Saturday, 28 July 2012

'Heat Embossing' Card Challenge

 Hello folks!  There's still time to join in with the fantastic card challenge over on Scrapology.  This month we're sponsored by the lovely Marion Emberson of Sugar & Spice Crafts who is kindly offering a set of embossing powders, with carry case for 1st prize and two sets of stamps for 2nd prize (....don't tell anyone I told you but, as I write..... no entries as yet)  So get your embossing powders out and join in with the fun!!  Hop over to the blog if you need any inspiration, my fellow teamies have come up trumps again :o)
I've made a small 4x4 card.  I spritzed the the base card with some turquoise/blue mica mists and layered on a smaller square of card that I had embossed through the Cuttlebug; spritzed with Gold mica mists and inked around the edges.  My first thought when I was presented with the challenge of 'heat embossing' was to use a blob of it (rather like a wax seal) to hold some mulberry torn petals in place.... which is what I did.  I used a waterbrush to wet the shape of the petals on the mulberry paper before gently easing them from the paper.  I lightly inked around the edges of each petal to help with definition.  I had to force myself to eat a Cherry Bakewell (wink, wink) so I could use the little foil pie dish to heat a load of  mustard coloured embossing powder until molten.  I positioned the petals (with a little help from my Herma glue) and dribbled the molten embossing powder on.  While it was still hot I sprinkled on some glitter.
That's pretty much it.  I did try popping on a sentiment but it just didn't look right.... so I left it as is.
I hope you'll be able to join in with our little challenge.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x
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ATC's & cards with attitude - Anything Goes
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Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Mrs. D and the mulberry paper looks like fabric, it's gorgeous! Doesn't look like much packing has been done yet then? LOLOLOLOL :D xxx

~ Barb said...

LOVE the misting. Wonderful job on your mulberry flower too. You're right, it's just right the way it is. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Glittertastic said...

Gorgeous - one of those cards that you just want to touch!


sassy said...

what a beautiful card thank you for sharing it with us and joining in with our challenge at Craft Catz sassy dt

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sandra, Love this idea. I must get out my mulberry paper if I can remember where I put it!! You always have such different ideas. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Janette said...

Oh this is soooo pretty, a really gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing card and embossing. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour anything goes challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

she3655 said...

Hi Sandra, love the 4x4 card, that flower is Fab.... Thanks for joining in with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude... you can alsp enter into our sister blog Fatpages and Cards with Attitude, the link is on our blog....

Lynn said...

What an adorable little card Sandra.

Lynn x

carol said...

lovely pretty creation, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx

Linny said...

What a fabulous card. A great take on our Bright and Cheerful theme at Secret Crafters Saturday challenege. hugs Linda x

Helen said...

Gorgeous - love the fluffy flower!
Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x