It can be heat embossing or dry embossing, or hey, go for the gusto and use both!

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

The fleurs-de-lis are a single stamp from Verve. What, you thought *I* lined those up?! HA! If you did, you didn't read the name of this blog. No, that's one stamp, and it's heat-embossed. I stamped it with Ranger Black Soot onto a piece of Basic Grey paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I like having the option of stamping in a color and clear-embossing. I may stop using all my hoarded colored embossing powders. *ahem*

I also used an embossing folder on the white panel, because I could, and I need to keep up with that whole over-achieving expectation. And in case you didn't notice, I snuck (sneaked) in a piece of washi tape for the vertical element. I may or may not have purchased more washi tape, so you could possibly be seeing more of it in the weeks and months to come. Let's call it paying the piper. Or dealing with my guilt.

I also used some ribbon, which makes 3 or 4 times in the past few days. Ribbon may be making a comeback, here, folks!  It's all about using the stash, right?

The sentiment was stamped on a remnant of white, and the button is also from my stash.

Now it's your turn! Go into your stash and figure out how to use heat (wet) embossing, or dry embossing, or both, on your project; make your project; then go back to the Shopping Our Stash post and link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Bountiful Backgrounds (Verve ), Essential Messages (Hero Arts)
Ink: Ranger Distress Black Soot
Paper: PB&J (Basic Grey), Linen cards (clearbags.com), Basic Black (SU)
Other: Washi tape; SU Basic Black taffeta ribbon; Houndstooth embossing folder; clear embossing powder; misc button and twine


  1. Great job using both methods on your card. I really like the fleurs-de-lis stamp. The tape looks great bringing out the black matting you used.

  2. Love the clean lines of your card design. The black accents from the layers and tape, tie it all together beautifully!

  3. Those embossed fluer de lie look very cool, this is a nice card :-)

  4. I did actually think you lined those up, but only for a fleeting moment. Then I came to my senses :-). Very pretty card, I like your combination of textures and patterns.

  5. Leslie - Cha-ching! You rocked this! Love all the simple details you added to this card. Its amazing! (I have over-achiever tendencies myself. Didn't know that til my oldest informed me a couple weeks ago. Over achiever? or just going the extra mile....? Hard to say ;) )

  6. Too cool- and love the snuck in washi tape! You always rock!

  7. So glad to hear that image was just one stamp - I would have never been able to line those babies up either! LOVE this card! A classic beauty!

  8. how much do i ♥LOVE♥ this awesome card??!?! (hint: it is incalcuable by current mathematical standards, but it's a really REALLY lot!!) (plus: HOUNDSTOOTH!!!!!) ♥♥♥!

  9. ps: washi tape is the black tar heroin of the papercrafts world. but, you know, in a GOOD way!!! (just sayin'...)

  10. Hi Leslie! I really like this card...but had to study it for a while to figure out what to say about it! Its elegant, yet "down-to-earth"...kind of eclectic! LOVE the varitey of elements! I have not succumbed to the Washi tape yet...but you are drawing me in!

  11. What an embossed beauty of a card! I just love all those fleur de lis as the main focus, and I really like the washi tape you used. I need to add some of that to my stash :)


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