I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful Tuesday – I know I am! I wanted to share a card with you all that I made for the last Paper Crafts Magazine/Stamp It! call. They wanted cards featuring heat embossing. Well, I think you all know about my love affair with ZING/American Crafts embossing powder, so I figured that challenge was right up my alley. Apparently, I was the only one that thought so since it was a REJECT! LOL But I’m over it now . . . I doubled up on my meds and I’ve moved on. Hahahaha
The center doilies were stamped using some brand spankin’ new Maya Road stamps called Doilies – duh! LOL I stamped the large doilies in Versamark on the Kraft squares and then heat embossed with White ZING EP. I then stamped the same doily image again on white cardstock in Versamark, and heat embossed with Black ZING EP. I punched the center of the black doily out with a 7/8” Circle Punch and adhered it to the center of the white doilies using dimensionals. I then adhered a turquoise rhinestone to the center of the black doily circle.
I stitched a horizontal and vertical line through the center of the Hawaiian Shores square. The four Kraft squares were then adhered to the Hawaiian Shores panel with more dimensionals. The sentiment came from a new clear set of stamps that I received from Practicing Creativity called Chatterbox. Isn’t that font amazing?!! I stamped it in Versamark in the bottom right corner of the card base, and heat embossed with the black ZING EP.
This was the only card I submitted for the Stamp It! call – the other two possibilities were thrown into the trash by the time I got done working and reworking them. Even though this wasn’t picked up, it hasn’t completely discouraged me from continuing to play the publication game. You can’t win if you don’t play, right?!
That’s it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to be by tomorrow (or maybe later today) with a picture of my blog candy that you’ll have a chance to win with every order placed at ABC Toys & Crafts using the discount code listed on the blinkie below. Just click on it, and it’ll take you directly to the store – enter the discount code at checkout and receive 20% off your entire order as well as a chance to win my blog candy. It’s guaranteed to be in excess of $100!! You can use this code as many times as you like between now and September 30th. You’ll get one chance to win for every order you place using that code.