Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 14: Birthday Resist Embossing

Happy Wednesday Scrappers & Crafters...you know that this means..yup another weekly challenge from The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog.

I have to tell you this weeks challenge is a great one and I was really excited to make my card. In addition to creating a birthday card the twist is that you need to use resist embossing. Now for those of you who don't know what that is or how to do it...you can easily find tutorials on You Tube. I had planned on making one of my own for this posting but ran out of time this weekend...but watch out for some upcoming tutorial videos I am working on : )

Here is my take on this weeks challenge.........
This is the first time I have used resist embossing on a card..I normally do this on my LO's but I love how it turned out.
I used the Fiskars Elegant Vine stamp & some Perfect Medium by Ranger. After stamping the image sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the stamped image then used my heat tool. After the image cooled down I inked the image with some Tim Holtz Distress Inks...distressed the edges and voila!! 
I followed the same steps as above for the butterfly from Studio 112 but this time added some Honeydew twine from The Twinery. I really like how this turned out...such a great technique and looks so cool when you see it in person. The images really pop when you use white card stock as well.
For my stamped sentiment I used a wooden stamp given to me by my MIL...I can't give props to the company as there isn't a name to be found anywhere on it. I ran some vintage pink trim along the bottom edge of the card to sort of soften it up a bit.
I stamped the same butterfly from the front on the inside to carry the theme throughout the card....LOVE this stamp...which I found in the clearance bin at JoAnn's I might add : )
After adding more of the pink trim & Honeydew twine I distressed the edges and used a Tim Holtz staple. 

Now for some inspiration from my amazing & creative Design Team members....

Joan aka Sassy 

Guest DT Members........

Our awesome sponsor for this week's challenge is none other than my fellow DT member Sarah from My Little Somethings.
 Sarah is graciously offering up a grab bag of crafting supplies valued at a minimum of $15. This prize is available only to US residents due to the cost of international shipping so if a resident outside of the US wins this week's challenge, they will receive digi images as their prize. Please be sure to stop by Sarah's blog and give her some love...she's awesome for sponsoring us this week!!!

Now that you have been inspired by the cards from my fellow DT members and from mine...head on into your creative space & don't forget to stop by the Perfect Sentiments Challenge blog to check out all of the details surrounding this week's challenge here.

Using the resist embossing technique is such a fun and creative way to jazz up your cards, LO's or any other type of scrappy project you may be working on. You can even use this technique on patterned paper or paper with text on it...just imagine how cool it would look to see those images on your final project. 

I want to take a moment and thank all of you for the kind words & comments you have left me...they really do mean a lot to me and I appreciate each and every one of them. 

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post (I will have the vintage photo frame up on Thursday...I promise this time).

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
core-dinations Foundations card stock-Sandstone
Colorbok-Rosewood pattern pack
Studio 112-Butterfly clear stamp
Fiskars-Elegant Vine clear stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Festive Berries
Perfect Medium
CTMH-clear embossing powder
The Twinery-Honeydew twine
Vintage Pink Trim-from an estate sale
Tim Holtz idea-ology staples


  1. love all the elements on this very nice.

  2. Wonderful card, Abby! The embossing looks beautiful. :)


  3. Can we say "stunning!!!" Colors, technique, material.....all blended together to create a card of beauty!!

  4. I love it!! Good thing it won't go to waste, since in March someone (me) has a birthday...lol ;P..

    The embossing is gorgeous, and the color choices compliment each other so well.

  5. I love the vintage effect and the colors. Awesome card.

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  6. wonderful job showcasing this technique Abby!

  7. So beautiful. Love the gold embossing and your layout.


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