Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Designers Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

It's time for another Designers Choice challenge at The House that Stamps Built and Miriam is challenging us to use heat embossing in our cards. For awhile last year my heat gun sat unused for the longest time, but lately I have been heat embossing more and more again. This card has two different heat embossed areas. The Sunlight Cat is embossed with black detail embossing powder. The embossed back piece is a new technique I tried for the first time here. You apply versamark directly onto the embossing folder (Sizzix), put your paper in and emboss. Then you put embossing powder all over the embossed paper and heat with your heat gun. I used holographic embossing powder and the piece is all sparkly and shiny. (The sample I saw on line explaining this technique used clear embossing powder.) Hard to see in the pix, but maybe a little more visible in the pix below. Real pretty in real life. I finished with a ribbon and sentiment (Repeat Impressions) cut and embossed with a nestabilities, and raised with mounting tape.

I am entering this card in the challenge at Karen's Doodles for Cute and Cuddly. I think cats are cute and cuddly- atleast mine is:)

Stamping smiles, Karen
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Lynette said...

A very striking card, Karen! I'll have to try that technique again - it's been a while since I've done that.

joy said...

Lovely card! Wow - a new technique I'm trying!

Makiko Jones said...

Fantastic card Karen!! Love the technique you mentioned! I will have to try :):)

Cheri said...

Karen this is awesome!!! You've created such a dramatic card with simple black and white and your bg with the second technique is stunning!!!!

Shelby said...

Love the black and white and the embossing is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles and good luck


Jerusha said...

Very cute! The black and white is a nice touch! Thank you so much for playing along in the Cute and Cuddly challenge at Karen's Doodles. Good luck!!