Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shopping Our Stash #122

It's time for another great challenge at Shopping Our Stash!  This week we are looking for your lovely creations showcasing wet or dry embossing.  You can do either or both and we want to see either 2 colors of embossing powder or 2 different embossing folders or a combination of the 2!  I felt the need to be an over achiever so I did 2 embossing powders and 2 embossing folders!

Here's what I came up with:
 I used a wonderful post card image from Beatriz's shop.  I love this set called Floral Postcards.  I printed it on kraft card stock and I love how it makes it a bit more vintage-y.  I stamped one of my favorite flourishes in opposite corners and embossed them in gold.  The other two corners have gold micro beads.  The other wet embossing is on the text paper in the background.  If you look in the lower right corner you'll see a bit of green.  That's what happens to clear embossing powder when it gets too hot....it matched so I let it go.  Also, if you look at the upper left you'll notice the corner is missing....that's what happens when you get the paper too close to the open flame.....yes, I am without an embossing gun and I shamelessly use the stove....don't worry, I didn't set anything on fire!  The dry embossing is on the pink mat behind the image.  I used the Swiss Dot folder.  The dark pink paper is embossed with "post card" folder from Tim Holtz.  I brushed all the embossing and the edges of my paper with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  I added cheesecloth, flowers, beads, seam binding and a floral brad all from my stash.  The papers are new, I admit that!
Here you can see the post card embossing and the gold micro beads.  I love the look of those things!!  They love to dance across my table though!
The inside shows off the great DP from MME.
Here you can see the flourish that changed colors on me  ;)

So there you have it.  A fun challenge for you this week!  I hope you'll dig into your stash and play along with us!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Wow, you used a stove? Brave woman! It turned out great!

  2. 2 of each? Totally showing off :P Microbeads are one of those things like loose glitter that sometimes make you wonder if it's worth the mess....and every time you decide it is :)