Sunday, 5 May 2013

Stamping Sensations May Challenge

Well, at last it's beginning to feel a bit more like spring up here! I'm looking out of my craft room window on to a bank of beautiful daffodils across the road. They were at least three weeks later opening than last year. It's even getting warmer - we only need two jumpers on now instead of three! Roll on summer, though, we need more sun!

Anyway, we have a lovely new challenge for you at Stamping Sensations, and our theme is


Any kind of embossing will be acceptable, dry or heat embossing, and there is endless scope for adding texture to your projects.

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Tonic Studios, who have donated an awesome prize! A Peruvian Lily Stamp and Punch set and a gorgeous lattice window die, both from the Pick of the Bunch range designed by our very own super-talented Ruth Hamilton!

What a gorgeous prize! I want one! The Punch and Stamp sets really are stunning. Just imagine creating a lovely window box full of flowers in front of that lovely lattice window.

So, on to my card. I have incorporated both types of embossing.

The dry embossing helps to create the texture, as do the layers and embellishments. I stamped the fuchsia (from Tonic Studios' Pick of the Bunch range by Ruth) and heat embossed it with Wow! Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder, which has a gorgeous sparkle. You can just about see it in the next photo. It was then coloured with Promarkers and cut out with a Nestie Labels 4 die. 

It is sitting on a background dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The left hand side of the background has a lily (also from the Pick of the Bunch range) stamped over Gelli printed paper. The join is covered with a strip punched with a Tonic Studios border punch. The diecut butterfly is by Cheery Lynn, and the sentiment by The Craft's Meow.

My lovely teamies have some absolutely gorgeous samples for you this month, so do pop over to the Challenge Blog where I'm sure you'll be inspired!


Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Lynne! Love that embossing powder and the fuchsia reminds me of last summers visit to see you! great colour combo too

brenda said...

Morning Lynne,

Pleased to hear it's warming up a bit for you as well, we are also a good three weeks behind with everything, turning into a funny old Spring.

I really like how you have highlighted the fuchsia with glitter embossing, it really brings it to life and I can see you having fun with your Gelli plate.

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend and hope yo get some more sunshine.

B x

MaxineD said...

Lynne this is a beautiful card - love all the texture and detail, and the colour is fabulous.
How lovely for you to have spring finally arriving. Autumn is really making it's presence felt here...

pinky said...

I just love fuchsias Lynne and you have made this one so soft and pretty. Gorgeous card.

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne
What a pretty card, love your embossing and image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card...lots of texture here!