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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Drunken Stampers Challenge #155 - Embossing!

Hello Everyone... Yes, it's that time again... Drunken Stamper's Challenge #155 - THING - Embossing (dry or heat embossing). I chose dry embossing because I have an entire collection of embossing folders that I just never seem to use... AND even though it's December 21st I am kind of tired of making Christmas cards so I thought I would make an uplifting, happy card for someone in my life who is facing some pretty big challenges right now. And I thought if I'm making one card I might as well make three cards....Grin... so here they are ONE embossing folder and Three cards all featuring my very favorite Unity Stamps by Phyllis Harris:


I used the sunburst from my stash of Tim Holtz embossing folders and some generic orange card stock and then I gently rubbed the embossed image with several complimentary shades of yellow ocre, rust and beige pigment inks to really bring out the embossing.

I stamped all my images on 140lbs watercolor paper using waterproof Archival ink and then painted them using a really light hand.... I just love the effect don't you? 

I cut out my painted images and layered them over the embossed cardstock using foam pop dots to give them dimension.  I matted two of the embossed cards and added the leaves and flowers cut from a piece of unknown pattered paper in my stash.


And of course I added stickles to accent the flowers and sunburst and liquid glass to finish it off and even some doodling on a few of the sunburts. 

I love these images by Phyllis Harris... they make my heart feel lighter just looking at them... I used to be that girl with the pigtails on the swing with my head thrown so far back I felt like I was upside down.... happy sigh...
So why not pop on over to the Drunken Stampers Lounge to see what my fellow design team-mates created this week and maybe you want to add an embossed card to the challenge (you have until the 26th) for a chance to win the coveted "I was the Life of the Party" Blinky for your blog!

And please do leave me a comment if you feel inclined (smile) I love hearing from you!
Cheers
Scrapbook Lynne




11 comments:

  1. All your cards are fabulous, it would be such an awesome set of cards for a gift. You have a lot of techniques going on and most I have never tried you made them look effortless. cute images and all that fussy cutting.

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  2. Woo hoo! A 3-in-1 post! Love all of these cards, Lynne! The images are beautifully painted, and love each design of the cards!

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  3. Man I love those stamps!! Great Job Lynne very light and airy indeed .. I used to be that girl too..

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  4. Yowzer these are awesome! That embossing folder might have been designed with these cards in mind -- and your colouring, fussy-cutting and embellishing are terrific, Lynne!

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  5. Beautiful cards Lynne! I love how you highlight different ways to use the same folder. Yep, I am adding that one to my wish list now :)

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  6. I love these fresh and colourful creations Lynne and phew....not a snowflake in sight!
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  7. Lynne, I love all your cards! They make me feel happy and free! Four cards in one post is amazing! The sun ray folders you used on three of them is awesome. I only have it in the ATC size...guess what I'll have to get! The stamps are something else I'll have to find! And Stickles always make any card more fun!

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  8. Oh, Lynne--Just LOVE the colors!!! Love the fabulous sunburst embossing!! The happy, sunny themes are soo refreshing! Thank you for sharing! XOXO-Shari

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  9. Ooops I accidentaly deleted this comment from Jessi Foga: (SOOOOORRREEE Jessi!)

    OHHHH! Lynne these are all stunning - the light painting is so perfect for those airy images, and there is just such JOY in every one. LOVE them. Merry Christmas!!

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  10. These would lift anyone's spirits! I was first taken with how you used embossing to simulate wind...I live in a very windy place and I am frank to say I never thought of using the stencil that way. Brilliant move number 1. The colors are happy and cheery and now I'm going to have to go look for the damn stamps because I too, was the girl in the pigtails (or curls in my case, but close enough!). Merry Christmas! I'm gonna go look around some more!

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  11. Dear Sara, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments, and I know You will Love Phyllis Harris' stamps...

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