Before I share my project with you, I have some amazing news to tell you! I was incredibly honoured to be chosen as one of the Pinworthy mentions at A Vintage Journey for their 'Special Numbers' challenge! (Click here for a link to my 'You're The One' postcard in case you missed it.) Thanks so much to Brenda and the team at A Vintage Journey for choosing my project and congratulations as well to the other 'Pinworthies', Suzz and Nicole, and a great big hand to Pamellia for her incredible winning entry. If you haven't joined in with any challenges at A Vintage Journey, I encourage you to give them a try and to follow this wonderful blog for endless inspirations that celebrate the style of Tim Holtz.
So, in amongst power outages, I managed to get another Christmas card made to link up with the Jingle Belles current challenge which is 'Mission EMBOSS-ible'! Cue the Mission Impossible music:
and mental images of Peter Graves accepting the current mission and tape recordings going up in smoke LOL! (For you young 'uns who have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a link to TV.com where you can see episodes from the original TV series: http://www.tv.com/shows/mission-impossible/ :O)
As the name of the challenge implies, we were to make a Christmas card using either dry embossing or heat embossing or both and so I decided to embrace the challenge whole-heartedly and embossed each and every surface that I added to my card (other than the brads in the centers of the poinsettias that is!).
I used the Tim Holtz 'Tattered Poinsettia' die and dry embossed the flower in the back with a Spellbinders 'Circles' Impressabilities die before overstamping it with a musical score stamp.
The poinsettia in the foreground was stamped alternately with a script background stamp and the same musical score stamp and all of the stamped images were heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sprig of greenery (die cut with Tim Holtz's 'Holiday Greens' die set) peeking out from behind the poinsettias was also heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I then dry embossed a frame using Tim Holtz's 'Distressed Frame' Texture Fades folder and heat embossed the edge of the frame with some Stampendous 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder.
The sentiment was die cut from some scrapbooking paper using Tim Holtz's 'Holiday Words: Block' die cutting set and all of the letters were heat embossed with clear embossing powder (note to self: it would have been much easier to have heat embossed the piece of scrapbooking paper BEFORE you die cut the words rather than heat embossing each and every little letter!!).
I mounted everything onto a kraft coloured card and then edged the frame with some silver glitter glue and added wee dots of the same glitter glue to the letters and to the centers of the brads on the poinsettias. There you go, a Christmas card embossed within an inch of it's life, Mission Emboss-ibility accomplished!
I am going to have lots of fun this week as I am taking an on-line class called 'Stretch Your Dies' with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.
Tim Holtz's new word dies heading my way from the The Funky Junkie Boutique so hopefully they will get here soon so I can use them in my 'homework'.
Thanks as always for stopping by and have a great week everyone, happy creating!