Saturday, January 17, 2009

OCC - Technique Challenge

Happy Saturday & thanks for stopping by :) Today's card is for this week's challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Looking at the card, can you tell what the challenge is? If you guessed embossing resist, you guessed right!!

Our Creative Corner samples are sure to inspire!! Dust off those heat guns and pick out your favorite embossing powder, we would LOVE to see your samples!! There is no time limit on our challenges - feel free to participate whenever you are able. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC
Even though I am in need of NEW stamps, I dusted off one of my favorites sets from Stampin' Up! called "Like it a Latte". The background was stamped using my Tres Chic block stamp and some versamark. Clear embossing powder was sprinkled on and heat set using my heat gun. I then sponged on some close to cocoa ink to make the background pop! For some extra detail, I used my Janome sewing machine and popped out the heart and straw. I like it a latte... :)

Check out these samples from the OCC Design Team ~
Cindy Haffner
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Jackie Pedro
Julee Tilman
Kim Teasdale
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynda Benden
Silke Ledlow

Before I go, I would like to announce the winner for the heart shaped card giveaway. Congratulations Chris from Brooklyn Roads. Please email me at jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net so I can get your Valentine off to you.
A few of you have emailed me with questions. I will post a little something tomorrow along with my answers. You know who you are... :)

22 comments:

Leanne said...

Oooh thats lovely!!

I have just this morning received the gorgeous christmas tags that I wont - they are absolutely stunning!

Thank you so much!
Leanne
xxx

Heather said...

This is just beautiful! I love this stamp set as well, and it looks great with your colors technique, and layout! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Jennifer, this is adorable!!! I can't wait to play today. Emboss resist is my favorite technique and I don't do it nearly as much as I should.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us.

Shannon

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful card Jennifer. Love the kind of nostalgic/old-fashioned feel its got. Hugs from Desire

Dawn Easton said...

Very cute Jennifer...that's such a fun set!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Cute image!

Vera said...

I love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing!

Silke said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the BG Stamp and the Latte Set!!! Awesome take on the technique!!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynda Benden said...

This is AWESOME Jen! What a great idea to emboss the background image ~ who would have thunk it????? LOL!!! Love the colors and your stitching is fantastic, as usual!!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Oh Jen, I'd like it a latte too if it comes served like this!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so cute, Jennifer!!

Kim said...

I've never done this technique!?? I'll have to try it!! Adorable card!! Love the way the heart and straw are popped up! Cute cute cute!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful, Jennifer! Love the Tres Chic with this technique. Hugs!

Amy Sheffer said...

What happened to the elephant's heart?! Just kidding {grin} - I love *this* one!! You've created a beautiful background, and the main image is adorable! Have a great weekend! p.s. this challenge kicked my b***!

Kim said...

Jen that turned out adorable! I love it! I so have to try this technique....as I haven't done it ever yet! :) Talk to you soon! I finshing up some laundry...eeewwww!
Hugs~ Kim

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful job girl, i love your stitching thanks for the fun challenge. Happy week-end.

LaurieF said...

What a wonderful bg stamp to use that technique with Jennifer! Beautiful card!

Cheryl Joshua said...

A beautiful card!!! I love the Tres Chic background!!!

bolha said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you put everything together.
x Natasha x

Sara said...

Great challenge, and I love your sample. You are right I will have to dust off my gun it would catch fire if I don't LOL! Don't think I have used the thing in a couple of years.

Viv said...

Once again you lead the way!
THe mbossing is of course, brilliant, but what's taken my fancy even more, is that little touch with the hessian twine on the end of the ribbon. Wonderful detail!
Hugs viv xxx

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute! Your stitching is so nice and tidy! :) Love it. :)