April 30, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Emboss It

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  This weeks Bloggers Challenge Theme is Emboss It!  Simple Embossing, Dry Embossing, Embossing Techniques, Embossing Folders, you get the idea, anything embossed.

I went the route of Simple Embossing.  I stamped the wonderful White Rabbit Collage from the Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage plate in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, then quickly poured on Black Embossing Powder and heat set.  I embossed my image for several reasons, I wanted to use the Antiqued Glimmers Technique, and add color to my images.  When using the Antiqued Glimmer Technique, I've found it much easier if my image is already stamped, than adding it after the technique has dried.  Sometimes the image doesn't stamp clearly over the dried Glimmer Mist.  I added color using an H20 Brush and Ranger Distress Inks.  Then went back with an Ink Blending Tool and covered my entire project with Old Paper Ink.
I also added the Antiqued Glimmers to the pattern paper, then added the sentiments with a SAMJ.  All the edges of the card stock are distressed using the Distrezz-It-All.  I'm loving this little machine!  While creating me card, DH asked if I was building a house, as he couldn't figure out what was going on in the studio.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage
Ink - Black Archival, Ranger Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Barn Red, Crushed Olive, Corduroy
Card Stock - Ruby Red, Black, Vanilla
Other - Distrezz-it-All, H20 Brush, Glimmer Mist, Ink Blending Tool, Black Pearls, Dimensionals, Pattern Paper - Donna Salazar

Looking for more Embossing inspiration?  Click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.  Want to play along?  Just leave me a link to your project in the comments section.

Have a great weekend!

30 comments :

Erin Smetak said...

I am loving that white rabbit! What a cute card! The shape of it reminds me of a playing card! Awesome job!

jan said...

Awesome card Lisa!! The distress, the stamp set and how you put it all together! In this busy day, with our multiple roles, we all need some "I'm late" cards!!! :)

Tami Black said...

There is so much to love about this card -- the distressing is perfect for the image and I love how you colored his jacket! Fabulous card!

Lisa said...

Great card, Lisa! Love every part of it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh GREAT card - love that image! Beautiful balance of every detail Lisa!

Terry said...

Just love these cards! Such a fun set and I do believe I will have to add this set to my collection! You talked me into it!!!

Selene Kempton said...

Fantastic! Makes me think of Alice in wonderland! Fantastic!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I love this card-I love that great image- perfect colors and balance to the card, and the distressing adds the perfect touch. .

Patti Chesky said...

The focal image looks like a playing card. So cool!

Ida P. Krause said...

Lisa this may well be one of my favorite cards of yours. I love the image and how you distressed it with the tool and the inks. It's just a fun and fabulous card.

Basement Stamper said...

Oh, the distressing rocks!!! Very cool design of it.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I do luv him! And the distressing is just so perfect, how kewl!

Alex said...

What a fabulous card Lisa, I love that rabbit and the distressing gives this a wonderful vintage feel - toally gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

BarbaraW said...

Awesome card, Lisa. Great combination of techniques, colors, and image. You're the best!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is gorgeous, Lisa, beautifully created.

GCgirl said...

This card is so cool! You did a great combination of techniques--thanks for sharing all the details :-)

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the distressing! I had to check out that little machine...too cool! The antiqued glimmer tech is fabulous!

Katherine said...

I love how the piece looks like it's an "old antique" already. Love it!

Nikki Bond said...

Very vintage looking...such a classic image! {SMILES}

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very nice card. I love the vintage look and the saying I'm Late!. Should be my mantra!!

Lori said...

Fabulous, Lisa! Love the combination of techniques you used.

Connie said...

Wonderful images...love the greeting on here! Grea job as usual!

Heidi Hihn said...

I love this image!! Your card is wonderful!

Connie Paxman said...

I love I'm...late..I'm late...
The technique stamp are georgous...
Thanks for the challenge..still waiting for my stamps.
connie paxman

Melisa Waldorf said...

OH wow!! This is fabulous!!

njburk said...

Lisa--Love your rabbit--I've GOT to get this stamp--I"m in another Altered RR group and one of the books coming to me is on the Alice theme.
Great project! Nola

Jane Bosi said...

Awesome! You've really been tempting me with this set!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fabulous card Lisa! I love this image and what you've done with it! This rabbit could certainly be my mascot lately...lol! :D

Suzanne C said...

Love the worn vintage look and feel. So your distresser is working beautifully. Fantastic card!

Barbara said...

What a fun image...it looks great but bet it looks even better in real life! The distressed background looks fabulous with that simple embossed image.

 
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