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Friday, January 2, 2009

Triple New Year Challenge

I'm up to my elbows in a giant "to do" list before work starts up again on Monday, and at the top of the list is making and sending thank you notes for all the fabulous Christmas gifts we received. Good think that fits the bill of the No Time to Stamp challenge. The Stamp Something challenge for this week was to use something new, so I broke open my new black embossing powder to make this card.

To emboss, you simply stamp your image in Versamark (look for an open image if you want to go back and color it), liberally pour your embossing powder over it, tap the excess off onto a spare piece of paper (so you can funnel it back into the container), and then zap your image with the SU! Heat Tool for a minute or two until the powder melts and turns shiny. That's it, super easy with outstanding results.

I did my image on watercolor paper so I could go back and use my markers to outline the inside of the berry (Rose Red and Pretty in Pink) and leaves (Old Olive), and then used my Aqua Painter to blend it in. Cutting the image out was the trickiest part...

The color inspiration of Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Whisper White came from Kristina Werner's challenge. Thanks for looking, and Happy New Year!!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a gorgeous thank you card -- just love it -- I love your black embossed image -- embossing does dress things up so -- love your colors, too!!! SO glad you could play -- thanks so much!!!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, love the rich colors!

Erin... said...

Pretty card! Love the embossing and paper piercing!! Thanks for joining our challenge:)