Friday 21 January 2011

AnnaBelle Stamp - Say It With ..... Emboss Resist.

I'm so glad you could call past today, we have a fun AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge for you and some wonderful new design team members to introduce.  I should say Belles and Bellas......from now on, we have Liz and Kerry, our Bellas, who will be bringing lots of inspirational cards to the gallery to get you inspired.
You will also meet two new Belles, Lisa and Sue K. The DT Links have been updated so check the left hand side bar and go say hello to the girls.......we're looking forward to getting to know them all and seeing their beautiful work.

On to this weeks Challenge which is Emboss Resist.  If you've never tried it here's a link to a tutorial.
Be warned it's addictive!!!

This was my first card....I cut a heart shape on the Pazzles Inspiration then clear embossed 'with love' from 'Hooo Loves Christmas' across it.  Sponging the entire surface with a little extra around the edges!
I dressed mine up with a punched petal, set with one of AnnaBelle's Cherry Sprinkles
I've been playing with fabric and felt in my spare time 
 check out the Suffolk Puff or Yoyo. 
A heart pin holds this to the pinked gingham fabric square.
 AnnaBelle's red/white striped ribbon tied a soft bow and this card is just the ticket for this weeks CAS challenge over at SCS!


Did I mention this is addictive?   
Here's a peek at my second card.....check out the ribbon!  It's NEW in the store and it ties the best gadgets this was tied by hand!!

OK here's the card ......... This time I embossed the flowers from 'Stemmed Flowers' with white embossing powder and sponged with two colours of blue ink.

Each of the embossed flowers is set with a tiny pink gem from the Pink Petals Kit.


So why not get your embossing powder and sponges along with us again this week.  You could be the randomly picked winner of a Aus$20 shopping trip to AnnaBelle Stamps on-line store!!!
Don't forget, use your AnnaBelle Stamps and add your card to the gallery and you could win another prize.   
Need more inspiration?  Go check out the Belles and Bellas!!!!

See you soon.

Card 1:
Stamps: Hoo Loves Christmas - AnnaBelle Stamps.
Ink: SU Poppy Parade.  VersaMark. AnnaBelle Stamps Clear Embossing Powder.
Card: SU Kraft and Whisper White. Scrap of red/white dp for punched petal.
Embellishments: AnnaBelle Stamps Tiny Cherry Sprinkles, Red/White Ribbon. 
Others:  Suffolk Puff  set with a button tied in white linen thread. Felt leaf and heart stick pin.
Equipment: Pinking shears, Sewing machine. Pazzles Inspiration Cie Cutting machine. Heat gun for embossing.
Card 2:
Stamps: Stemmed Flowers - Sentiment from Sentimental Bluebells - AnnaBelle Stamps.
Ink: VersaColor Baby Blue, VersaColor Royal Blue, VersaMark and AnnaBelle Stamps White Embossing Powder.
Card: American Craft navy, SU Whisper White and DP.
Embellishments: 1.5 inch striped ribbon (or approx 4cm), Pink gems - AnnaBelle Stamps. Stick pin from stash.
Equipment: Fiskars punch. Heat gun for embossing.


Liz Weber said...

Beautiful cards Sue, you have shown off the embossing fantastically. LOVE the gorgeous bow with that fantastic ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ida said...

Great cards! Love your heart - so cute!

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. I'm always so in awe of you all that do the CAS cards as they are so stunning. Think the blue of the 2 is my favorite, just cause it has a bit of bling.....LOL "Hugs" Carol

Lisa Lara said...

oh Sue....such beautiful cards using this technique. I just love that heart with the text and the sponging on your flowers bg is perfect.

craftieodmae said...

Both cards are priceless, I love that bow!!! Wow!!!!

Lorraine said...

Hi Sue beautiful cards very elegant. xx

CraftieConnie said...

Beautiful cards, Sue, love that technique and your embellishements.

Andrea said...

Both are gorgeous Sue! I'm loving that bow! I haven't tried yet because I always fail where it comes to bows lol!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Sue both cards are amazing! I love emboss resist... guess I'm going to have to play :0)

Shirley-Anne said...

beautiful examples of the embossing resist technique . thanks for sharing .
love that bow .

Kerry Steger said...

Hi Sue!
I love both your cards. With the first one, I love the way you mounted your embossed panel onto your card. Beautiful! And I LOVE that ribbon on the 2nd and it fits in well with the embossed pattern. I can tell you have had some practice with this technique before!

Kylie said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue!
LOVE your heart on your first card and your bow on your second card, simply stunning, love your background panel too!

Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Rene Sharp said...

Sue, WOW, both your cards are just fabulous, especially the second one!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

A+mazing! They are just wonderful and I am oogling over that pretty bow!

Kerrie said...

Wow... both your cards are gorgeous, and that ribbon is divine... bow by the fingers.... very good indeed!

Sue said...

Both of these are gorgeous Sue, the ribbon is a real standout in both and you have certainly blitzed the technique!!thanks for the wonderful warm introduction :)

Monique said...

Love the simplicity of the second card Sue..The embossed flowers look wonderful with the sponging..The different colored bow makes this a perfect card...Love it!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Fabby Ribbons, and I love the touch of Gingham on the first, coolio!