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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Emboss It! {Scrapy Land Challenge}

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Hi, everyone! Waving enthusiastically from hot hot HOT, humid Central Florida!

It is time for the 2nd All-New Scrapy Land Challenge! The Challenge is open until September 28. The theme is ANY die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells AND must use embossing powder twist. Scrapy Land sells well over 40 manufacturers of dies, and most are at a great discount!

Dies sold by Scrapy Land used to create this card:

*Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant S4-270 (3 of the dies used)

*Spellbinders Octagons (for sentiment)

*Impression Obsession Border Duo Two (2 dies used)

*Impression Obsession Snowflakes

Inks and embossing powders were used to embellish each one of the layers.

VersaMark Ink smooshed on the surfaces of the die cuts is easy to apply. The embossing powder is perfect for covering up any mistakes!

It was difficult photographing this card because of the textures. Here is the actual soft coloring:

The Impression Obsession Snowflakes cut through a Planters Peanuts can liner - it is thinner than canned sodas, but heavier than most foils. The snowflakes were cut in half and pieced around the bow (ribbon is died with the same color ink "cool peri").

The following photo is dark, but showcases the difference in EP textures in the pennant versus the lace backgrounds. The formulas are shown further down in this post.


Before EP and After EP with Mica Powder on Border Die Cut:
boo-boo time confession:  originally I was going to highlight the ovals in the die cuts, but I could not control the shaking in my hand, causing blobs of color. The panel covered with EP also had those same blobs at the bottom left, but they are scarcely noticeable, even with this slightly semi-transparent EP on top!
Here is the difference between adding EP (bottom) and before the EP.
The bottom panel is 1 part clear EP with an equal part of white mica powder

and a touch of glitter.

Before EP and After EP with Glitter instead of Mica Powder on Fair Isle Pendant Die Cut:

Instead of Mica Powder, the panel on right was coated with  1 part of clear embossing powder 3/4 part glitter.

The scallop border is part of the Border Duo die which is 7.25" long.
It has been inked with the same color Cool Peri lavender dye-base ink,
smooshed with VersaMark Ink and embossed with 
the same EP formula as the pendants. 
I paper pierced just outside the two borders, using a plastic canvas piece as a guide.

The sentiment is from the Anna Griffin "Send a Celebration" sentiments set. It is heat embossed with SNS Concord Star EP:

I wish you could see the holographic prettiness embossed into these powder formulas!

Products Used:

  • Scrapy Land Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant S4-270
  • Scrapy Land Spellbinders Octagons (for sentiment)
  • Scrapy Land Impression Obsession Border Duo Two
  • Scrapy Land Impression Obsession Snowflakes
  • Anna Griffin Send a Celebration Sentiments
  • cardstock: white, purple, metallic lining from a peanut jar (snowflakes)
  • Embossing Powders: two white/clear EP formulas, and one SNS Concord Star detail EP.
  • Rhinestone flourishes (adhered with glue because the adhesive on them will not stick to EP very well)

Fun Challenges This Card is submitted to:

  1. NBUS - Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) #2 -  9/25 Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant S4-270 (3 of the dies used it is YEARS AND YEARS old and not ever been used) and Impression Obsession Border Duo Two (probably a year old and never used) and some white mica powder in an unopened jar mixed with the clear EP and glitter to create a unique EP color.
  2. 613 Avenue Create - #89 Anything Goes 9/19
  3. Crafting When We Can - #78 Christmas Come Early 9/26
  4. Paper Creator's Crafts - #29 Early Christmas 9/18
  5. Crafting at the Week-end - #5 Anything Goes 9/27
As always, thank you for stopping by! I hope everything is going well in your little part of the world!


Lady E said...

Stunning card Donna, so gorgeous!!!

Desire Fourie said...

WOW Donna this is just amazingly beautiful. Sparkling with a wonderful elegant and awesome attention to detail. Just adore that bow ensemble.
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McCrafty's Cards said...

Donna this is STUNNING!!!! I like every thing about it!!!
Kevin xx

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this card is so awesome!! I love the dies you used, and the colors are perfect, but I am amazed at what a difference the embossing can make!! Just beautiful!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and such amazing detail! Love the soft color you used!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Luscious layers of sparkle and softness! Very pretty Donna!

Paula said...

Donna, Donna, Donna. You have outdone even your talented self! This card is exquisite and you have given my brain (the creative side) some food for thought. I love the embossing on the die cuts, and am going to try it as soon as I can.

