Friday, September 30, 2011

Fussy and Fancy, "Try A New Technique" Challenge!

Is it really Friday?  I thought it would never get here!
I've been really excited about sharing my 
DT Card with you!
Our current challenge is
Now is your chance to try that technique that you have seen before,
but haven't been able to try yet.
Our sponsor this time is Meljen's Designs, and she will be giving our random winner 4 digi stamps of their choice!
I made my pretty Fall card with an

If you would like to skip reading my long winded tutorial you can find a really simple tutorial 
To make my embedded Leaf Image,  I kept my printed designer paper inside the scalloped oval nestability.
I covered the whole surface of my piece with my clear embossing ink pad.
Then I poured my clear embossing powder over the whole surface, dumped off the extra powder and used the heat gun.
While it was still really hot from the heat gun I continued to pour more embossing powder on it and set it again with the heat gun.
I heat set three separate coats of powder.
After it was cool
I used a Hero Arts rubber Leaf Stamp.
I dipped my stamp in my clear embossing ink pad and stamped the image on top of my clear embossed oval scallop shape.
Then I used Copper Embossing powder!
After I dumped the extra powder, I heat set it again with my heat gun and ....
It really came out cool!
It's an embedded copper leaf image!
Stampin Up cardstock
K&Company QueSerLera Designer Paper
I made the left side of my card by stamping the leaf image with two different inks and dry embossing it.
I also used my SU Scallop border punch
Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Even though my instructions may look difficult, this was really simple and FUN!
I hope that I've inspired you to give it a try sometime!
Now it's your turn!  
If you haven't already, please check out all of the 
wonderful new techniques that our DT has to share with you!
What new technique will you try for our 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pals Paper Arts     technique heat embossing
The Play date Cafe   Wine, Smudge, Leather, Parchment
Our Craft Lounge   Fall Foliage
4 crafty Chicks   Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs    Fall Colors
The Corrosive Challenge   Punches and or Dies

Thank you for visiting!
Hugs, Sheryl


  1. beautiful, sheryl! i haven't done that technique in years. anything involving embossing powder makes me ooooh and aaaahhh- so fun to see it melt into something cool. way to go! love your dry embossed leaf paper on the side, too!

  2. What an awesome fall card. It's quite lovely. TFS


  3. Great technique and super card. Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  4. love the fall colours on your card
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon xx

  5. Beautiful fall card! It sounds like a lot of work, but the end result sure paid off! You have way more patients then I do! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  6. Beautiful card!!! I love it!

  7. Gorgeous coours, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

  8. gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. What a fabulous bow! Thanks for lounging with us at Our Craft Lounge this week. I hope you'll be back soon!

  10. Very pretty card! I love the rich, vibrant colors and your new technique looks fabby! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  11. Beautiful card, love the embossed background. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. Really lovely!! Glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe!

  13. A smashing card, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
    Anne x

  14. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' With the Dragon! Hope to see you again for the next challenge!
    Stampin' Dragon Designs DT