Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday with Simon Says Stamps Embossing Challenge

Hello everyone!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today I am posting a fun project that I created yesterday for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. This weeks challenge is to create a project that contains some type of embossing.

For my card, I tried a technique that I had never used before. I have used texture paste on white card stock but have never used it on colored card stock. I chose to use a Memory Box stencil, some embossing paste and glitter over the paste for my background.

I then layered a vellum doily over it. (Please excuse the adhesive lines. Once I stuck it down I couldn't get it back up without ripping!) My next step was to adhere a piece of patterned paper that had been die cut into a square with a star in the center. I used foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.

The sentiment was stamped, heat embossed, and layered over the square.

I then die cut some stars out of white embossed paper and red card stock. I layered them randomly around the card.

My last step was to adhere gold star sequins randomly around the rest of the card. With the exception of the two on the sentiment, I just took a bunch of stars in my fingertips and let them fall where they went. I then used glossy accents to adhere them to the card. I LOVE how this came out!!

I would change two things, though. First, I think I would try to get some glitter gold embossing powder instead of using glitter. The glitter adhered but  is falling off in some places. Second, I would not have the tape lines in the middle of the star. That bugs me to no end!!

Again, I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful day!!



Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Nora! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! Very kind! I'm glad you like me creations ;)
So I thought I'd hop over to see who's behind the lovely comment and found a gold dust! I love your card! This is one brilliant design! I like the coloured base too ;)
Ingrid xx

Virginia Lu said...

Wow wow wow, Nora! I love the glittery embossing paste that you did! Gorgeous design and attentions to details! The layering and elements are SUPERB! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Susanne Vargas said...

Totally love your card! Stars always make me happy but all the elements look so cool together!

Wishcraft said...

Fab colours and design, gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lee-Anne said...

Nora, what a stunning design! Love the gold and how you've layered everything! Simply gorgeous!

Taunya Butler said...

OMGorgeous!!! WOW - love this card!! Those embossed dots, the color, the stars - It all just comes together to make this amazingly gorgeous card!!

Anita in France said...

This is magical, Nora ... the glittery polka dot texture, those cascading stars and the delicate vellum doily ... so celebratory! Anita :)