Olga said...

how interesting!!!! I'm gonna check this site out, I love your card........

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Donna such a dazzling card-- Look at the shimmer and shine-- love it to bits!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! This is stunning, Donna! Beautiful card and I love the embossing!

Anne Temple said...

WOW! This is stunning! Love all the how-to photos and before/after photos. I bet this is even more stunning in person.

jimlynn said...

Stunning card and a great tutorial on how you made it Donna! Love, love, love those gorgeous colors and all the details.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Donna....I love it all. hugs, Pat K x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Very elegant n beautiful card ! I loved the layering of diecuts n the lovely shimmer they have :)

Sarah said...

So beautiful Donna, love the sparkle you have achieved xx

April said...

A super beautiful card! Just love it! xo

Darnell J Knauss said...

If we had a red carpet for cards in Blogland (hey, there's an idea!), your card would be in the running for the best dressed and the most stunning jewelry to go with it!! That's what this amazing work of art reminds me of, Donna!!

Thank you for the details of how you did it. It never occurred to me to emboss my die cuts like that and I love the idea! And thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! I know we've been following each other since July when I introduced you and I'm delighted to see you back using that NBUS and linking up!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Fab card.

I love the new look of your blog.

Hope you are having a nice week.

Lisa said...

Wow, Donna, this is absolutely stunning!! The layers are so pretty!! I love the amazing shimmer and shine!! This is so elegant and beautiful!! I could just stare at it all day!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

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Brenda said...

another hit out of the ballpark!!! Just gorgeous :) love all the beautiful layers and the glittery goodness. What a clever girl you are with the Planter's liner!!! I'll have to grab some the next time hubby opens up one :)

cotnob said...

This is absolutely stunning Donna, I love all of your die cut details and beautiful soft colours. Such a wonderful design and beautifully embellished. I really must make more use of my dies!

Sue said...

This is stunning Donna. The way you have used the dies is amazing, your design is elegant and very beautiful. I love the delicate colours and wonderful sparkle.
I am always so inspired by your creations, thank you.
hugs Sue xx

Edie said...

Absolutely beautiful! The structure of this card is outstanding. Looks like you spent a lot of time on this wonderful creation. Please come back again and share more of your creations with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Debi said...

Wonderful! Your creations are always so beautiful. Love it!
Hugs, Debi

pam said...

Hi Donna, well what can I say..amazing creation, love your die work, beautiful colours, embellishments and that sparkle...stunning!!!!
big hugs pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous and so elegant with this look you achieved with all those beautiful dies and the glitter you added. Absolutely stunning design!

Shea said...

Wait, did you say "peanut can liner?" Seriously? How on earth do you come up with these GENIUS ways to use what most of us would consider "recyclables?" (A polite word for trash.) You are easily the most creative soul I know. I wouldn't in a gozillion years think of using a peanut can liner to punch such elegant snowflakes. The rest of this card is equally as exquisite and showcases those snowflakes to perfection. Darling, you have outdone yourself. Lavender, silver and white with the added bonus of sparkles and rhinestones equals BRILLIANTLY GORGEOUS. Peanut can liner...who knew? Hugs sweetie!!

Stampsnob said...

Read every word to know you are using EP and remembering the play dates with the house rule NO GLITTER Your card is magical .............Lis

NanaConnie said...

Oh, good Heaven's to Betsy, Donna! I love each and every one of those die cuts and since I don't own a single one of them, I feel a shopping spree coming on. This is so incredible! Glad to see glitter and sparkle again. Love the gentle coloring on those edges -- how elegant.

Charlene Mitchell said...

omgoodness Donna - this is stunning! The EP is stunning along with your bits of glitter and no-one would ever know it was to cover unwanted blobs of ink! Gorgeous from top to bottom and thanks for sharing the details!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

So much sparkle and bling, but so tasteful at the same time. You really did take this challenge to the maximum. The colors are gorgeous and that bow with the snowflakes is so pretty. An all around beauty! Your personality is written all over it!

Robin said...

Absolutely stunning! The pendant is so gorgeous and if you had not confessed your boo boo I would never have known. This is just so very elegant and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Helen F. said...

Love your elegant card, Donna.
The sparkle and flourish of gems among all of those beautiful shapes is really an awesome design

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
was für eine wundervolle Karte. Du hast so viele Details in der Karte. Es ist eine Freude sie alle zu entdecken. Bling Bling darf natürlich nicht fehlen. Die Stanzteile hast du hervorragend kombiniert. Eine sehr beeindruckende Arbeit. Ich bin begeistert. Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

Jane Savage said...

