Yeah! I FINALLY got to do another challenge! And a really, really simple one at that!
The One Layer Wednesday challenges over at Simplicity's blog finds this past week's mission to go back to our roots. How did we start stamping/card making???? Inquiring minds want to know.
Years before I started scrapbooking which eventually worked its way into addictive, smaller, quicker gratifications known as cards, one of my sister's-in-law showed me how she made quick and simple cards by heat embossing every stamped image in gold embossing powder. I was mildly interested and quickly dismissed it. I worked long hours and barely had enough time to make meals, do laundry, spend time with my husband and once in awhile clean the house. But, when I finally had the time to venture into card making, I remembered the gold embossing technique and that's what I started with. Ooooooh! The magic!
Here's my very simple, gold embossed card, along with a modern twist....an added dry embossed frame around the sentiment made with my long rectangle nesties.
The sentiment is from Penny Black and that sparkly gold embossing powder is by Judikins...twinkle gold, I believe. LOVE that stuff. So glittery, without the need to use glitter! I also used 110 lb. Classic Crest natural white cardstock....its heavy weight and thickness gives such a nice and distinct embossing from the nesties without cutting through the cardstock. Yum!
Thanks for peeking!