Monday, 8 September 2014

Favourite things...

Hello guys!

How is everyone?  Well I hope :)

I'm back to share my sample for this months' challenge - 'My Favourite'.  For this challenge I have gone with my favourite technique and the one that got me hooked on heat embossing - Emboss Resist.

This technique isn't anything fancy or difficult, but I think that''s why I love it!  You don't need any special tools (beyond a heat gun) and you can create some lovely effects.

Here is my card...

As you can see, this card is pretty simple but I love the firey colours against the stark white background - it makes me happy!  I heat embossed the De-Vine background stamp in Opaque Bright White Super Fine powder and then grabbed my inks and got smudging!

Once I'd finished applying the inks, I took a dry tissue and 'polished' the image.  This removes any/all of the excess ink from the embossing powder, allowing the bright white to shine through and accentuate the contrast.

The sentiments were also embossed in Opaque Bright White Super Fine powder on the black card - I love the stark contrast and how true the white of this powder is - hands down my favourite white embossing powder - EVER.

Each month WOW! showcase one powder and one stamp set - this month the powder is Calypso Embossing Glitter and the stamp is the De-Vine background stamp.  I have a made a card for you guys using both if these - this was fun to make!!

For this card, first I die cut the circular 'windows' from the card front.  I then masked the edges of the card base to ensure that I was left with a white margin around the edge before I stamped the De-Vine background onto it and used the Calypso Embossing Glitter to emboss it.

The sentiments from the Collage stamp set were then embossed using the Earthtone Blueberry powder which has a lovely matt finish.  This, I thought, was a great contrast to the super sparkly Calypso glitter.

Although it's mostly hidden in this photograph - my fault, sorry! - the base of the butterfly has the De-Vine pattern embossed in Metallic Silver Super Fine to give a little interest to him as he hides under his vellum counterpart ;)

Thank you for all those who stayed with me throughout this longer-than-usual post - you're all troopers!  Now grab your stamps and embossing powders and get on and create something that showcases your favourite - whatever that may be!

See you next time!  :)

WOW! Supplies
Stamps:    De-Vine, Collage
Powders:  Opaque Bright White (S/F), Calypso Embossing Glitter, Earthone Blueberry, Metallic Silver (S/F)


  1. Both of fab creations and love the ombre look on first one, great colour choice. and love the vellum butterfly too!

  2. Oh Golly, Miss Molly!! I was stunned by the results of the first with it's perfect colour combos & as you say, the fantastic contrast....
    Then I scrolled down ~ another absolutely beautiful card with brilliant techniques to make the "windows" & depth with dimension. My suggestion to anyone is view this image in zoom thus showing yr butterfly to it's full, gorgeousness! I beg to differ regards no fancy techniques etc. It takes skill, patience & a talented eye to achieve both of these. I am really trying hard to keep more white space, particularly with cards. You have inspired me to persevere. With that & much more! Ty. C☺

  3. beautiful the first one, great color combo

  4. Nice creations,looks great


  5. Love the fiery colours too... Great technique, super cards!


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