Monday, October 18, 2010

H2H Challenge - Embossing Time!

This week at the H2H Challenge blog...EMBOSSING! You can choose to do dry embossing or heat embossing. Well, I really stepped up to the challenge and did both!

I decided to create my festive monocromatic card with the beautiful Juniper snowflake B&T from the Jingle Level 2 paper pack and needed a second B&T texture for the card. So I decided to create my own B&T by dry embossing the Juniper cardstock with a pinstripe. I simply accomplished this by placing my paper in my trimmer (with the blade removed) and used the measuring guide to move along at 1/2 in intervals and use my Embossing Stylus to impress the lines into the paper. Then I lightly sanded to make the dry embossed lines 'pop' more.

For my sweet little ornament...I used the Holiday Trinkets stamp set. I stamped the ornament with Juniper ink on Juniper paper and cut it out. I love this set because it has the perfect little stamps to embellish your ornaments. I used the snowflakes and heat embossed the them in white and then sponged a bit of Juniper ink around the heat-set embossing in order to help those snowflakes 'pop' too.

So now it’s your turn! Grab your stylus or your heat tool (or both) and create a fabulous card and then hop on over to the H2H Challenge blog and share your creation by Sunday night at 10pm for your chance to be chosen as the Fab Friday Five!! You can also check out the other design team member’s incredible artwork for inspiration! The links to each of their sites can be found on the sidebar of my blog.


Sheila H said...

Lovely card! I particulary like the tone-on-tone color.

Unknown said...

LOVE the whole darn card. I especially love the sponging around the white embossing on the DE ornament. I love how you varied the intensity. It looks so rich!

Lorrinda said...

Love the monochromatic color scheme, it really lets the embossing pop!

Debbie Tuggle said...

Understated elegance and a wintry feel - just gorgeous! TFS! ~Debbie in FL ~