Monday, March 25, 2024

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Emboss It Card using AALL & Create's Numberama Die Set

"Emboss it" is our theme this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I made a card with some hand-drawn marks that I heat-embossed and collaged together.

I started with the background, which I made with acrylic paint that I added water to and then sort of streaked and smeared up and down the page.  I also shook on some Infusions color stain, spritzed it with water, and moved that around the page with a wet brush so that it acted like watercolors.

And now for the embossing!  I love using embossing ink pens because they give you the freedom to draw whatever shape you want, and then you can add embossing powder and heat set it.  I did this with black plus-signs and white rings.

For the background of the card, I cut this fabulous funky-edged frame (Numberama from AALL & Create) out of Strathmore Mixed Media black paper.  I added some more heat-embossed white doodles to the black paper, then glued a piece of my painted paper and some embossed-paper scraps onto it.  I added some Distress Crayon and Distress Watercolor Pencil scribbles here and there for some more pops of color.

I cut an arch shape out of Dina Wakley's collage paper and glued that on top.  I added some more paint and then stamped on a Tim Holtz sentiment to finish off the card.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Embrace embossing this week and upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!