Superb use of dies, Donna and gorgeous colours (purple…hmmm my fave)! Your handmade embellishment is sooo creative and sooo beautiful! Wow!
By the way I love that waving person! Made be smile! xx

Eret said...

Exquisite card, Donna. All the embossing with your own mixes is stunning. Love the colors and beautiful embellishments. Your can liner snowflakes are fantastic. Totally amazing card!

Leslie Miller said...

No blobs or boo boos here! I see nothing but awesomeness! Love these pretty soft colors and subtle sparkle for your gorgeous Christmas card, and very cool that you cut the snowflake from metal. I'll have to try that sometime. I never cease to marvel at how you can make a single card so full of special touches and parts, yet it never looks like too much. Always just right. You're a master, Donna!

Becky said...

Another beautiful card. I didn't know you could mix embossing powder with glitter or mica (I'm assuming something like pearl-ex?). I will have to give it a try. I have a ton of pearl-ex. Let me know if this isn't correct. I always feel like a mad scientist when it's time to experiment. Bwah hah hah....

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is such an elegant Xmas card, Donna!!! Love the dies and the glitter and soft colours!! Your snowflake looks great!!! And I would never have guessed that you have boo-boo's on your card!!! Lovely, Donna!!!

Have a super day!!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so beautiful! And thank you for the step by step tutorial of how you created this beauty!

cotnob said...

Hi Donna, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning love beautiful dies and all the bling and embellishments
Carol x

Raechelle Bellus said...

This is gorgeous!!! All the layers, colors and details are amazing. Beautifully done.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant Donna.
Gr Karin

MaryH said...

Simply stunning, everything you did on this beautiful card. I was smiling as I looked at the recipe, thinking "I've got that one". It's been a while since I saw the S/B Fair Isle used & never so lovely as what you've done with it on this awesome card. Loved the way you've combined the dies to create such a sparkly effect, and I truly appreciate the time you spent in detailing the instructions. This is simply marvelous Miss D. Love, Love it! TFS & Hugs. HOpe I can find time to play along at Scrappy Land again.

Chana said...

Beautifully crafted! Thanks so much for playing dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner

Chana said...

Your project is featured on our Facebook page today.
Stop by and say hello!

Chana said...

Oop, forgot to tell you where:

Chana Malkah, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this gorgeous Christmas creation, Donna! The layers and textures are divine with your icy crystals!

Janis said...

Donna, Donna, Donna......this is SPECTACULAR!!!! Absolutely exquisite!!! When I grow up, I want to make cards like you!!!! I am in awe.

To add icing to your lovely card, this post is nothing short of a week's worth of card technique lessons to me.
<3 J

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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna stunning card, what a lucky person to receive such beauty for Christmas ! I love the soft colours around the edges of the die cuts and your amazing bow! I hope you are doing well, thanks for the inspiration :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

nwilliams6 said...

A lot of beautiful work here Donna. So many details and so much effort. The result is amazing - so full of beautiful details and lovely colors. Elegant and wonderful. Hugz!

Karen Rankin said...

A really elegant card, I love the mono effect, I would be over the moon to receive this as a christmas card. Thanks for entering at CWWC challenge, wishing you the best of luck.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is gorgeous Donna !!!! The colors , the design are perfect together !!! I have missed visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful creations !!! I hope everything is going wonderful !!!!
Sending you a huge hug ,

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Donna what a gorgious elegant card I really love it, great details and great design!!


aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful card with beautiful colour this die/s and sentiment...just gorgeous as always.xx.xx
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verybellemakes said...

Such an elegant card! Thank you for joining the Crafting At The Weekend challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours and the elegant look. Thank you for posting the tutorial on how you put it together.
Hugs! xx

Patricia Chalas said...

That is a beautiful card ... the delicate of every detail and the colors.....

Benzi said...

Oh, wow!!! DE, you make the best cards. I must now save my Planters peanut liners and I have one in my pantry now. Gorgeous use of dies, powders, etc. and the snowflake and swirls are fabulous.

Karenladd said...

Donna, this card is like a beautiful piece of jewelry! The detailed die cuts and layering, and the rhinestones make it sparkle and shine!

Tajanna said...

Amazing card with beautiful details:) Thank you for visit my blog:) Greetings from Poland!

Sue said...

So beautiful. Love all the lacy looking embossing. The bling is perfect. And the soft orchid and white looks stunning. Beautiful work, Donna.



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