Sunday, 22 April 2012

Turning the temperature up - heat embossing and Fashionable Stamping Challenges #20

It got hot, hot, hot in my craft room (or studio, as my lovely friend Ruby would say it!). 

And that's because I've been playing with my heat tool to create this little number ;-).

This time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges we are playing with embossing - heat or dry, you choose!

As always, one lucky winner will receive a lovely prize from Marina from the Cottage Crafts.

For my card I used Tim Holtz shabby chic papers and the beautiful flower/swirl stamp set is Jumbo Dahlia from Stampendous. The corners of the card are also stamped with the grungy border stamps from Stempelglede.

The flower was heat embossed with a black sparkly embossing powder. Then I coloured it with Inktense pencils and added some highlights with cosmic shimmer water colour paints. The picture doesn't show it well but the flower virtually glows in the sun light.

The tiny butterflies are from the Papermania Urban stamp set.

If you like this card and would like to buy one - it is now available as 'made to order' from my Etsy shop ;-).

Make sure you hop over to the challenge blog and check out what my lovely DT Sisters created as inspiration for your embossed creations. As always - their projects are absolutely stunning and I am so proud to be part of this Design Team!

And if you haven't done it yet - check out my sweet 2nd Blogaversary candy! To enter the draw, click here.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Big hugs

Challenges for this card:
The Stamp Man Challenge - Shabby chic or distressed
The Artistic Stamper April - Ribbon and lace
Happy Daze Design Team - April showers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Stampalot Challenge - Birthday


Terry said...

Joanna, I can almost see that glow as a little of the black glitter EP shows through! Very pretty and elegant! Love how you colored the flower! Have a great Sunday!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Joanna, favourite thing about this card is the colours!!! The vibrancy is amazing. Great card! And the swirls are just gorgeous!
Dot x

brenda said...

What a striking card Jaanna, the purples and cream ribbon make a fabulous contrast.

Thanks so much for joining our birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge and really hope you can join our blog hope with so many prizes.

B x

Fliss said...

A totally amazing flower Joanna. love the colours and your embellishing is just beautiful.
Fliss xx

Daniele said...

gorgeous card, love the deep colouring and the bow with flowers is lush

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Asia! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful birthday card, great flower, love the coloring and the added needles.

Claire said...

OOH this is gorgeous Joanna,that flower looks stunning and I bet it looks even better in real life. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

May said...

Stunning card Joanna, the colours are fantastic, and the ribbon sets the whole card off, Just perfect, Hugs May x x x

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning creation Joanna, the purple flower just pops and the shabby elements pull it together perfectly. Thanks for linking to the Stamp Man challenge and PanPastel UK are looking for submissions with flowers (you don't have to use PPs to be eligible).
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Samantha Read said...

Oooo Joanna this is totally lush!
Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Daze and good luck!
Wishing you a lovely day,
Sam x

lainey said...

Oh Joanna just lovely!!! love your colour combo, divine :) lainey x

Anonymous said...

not sure what happened there!
I was saying ..... that stamp has the most amazing impact and the colour is so striking.
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Lisa S. said...

I love this card and all of the beautiful detail you put into it! I'm a new follower {white rabbit} and so happy you left such a sweet comment for me so I could find my way here to your fabulous blog. :D

pinky said...

Very beautiful, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Caz said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!! Can't pick any one thing about it - LOVE IT ALL!!!!

Linda R said...

What a stunning card. I just love the color of it! So pretty my friend..


Meggymay said...

Wow, I love your card and the gorgeous flower, the colour is so rich.
Yvonne x

Sarah said...

A fabulous card - love that sumptuous flower and rich purple together with the lovely satin ribbon! Chic and luxurious all over! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful Card Joanna, Love the flower and such a fabulous colour.
Avril xx

Ruth said...

Wow! I always love a big flower!This is really pretty.Thanks for joining the birthday celebrations at Sir Stampalot,Ruth

Netty said...

Loving the wonderful colours you've used to make this gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze Joanna. Annette x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous card,and thank you for joining in at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge this month :))

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the flower, especially.

Sally H said...

What a wonderful card and such fab colours! My Dad grows dahlias like that! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Stampalot and good luck!

Ellie said...

A fantastic card with great details. I so LOVE that flower peeping out!!
xxx Ellie xxx

Shirl said...

Amazing colours they really make a statement, your card Joanna is totally beautiful.

Hugs Shirley x x

mapowska said...

Przepiękna ta kartka. Nigdy nie widziałam czegoś podobnego :)

Stampendous said...

This is so gorgeous! What a fantastic project and such beautiful, luscious colors! Thanks for sharing this!!

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