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

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


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