Friday, March 13, 2015

mission EMBOSS-ible?! :)

yep, that's the title of this week's brand new prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and yes, sadly, i am the one responsible for the pun... and proud of it, lol! but the brilliant idea-- which is to make holiday cards which feature wet or dry embossing-- comes from our lovely and talented guest star steph c, so i hope you'll check it out and leave her some love while you're over there! meanwhile, here's my card:

patterned paper: pebbles, dcwv, basic grey, gcd; aqua blue cardstock: dcwv (embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots e/f); glossy white cardstock: paper accents; plain chipboard letters: basic grey (painted with pearl white craft paint, stamped with hero arts damask background and embossed with psx powder; felt snowflake and scallop scissors: michaels; metal snowflake: making memories; brad: october afternoon; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i was planning to dry emboss my painted chipboard letters and heat emboss the cardstock oval, but when i found that cool hero arts damask cling stamp i thought how fab it would look on the letters, so i changed my mind. i deliberately used some inexpensive textured cardstock with a white core in my swiss dots embossing folder so that when i sanded it the dots would look a bit like snow. i've actually got a third embossed element here, but it's a bit of a cheat: the ancient red GCD background has a sort of plastic-like texture on it, and the little asterisks (or snowflakes?!) are lightly textured; i suppose technically they are de-bossed rather than em-bossed, but they still look pretty cool, i think.

i started out using leslie's latest crooked stamper sketch challenge (#2) again, but sort of veered off in another direction when i added in the horizontal band. it's a great sketch, however, and there's still plenty of time for you to play, so i figure i might as well remind you what it looks like, eh?

speaking of things i know you'd like to see, we've got twice as many stephanies as usual at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this fortnight, and both of them have made gorgeous holiday cards for you to enjoy. why not hop over and see those right now?! ♥


  1. Looking at one of your cards is like a big gift is smacking you in the face over and over again - in a good way! <3 A pun-inspired challenge? Well now I HAVE to carve out time to play. ;) True story that I think you'll find amusing... I keep watch the list of google search terms that are directing people to my site and the other day I noticed one of the terms was "Damsel in Distress Puns". Hahaha - I guess I like puns too much.

  2. Okay, I groaned when I saw the title of your post, but really it is a brilliant pun. Great card, love the sanded dots.

  3. Sigh, such a lovely card!!!!

  4. This is just gorgeous! Love that damask stamp on the letters!

  5. Gorgeous card Lauren, love your damask stamped letters and all your lovely embossing!


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