Monday, November 29, 2010

PP26 Embossing Challenge


The baby is sleeping, the cat is snoring (really!) and we are all wheezing and sneezing…it wasn’t a good weekend in the Pugliese household!  So not much stamping or posting for me.  I did have a chance last night to play the Paper Players challenge 26 which is:

Jaydee's Paper Players Plus Challenge Nov 28

I had an idea for this in my head all morning at church, which was to make a pin using silver embossing powder and the Faux Metal technique……emboss a piece of cardstock three times with Versamark ink and your choice of embossing powder; at the last second after the third heating, press your stamp of choice into the still-warm powder and it makes a cool impression!  I thought the circular element from Artistic Etchings would be fun, especially with an Antique brad in the center.  I was going along okay until I decided to add some Gold Glory ink along the edges; then I thought I should probably emboss that with some clear EP so the GG wouldn’t smudge off.  I lost most of my impression then!  So I veered in another direction and just used it to make a sympathy card…..and added some gold embossing to the edge of the vellum piece I used on top:


I kept wanting to add a ribbon or bow or something, but since the colors are so masculine, I resisted!!  Here’s a detail of the actual element:


I added a scallop of Sahara Sand which was distressed with Craft White ink and some more Gold Encore ink.  It’s pretty heavy as cards go, as there are several layers of cardstock making up the emblem----remember I was going to make it into a pin!!!  I’ll pay for that when mailing time comes!  I love how the gold EP matches the Elegant Soiree DP so well.  I also embossed the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in gold.  You should check out the samples from all the Paper Players----they have some lovely things there and you can play along too!

I wanted to share a couple RAKS I got!  This is from my friend Penny, who made a lovely Thanksgiving easel card:


and a sweet little “package” from my friend Carol, received at the little stamping outing I attended two Saturdays ago:


and look what’s inside:


YUMM-O!!!  Thanks, Carol!!!  So far I have resisted the temptation to eat it because it looks so sweet, I don’t want to mess it up!!  And finally, a little pic to give you a giggle:


Already she’s giving us razzberries!!!!  Enjoy your day!


mudmaven said...

OMG - she is just the cutest thing! DH and I are enjoying the gifts from our grandchildren this TG - sneezing, wheezing, coughing - you get the picture! They may be small, but their germs certainly aren't! Love the embossing - must give that a try! ~chris

Our Little Inspirations said...

I've never tried that technique yet, but it sounds like fun, and your card turned out great! I'm so glad you liked the matchbook - I really enjoy making them too!
That lil Cassidy is really developing quite a personality isn't she? TOO CUTE!

Sylvia said...

Cards are wonderful, LeAnne, but the beauty is the last picture! Grandchildren are great!

Nance said...

Oooooh, ahhhh...that sounds like a cool technique! Love your medallion /pin in the silver and all the gold edging. Looks so rich! And isn't that the cutest pic ever? I hop eyou blew her a raspberry right back! ;-)

Elise said...

That BABY! Picture is worth 1,000 giggles, now doubt! {So, darling!!!} That gorgeous hunk of created FAUX wonderful technique and EVERYTHING! GREAT CARD, LeAnne! Amidst all that SNORING and sneezing, you kicked out some paper craft like THIS - YOU are DA wo-man!

Vicki C said...

Hey.. thanks for coming by! loved seeing your beautiful creations.. and oh...that baby... ADORABLE!

Juanita said...

Nice save on the medallion!

Shelley Germann said...

Wow! I wouldn't have guessed that medallion was embossed. It's awesome! Lovin' the little one! The pictures are so precious. I had to smile seeing with her raspberry face!

Anne Marie said...

LeAnne, this is beautiful! Such a great embossing technique and the addition of the vintage brad is stunning. Not nearly as stunning as your happy, little grandbaby, though! She is a cutie, for sure! :)

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous card, LeAnne! I love the faux metal technique. And Cassidy is just cute as a button! What a sweetie!

penniem said...

Oh, my gosh LeAnne - this is just too cute! I am talking about Cassidy, you know, right?

Linda Callahan said...

I have never heard of that embossing technique - amazing results! So elegant! And that baby......well maybe not so elegant today but cute as cute can be - she is so adorable! Like a little pixie! Hope you are all feeling better!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I think that medallion is stunning, LeAnne! The impression is awesome! (I love you, Baby Kassidy!)