Monday, May 2, 2011

Make it Monday 13 - selective embossing

This week's Make it Monday challenge is to use impression plates and dies to selectively emboss your cardstock. I have to admit that I only own two impression plates which had never been used, and that my embossing mats were still in their original packaging. So this was a great opportunity for me to get them out and give them a try.


I've had congratulations on the brain lately because our school kids in Texas just finished their standardized testing last week, and they did great! So the Book Print impression plate plus a star die seemed like they would fit the bill for a congrats card. The tiny stamp in each corner of the star was done by inking just a little bit of one of the stamps in the Guide Lines 2 set. This is a really fun technique and I know that I'll be using it again. Right now, I'm off to shop for more impression plates!

Details: stamps - Signature Greetings, Guide Lines 2; paper - Basic Black, Blueberry Sky; ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); accessories - Book Print impression plate, Seeing Stars dies, black rhinestones (source unknown), embossing pad kit

17 comments:

Karen H. said...

This is so cool - great job with the challenge. I love the bling & little flourishy thing in the star points.

christy compton hall said...

Oh I love it! I'm a sucker for star images and this is just the best idea!

I'm Renee said...

I love this!
That star die is perfect for the IP!
Love the colors too!

Marybeth said...

Your card turned out great,I'm having a hard time deciding what I'm going to do with this one. Love your take on the challenge .

Shannon said...

Oh wow, that's awesome! Great job!

Stacy said...

LOVE this! I really need to purchase some PTI embossing plates. Love the one you used, that sentiment & the star make a great combo :)

Kara said...

very cool!

Jill said...

Very cool looking, Chris! It totally rocks, LOL! :-D

BeaverlyBL said...

This turned out so well. Did you get the double lines around the star just by using the die or did you outline it specially, like Erin did on her line? Very nice.

Chris Simon said...

Beverly, the double line around the star just happened when I embossed it - all one step! I've been experimenting with other dies, and it seems to happen with some, but not others. It's a neat effect.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is great and thanks for your tip on my card.

BeaverlyBL said...

Thanks, Chris. That IS a very cool effect. I'll have to see what dies I've got that work like that. Thanks for answering.

Leigh said...

I love the mix of this impression plate with that die! Perfect!

Kathy Mc said...

SUPER Star, Chris, love your impression plate/die card and sentiment. Girly, you rock!
(aka bdlakebum on the forum)

Kristii said...

I totally love that you used the Book Print Plate with the star!!! Absolutely awesome design!

Christina said...

This is one fabulous design, Chris! I especially love the bit of embellishment you added to the points of the star. Great take on the challenge!

Linda said...

I love this card! Great job with the double embossing technique!