Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lots of embossing!

I had oh so good intentions of getting things done around my house and in my craft area today but when I got a call from the answering service at 1 am and then worked until 5:30, I had to work some sleep into my day!!  I have been wanting to play along with The Craft's Meow sketch challenge all month and well, you guessed it.  Tonight is the cut off for submitting.  So I did get a wee bit of time to make my card.  I had some fun with all the embossing........a technique I am loving lately especially with my Distress Inks.



This flower from Happiness Is.......by The Craft's Meow, is PERFECT for this technique!  The big floral image was stamped several times with Versamark and heat embossed with white Filigree embossing powder and then several shades of pinks and reds were sponged over the image.  My floral panel was also embossed but with clear embossing powder and then Antique Linen was sponged over the images and around them for the distressed effect.  My thatched background is a stamp that I LOVE.  LOVE.  LOVE.  It is the Envelope Pattern stamp from Hero Arts.  I also heat embossed it with clear EP.  My color scheme came from the Embellish Magazine's:  Embossed Flowers Color Trends Challenge.  This also fits the challenge over at Lily Pad Cards this month:  Emboss Resist.



{Just a Note}
Stamps:  Happiness Is..... (TCM), Envelope Pattern (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Berry Sorbet, Kraft (all PTI)
Ink:  Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Versamark, True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Woodgrain IP (PTI), Filigree White EP (PTI), Clear EP, Foam Tape, Pearls

18 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful use of those inks and love all the pretty layers!

Lynn said...

Love the distress inks and all of the embossing is stunning!

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! This is stunning, Amy!

Lindsay said...

This. Is. Amazing. I love it Amy! So so pretty!

Sarah said...

Totally digging that embossed envelope pattern. It's a whole new look for it.

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! Your flower is amazing and I love the woodgrain in the BG.

Barb said...

wow...beautiful card from layer to layer. the ink distressing and embossed background are stumming. huge fan of your work!

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow! This is stunning Amy!! Absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE that flower and all the layers!! Beautiful!

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous! I love all of that fabulous embossing. The flowers are so pretty. I hate those early am calls too! I hope it wasn't anything serious. {hugs}

Christina said...

So much beautiful texture and detail. Your sponging is incredible! I can never get my distress inks to apply evenly--what applicator do you use?

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW! Every bit of this is absolute perfection!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Amy Amy Amy, this is STUNNING!!! I love the look you achieved with the sponging! And the layering... the texture embossed background panel... everything!!! Total loveliness! Thank you so much for playing in our sketch challenge!

Hugs,
Lisa

Cristina said...

This is gorgeous! The gradation on that flower is making me swoon. Love.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!

Tanya said...

Beautiful!

Tracy said...

Love this :)

E.T. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely stunning! LOVE the way you've embossed and colored that gorgeous blossom! And your embossed papers add so much, yummy texture!

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