Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Will You Be Mine?

Happy Wednesday friends! Wednesday means it is time for another Gingersnap Creations Challenge! This week is a supply challenge to use embossing powder. Lots of possibilities there!

Here is my card, using the Valentine Postoid (184E) stamp from Serendipity Stamps.

A pretty time-intensive card, but I like to do that sometimes. I like to spend the time fiddling, and cutting, and distressing - it is therapy for me. I started with a plain white card base and lined it with strips of white cardstock that had been punched with the Scalloped Dot edge punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and then inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink (I wish I would have taken a picture for you at this point, but alas, I did not!).

Then I stamped and embossed the Valentine Postoid a total of six times - three times on white cardstock and then once each on Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red cardstock. See where I'm going here? To achieve the postage stamp edge, I cut around the rectangle as a whole and then used a hole punch to punch out the circles. It was (slightly) easier than trying to cut each of those with my scissors. The pink part of the image is layered right on top of the white. This image, with the heavy lines and detail really lends itself to embossing! I love the glossy look. Embossing it on white cardstock and coloring the image in would be a great thing to try, too.

The sentiment, Will You Be Mine (1079D), was also embossed.

And if *that* doesn't make you think of a frilly, lacy Valentine doily, I don't know what will! ;)

Now go forth and participate! You can submit your embossing powdered creations for the Gingersnap challenge and maybe be the randomly drawn winner of the Victorian Hearts Cling set! Details are here. Make sure to take a peek at the other creations from the Gingersnap and Serendipity Design Teams while you're there!

Enjoy your day!


Stamps: Valentine Postoid (184E), Will You Be Mine (1079D) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red - Stampin' Up!; White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Scallop Dot edge punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Black embossing powder


  1. What fun stamp stamps Anya! lots of fussy cutting here for sure! love the shades of color you used as well as the punched edges!

  2. Fantastic! I just love the popped up postage stamps, and white on white background!

  3. What a great way to use those stamps Anya! Love it!

  4. What a really cool postage stamp! I love what you did with it.

  5. This is such a fun card Anya! I love your layout. I really need to add these stamps to my list.


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