Monday, August 5, 2013

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge: Embossing

This fortnight at Frosted Designs we are challenging you to use embossing on your project. I have chosen to do stamped embossing with a twist because although I do have a cuttlebug I don't use it, I used it a lot back when I was a cardmaker but haven't really found a way to bring the technique over to scrapbooking (not to self, sell cuttlebug).
Instead of stamping I used some of the Studio Calico Cork Chevrons from the Atlantic collection which I covered in Versamark Ink then dipped them into some gold Zing Embossing Powder. To emboss the little pieces I left them stuck to the plastic sheet and embossed them that way (if you do this be careful to keep the heat gun moving so you do not melt the plastic, alternatively you could hold them with tweezers).
I am sad to say this layout is almost the last of my beloved Crate Paper Pier Frames - I have two left! I would like to get some more but after using 26 of them it is probably time to let go ;)


























I love this picture I snapped of Winston the other day, he is obsessed with going outside and stands up on his back legs trying to push the door open, which is firmly locked. (He is allowed to go outside into a custom made oversized cat run with has plants and trees and climbing things but apparently that is not good enough) I was actually taking a picture of a layout at the time taking advantage of the natural light so I was using my DSLR.

So now you have seen what I am have made head on over to the Frosted Designs Blog to play along, you can do dry embossing, stamping or even mix it up and use embellishments like I did.  There is a great prize from Molossi for grabs.

Hope you have all had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by,

14 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! Love how you used the frames!

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  2. Fabulous page, Manda! Frames + cork + gold embossing? Perfection!

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  3. great layout, love your simple embellishments with the bold background papers!

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  4. Beautiful layout and oh so adorable little kitty!!

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  5. Lovely page! The gold embossed cork is a great touch!

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  6. Looking great! The frames are perfect!

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  7. love the frames around the embellishments!

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  8. oooh! love the little touches of gold..x

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  9. Love the embossing on those cork pieces Manda!! Great idea! And those Crate frames are fab...I just got some yesterday and I've already used three of them since then!! :)

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  10. Gorgeous, love how you used the 2 background papers!

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  11. cute layout and kitty!!!
    love the cork and glitter items!!!

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