Saturday, October 18, 2014

HIMCR #170 - Embossing

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

Here it is Saturday once again . . .
and you know what that means, right?

That's right . . . not only is it time for a new challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room, but it time for a technique challenge.  So this week's challenge is "embossing".  It can be any type of embossing . . . dry or wet, folder or stylus. The choice is up to you!  

Our sponsor this week is:

And the prize this week is a $20 gift certificate to PaperTemptress.

For my project this week, I did a card using some new dies I bought while out on "errands" with my daughter.  I am loving her being in college because with the schedule she has set for herself for classes, work, study, friends, etc. has allowed us to have two (2) days each week where we can run "errands" and just "hang" with each other.  It has been so much fun especially this past Thursday . . . we went to The Theatrical Shop in Valley Junction to look for parts for her Halloween costume she is making and, afterwards, we just walked around, going to different shops.  (For those who aren't from around my area, Valley Junction is a historical business neighborhood in West Des Moines that has a lot of specialty shops.)  Like I said . . . FUN!!!  

Anyway, I used my new dies with some of my favorite papers from PaperTemptress to make this week's project . . . I used one of the dies for embossing on my background.  It is called "Scary Background" and it is Halloweeny/Scary words in a subway art style.  Here's how it turned out:

Papers from PaperTemptress:
Onyx Mica/Metallic paper  (bats & backing)

Other Supplies:
"Eerie Bats" dies for La-La Land Crafts
"Grand Willow Tree" die (#98695) from Memory Box
"Haunted Webs" die (#99007) from Memory Box
"Scary Background" die (#1078) by Poppy Stamps
Batty paper from American Crafts
paper ribbon from Reminisce (for sentiment)
enamel dots from "Frightful" collection by MME
"Farmer Jeans" chalk fluid edger by Inglvild Bolme for Prima
"Knotted Wood" chalk fluid edger by Inglvild Bolme for Prima

Here's some closeups:

As you can see in some of the closeups, I didn't adhere the branches of my tree . . . the reason I did do this is because I wanted more definition for my tree.  I did the same thing with the webs.  Originally, I planned this to be a card . . . but after posting it to HIMCR, I have decided to add two (2) more layers (kraft corrugated paper/torn box panel with ink & gesso on it & another layer of Onyx Mica/Metallic paper) to make it into a wallhanging.  The gesso is drying right now and then I need to adhere the last layers to my "card", so I can't take a picture of how it looks as a wallhanging . . . but will try to do so in the next few days unless I change my mind again. ;) 

Till the next time I'm up in the night.
Challenge(s) I would like to enter:
3 Girl Jam - Spooky or Creepy (sentiment is paper ribbon)
Anything BUT a Card Challenge - Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder
AUD Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craft My Life - Anything but a card
Craftin Dessert Divas - Halloween 
D.L.Art - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
S.W.A.T. Scrap Warriors - Spooky Color Mix



LOVE it. It made a wonderful card and will make a terrific wall hanging, too. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

by belle

Great card Kathy and I am sure it turned into a great wall hanging!! Thanks for joining us at SWAT!!

Ruth L

Fantastic, spooky and just great for the autumn theme, going to be the perfect wall hanger. Thanks for playing along with Anything but a card Autumn/Spring challenge!

Lisa B

WOW!! Love all the details and textures on this card. It is really cool. Thanks for playing along with our Halloween Linky Party over at Craftin' Desert Divas. Good luck and happy crafting!


what a fab wall hanhing ...I love all the texture and atmosphere you have created
Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiment designs and good luck in the challenges


Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Sandra van Blaricum

Great wall hanging, I love the spider web dies!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

mum of two

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

Super fun and spooky project! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Rita Marie

Lots of spooky fun! Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But A Card. xo Rita Marie

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