Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Merry Christmas

It's my turn to host a challenge over in the Hanna Stamps Forum for the week long anniversary celebration. Today's challenge is embossing (dry embossing or heat embossing). I decided to use the Vintage Toys stamp set again. I stamped the teddy bear on white cardstock and colored him with copic markers. Then, I inked the edges while he was still in the nestability die. Next, I cut the layers. I decided to do some dry embossing with a cuttlebug embossing folder and a piece of wild wasabi patterned paper. After I removed it from the embossing folder, I sanded the patterned paper to highlight the edges of the embossing a little more. Then, I stitched it onto my kraft card base. I tied some red ribbon around my card and added my image using foam adhesive. Last, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Here's a close up of the sanded dry embossing. Remember to stop in over at the Hanna Stamps Forum and join us in the challenges for a chance to win a new Hanna or Riley of your choice and be sure to check out all the sneak peeks from the design team.

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Recipe: Vintage Toys, Everyday Sentiments (Hanna Stamps)
Cardstock: white, kraft (Papertrey Ink), real red (SU!)
Patterned Paper: wild wasabi (SU!)
Ink: antique linen distress ink (Ranger), black (Momento), noir (Palette)
Accents: red ribbon
Tools: copic markers, sponge, embossing folder, sewing machine, rectangle nestability die, sanding block

37 comments:

Jessica said...

Very nice, classic card. And thanks for the instructions on the dry embossing. I just picked up a CB and will have to play around too.

Kim said...

Oh wow this is perfect! Love the colors and the background!

Sue Strozyk said...

Oooo, Love how you embossed on the DP

ladyb266 said...

Awwe! You did a great job on this one!! Way cute!! TFS! ~Heidi

daiseyfreak said...

what a fantastic card! can't wait for the release!

Monica said...

So cute!! Love that bear!!

stampinc said...

Very cute card. Great layout and colors.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful Nikki! I hope to catch up on the Anniversary challenges. Hopefully by Friday or the weekend.

Shannon Roberts said...

YOUR background is amazing!!!!!!!

virgo5 said...

Nikki your bear is coloured beautifully, and the sanded paper looks so good with the vintage bear!

Annelies said...

Beautiful card! Cute stamp!

Goldenbaby said...

Love the background that you used.

sgc said...

Can't wait for the new release.

Sandra B. said...

Love the bear and your embossing!

Kimberly said...

He is SO cute! Love the background!! Mine should be here tomorrow-wahoo! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Michelle said...

Niki,
That bear is too adorable!!

Michelle

Angela said...

I don't know how, but this teddy is getting cuter and cuter! Can't wait to see all the vintage toys!

Kathy H said...

Yay new stamps...BTW very cute card...

Newstampinaddict said...

Love the sanded embossing. I really like the stitching around the edges as well and great colors

Joan said...

Cute little bear!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

What an awesome card! Seems like a nice one to make for Christmas this year!

kjlowrey said...

great idea! Love it!

CraftyC said...

Aww, what a cutie!!
Clairex

Sandra said...

thanks for the step by step - I always wonder how things are done! The card is great!

scrappintlc said...

Absolutely love love love what you did to the green paper.

A-M said...

Adorable!!

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

Love the new stamps!

Jacqueline

Molly B said...

I love the sanded look on the pattern paper. Very cool looking. -Molly B

carmen said...

LOVE IT CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM ALL

Stefani Riley said...

sweet card, sweet bear.

Colleen said...

love the bear. he is so cute. he will definitely need to go on my wishlist.

ahawk247 said...

How cute!!!!

Julie Masse said...

Awww he's very cute! :)

Tiffany said...

Adorable bear and great card! Nice job!!

Bev said...

Love that cute Teddy-really cute card. tfs

Ila said...

Fabulous card Niki!! I love the image and that lovely background!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Your coloring is amazing Niki! I have scanned your previous posts and am just in awe of how smooth and perfect your images are! Great work, Niki. Hope you are doing well!