Saturday, April 27, 2013

A New Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Embossing...heat or dry!

Hey, all!  Welcome back to a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This week our Hostess Extraordinaire is Sandie and she is tasking us with adding an embossed element to our projects.  It can be either heat embossed or dry embossed and seeing as I find embossing powder quite messy, I went with dry embossing.  

Now, don't get me wrong.  There is certainly a time and place for heat embossing, but most times I end up wearing more embossing powder than what actually ends up on my card.  And don't even get me started on those heat guns!  Those things are dangerous.  I remember melting an acrylic nail many moons ago when I still cared what my nails looked like.

As I said earlier, I opted to dry emboss.  I used an embossing folder on a piece of color coordinations cardstock and sanded a bit of the raised area off to reveal the pattern and emphasize the texture.  I wish it was a piece of kraft core instead, but hey, use what's handy, that's what I always say.  

Today I'm using Tatiana, a lovely fairy, from our Sassy Sprites collection.  You can find her along with tons of fabulous images in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.  

Be sure and join this week's challenge because some lucky person will win a free stamp!  We can't wait to see what you create!  

Until next time, stay krafty! 


  1. AWE your card is Gorgeous. love the colors and the papers!! Love it all!

  2. Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!!

  3. ohhh stunning!! i love the background around her...fabulous colours and design too :)

  4. Your fairy cards are adorable! Great card design too!
    Hugs, Mom

  5. I looooove your layout Cheryl, the off set pieces, then it sticking out, fabulous,I love the papers you used all aged,its a fabulous image and look how you colored her, green my fav color and they way you do your background so lovely, all those dots, that just doesn't work for me :):), the shading is grrreat, lovely lace too, thanks for sharing my dear...


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