Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fluttering with Textures...

Hey everyone!

***PLEASE scroll DOWN for a Greeting Farm post and ANOTHER Little Paper Shop Post....THANKS It's a busy day today but I sure do love when you stop by!***

We have an AWESOME Challenge today over at the Die Cuts R Us Design Team blog... and one that you'll see is right up my alley!

This week's challenge involves EMBOSSING....and I think we ALL know it's one of my fave techniques! I just love the added texture and visual interest that embossing adds to my paper crafting projects. Do you feel the same?

The lovely and talented (and newly announced preggers...congrats!) GWEN HESSON issued the DT girls at DCRU a Challenge to EMBOSS IT!

Well, I had a blast making this card using the August Kit of the Month from UNITY STAMPS. LOVE these stamps...LOVE the whimsical, fresh, and funky design that is like a breath of fresh air in this industry! LOVE that it pushes me out of my comfort zone to create. I know it sounds silly, but I really feel like Unity is making me a better stamper, which is something I want to continue to aspire to!I embossed the sentiment using White craft ink (pigment ink) and then clear irridescent embossing powder from Joann. I also got out my Cuttlebug embossing folder to DRY emboss the swirls underneath the cut out heart. Check out the DCRU STORE for a wonderful array of products that will add plenty of texture and flair to your projects, too. There are a ton of new products in the store arriving all the time, so be sure to check them out!

Even my Martha Stewart punch has a little embossing above the zig-zags.

What's your seal of approval? Stamp it out with our new "EMBOSS IT"Challenge over at Die Cuts R Us...we'd love to see what you can do!

12 comments:

Ann Kranitz said...

love these colors

kim-paperbabe said...

Ooooh funky!!! Love that heart it just sparkles and fantastic dimension, it looks like it would fly of that card! Great texture! HuGs Kim :)

Randi said...

Stunning card Jess!! Beautiful, vibrant colors! That winged heart from Unity is amazing!! I LOVE how you colored it!
Your layouts blow me away!

Kellylouj said...

A beautiful card xx

Sparkle said...

This is really pretty. I love the colors you picked.

Elena said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, Jessica! I love the way how you embossed the heart!

Danni said...

Fun card!

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful Jess. Love that heart and your colors are superb. Beautiful.

3 more days!!!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

After holding out FOREVER, you've finally broken my resolve and I just bought my first Unity KOTM!!! Plus, I got the buy one get one free special on two other sets, which is a special today. Yikes!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Cute cute CUTE!!

AJ said...

cute stuff Jess- you are a crazy stamping machine!! :)

Crayola58 said...

Jessica, I loved Gwen's challenge to use...Paints, embossers, chalks, pens, stamps, inks, glitter, ... Your red heart really pops on your card.
Carole DCRU DT