Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Embossing Holiday Ornaments & Cones is this months theme for my teams group post at WOW! Embossing Powders.

I started with a 4" Rusty Tin Tree Ornament and a 1" Rusty Tin Star. I started by embossing the entire tree shape with Tea Garden Green Embossing Powder from the Suzy West Bay Area Collection. On top of the heat-embossed green, I then added a layer of Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder to give the tree a holiday shine. I wanted to add a little texture and make the ornament even more wintery so I used some Snowtex along the edges of the tree.  Finally I  wrapped the tree with Tim Holtz tinsel and a super cute itty bitty string of bulbs she found at her local craft store.

The Merry Christmas banner was first cut from a piece of chipboard and painted white. “Merry Christmas” was then stamped on the white chipboard and then embossed with Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder.

The 1” Rusty Star was embossed with WOW! Gold Embossing Powder. A little bit of Snowtex was then added to the banner, tinsel, bulb string, and on the star.

Want to see what my other team members created?? Then just click here!


Friday, December 14, 2012


Hi and thanks for visiting my blog, so glad to have you here!

So today I am going to share with you a layout I created for WOW! of our nephew Seth playing with a skateboard (minus the wheels) that we had gotten for our son a few years back for Christmas. When this picture was taken our son was actually really big into skateboarding and so you couldn't just go buy a pre-made skateboard, you had to buy the stuff in pieces to get it exactly how he wanted it. So glad that phase didn't last too long (only a few years....hehe)!!

So I started out with just a white piece of cardstock and using the 12x12 Tile Texture template from The Crafter's Workshop, embossed the cardstock using Bodacious Blue Embossing Powder from the Suzy West Glitter Collection. I just love how the background turned out. I think by embossing it, it added just enough color to the white spaces.

I really like using templates/stencils to create a pattern on my backgrounds and then embossing them. Many crafters will use templates/stencils to create background patters using mists or inks but have you tried embossing with them? If not you really should give it a try!!