Saturday, October 13, 2012

Heat Embossing at the OSCC

Welcome to Saturday! We are back on track at One Stop Craft Challenge with some amazing new Design Team members. Thanks for waiting for us during the mini break while we regrouped. This week we are sponsored by the FABULOUS A Day for Daisies with a heat embossing challenge. I love ADFD images, they are so whimsical and fun to color. I was thrilled to play with Butterfly Fairy for my card. I hope you join us this week in the Embossing Challenge. I heat embossed my image on vellum and layered over a panel I'd used the shaving cream technique on. If you look closely you'll see my black and white background piece is double embossed. I inked my embossing folder with Versamark, ran my white cardstock through and then piled on black embossing powder. It gives a bit grungier look than the typical crisp lines from just one embossing technique.

I pulled inspiration from several other challenges too, please check out the links and join in their fun as well.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

TIP: The easiest way to add impact to your cards, is pile on the layers and give them some ‘pop’. This is super easy to do, especially with winged images. Add a mini pop up or glue dot behind the wings and your card is ready to take flight.
I’m pretty good at Copic coloring and using layers for oomph.
I fussy cut 3 fairies to create my dimensional girl. 
I think my card is indeed smothered with crafty goodness, maybe a bit TOO much. 
365 Cards Day 166 ~ Squared I have layers and layers of squares 
365 Cards Day 183 ~ Pick-a-Pattern (I used Polka Dots and Toile)
365 Cards Day 223 ~ Double the Fun (double up on at least 3 items)
1) Doubled up embossing with dry and wet; 2) Doubled up on stamping with a digi and rubber; 3) Doubled up on layers with each panel having 2 layers

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Butterfly Fairy Thinking of You 
Stamps: Butterfly Fairy (A Day for Daisies), verse from Stampin Up 
Paper SU (Whisper White, Basic Black),DSP, Vellum
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Skin: E50, 21, R20, B05 (eye); Dress: R37, 46, 59, 83, 85, RV69; Hair: V000, 01, 15; Wings: RV00, R85, 110), SU Reinkers (for shaving cream technique)
Accessories: Silver Cording, EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch, Stickles, misc Sticker, Liquid Pearls
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Shaving Cream


  1. Loving all the beautiful layers on your fantastic card. Happy to have you with us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  2. Your close up pictures are wonderful and I love how you layered your colored image. Her wings are divine ;) and your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Things with Wings challenge.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

  3. I love the diminsion of your card. The layering really does add impact to a card. Gorgeous job! Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Beautiful card love all the embossing too! Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time for our Things with Wings Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Wowee, she's stunning! Incredible layering (also a fantastic tip) and I'm loving the embossed layer on the inside too. A very classy design you chose! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  6. This is just gorgeous! I love the colors, how you popped her up and the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Beautiful card and I very much like the embossing! You use a nice image.
    Hugs :-))

  8. This is a wonderful card, I love your colour combo and image, but it's so nice to see heat embossing on a card it's just too long since I've used mine I must get mine out. Wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  9. Hey Cat - great card!! Love all the layers - wonderful effect!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!
    Sally SSW-DT

  10. Wow, what an amazing card. I love how you popped up the layers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  11. wowza....fabulous card chickie...lovin all that scrumptious detail...and 3D! awesome take on the sketch, too!

  12. Wow - spectacular card Cat! Such a dramatic look and so rich with details. Truly beautiful. So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  13. Ooooo, how gorgeous! Love all the yummy dimension you have on your card! The inside is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.



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