31 October 2018

Impress Us at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are half way through a new challenge. It's Sara Emily's turn to host and she's calling her challenge 'Impress Us'. Who doesn't want to make a great first impression? For this challenge, we would like you to use your embossing folders or any other way you can make an impression on your vintage or shabby chic project. Go ahead and 'Impress Us' with your creativity!

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I decided to make a start on creating Christmas cards, turning to Tim Holtz new 'Glorious Gatherings' stamp set for a bold statement. And because there is so much detail in the main floral bouquet stamp itself I kept the rest of the design very simple - great if you are concerned about the thickness of your cards when posting them!

As we are focusing on embossing for this challenge I chose to emboss the floral image with black embossing powder before colouring it with Distress Spray Stains and blending Distress Ink around the edges. There are four festive greetings included in this stamp set so those were also embossed before being mounted onto the cards.

If you are not totally confident in getting a crisp image when heat embossing with black embossing powder I would suggest using your Stamp Platform to stamp the floral stamp first in black archival ink and then in embossing ink covered with the embossing powder, so that parts not covered by the powder don't show.

I used a large piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock to create these cards because it allows the Distress Spray Stains to blend more easily and can be cut into four ready for mounting onto Wendy Vecchi's new landscape Perfect Cardstock cards.

That's it for my embossed project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage Halloween entries to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx


  1. I hope I can do such an amazing coloring job when I pull out this stamp for my cards. Just love the stamp but your coloring makes it look awesome. thanks as always for sharing.

  2. I adore this stamp and how you made is spectacular with the beautiful soft background and the lovely painted flowers, leaves and pine cones. Gorgeous cards!

  3. Just lovely! The soft golden background really make the foliage pop!

  4. Magnificent set of cards, Jenny! I do love how you've used this stamp, and your coloring looks fantastic against that perfectly blended background! What a glorious start to your Christmas card collection! I'm impressed! Hugs!

  5. These are just too fabulous for words. They almost look like a wood grain etching, which is very, very cool! I love the subtle coloring and the golden background. Just glorious! Thank you so much for sharing your tips and tricks with all of us mere mortals. Hugs!

  6. These are so rich and warm! Love them!

  7. What a gorgeous quartet of Christmas cards. The image is beautifully coloured and pops against that golden background.

  8. Hi Jenny xx First of all apologies for my lack of comments x I was expereincing an issue with blogger which would not let me publish comments for some reason so I have now changed my search engine, which has helped xx

    I totally love your Christmas cards and the amazing depth you achieved with the pine cones and branches...fabulous xx

    Sending huge hugs
    Annie xx


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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