Monday, July 25, 2011

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #18

Hello Everyone!  It is time for another Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot!  This week we are "Embossing It"!  Who doesn't love to add a little embossing to their projects!  Well here is what I embossed for your inspiration this week!
So, how is that for embossing?  I used 5 different folders for this one and my bone folder on the rim of the shell!  The inspiration for this card came from a movie my husband and kids were watching the other week.  There were baby sea turtles hatching and the girls were thrilled with them!   Of course my mind started working immediately on what I could make with sea turtles and this card is what came out!

I added a Milk Chocolate Crinkle Ribbon and a button from my stash with a Cappuccino Baker's Twine bow.  The sentiment is from my favorite stamp set, Sweet Sentiments Set #1 and I used my machine to stitch around the border.  The sea turtle comes from Life's Beach cartridge!  I inked it after embossing to really let the embossing shine!

Here is a shot of the dimension on the card.  I used a mixture of Stampin' Up! Dimensionals and Helmar Zap Dots to get the effect on the different layers.  You can't see it that well here, but the shell has an actual convexed shape to it with the center at a higher point then sloping down towards the rim.  It really looks amazing in person!  Emilie was completely thrilled with it!
 Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up!
    • Soft Suede CS - Base
    • Whisper White CS - Mat
    • Crumb Cake CS - Sand
    • Island Indigo CS - Water
    • Pool Party CS - Sky
    • Old Olive CS - Turtle Base
    • Lucky Limeade CS - Turtle Shell
    • Soft Sued Ink
    • Old Olive Ink
    • Basic Black Stampin' Write
    • Dimensionals
  • Cricut E2 and Gypsy
    • Life's Beach Cartridge
  • My Craft Spot
    • Sweet Sentiments Set #1
    • Milk Chocolate Crinkle Ribbon
    • Cappuccino Baker's Twine 
  • Embossing Folders
    • SU Perfect Polka Dots - Sand
    • CB Divine Swirls - Water
    • Tim Holtz Rays - Sky
    • CB Tiny Bubbles - Turtle
    • CB Mosaic - Turtle Shell
  • Helmar Zapdots
  • Recollections Brads
I hope you will join us and "Emboss It" this week for our fun Monday Challenge!  As always, the rest of the My Craft Spot Design Team came up with some amazing projects that you must see!  Please stop by My Craft Spot and show them some love!  Thanks for stopping by today!


The Country Life said...

Beautiful!! Love all the different embossing designs!! TFS!!:)

DIANA L. said...

This is super what a great card. I love all the embossing and the colors are just wonderful. Love the ribbon with the button and twine what a great mix.


Rachel W K said...

So cool!!! I love all the different embossing techniques, it looks great!

-rachel w k

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love this little turtle! The embossing really works perfectly with the turtle. He looks like he could walk off the page. So cute!

Kate said...

Love this turtle and your card so cute.


Nita T. said...

This is incredible! It just looks so real - the details are amazing! Super, super card.

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Glora said...

Awesome, awesome job. I can totally see that shape on the shell and EVERY single piece of cardstock embossed and inked. It looks FABULOUS!!!! Awesome job. Hugs- Glora

Missy said...

This looks fantastic Amber, all that embossing is incredible!! I love the inking you added, it looks great. I love the new SU In Colors, I can't wait to order--those blues are soooo pretty!!!

Cely said...

Stuper stinkin cute! Looks just like a real Honu (Hawaiian sea turtle)!

Staying Crafty said...

This is awesome! The texture is amazing :)

JulieK said...

I am officially crowning you the Embossing Queen. Great job Your Highness!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Wow! I love all of the different embossing folders you used, Amber! The turtle is awesome!!


Jayne said...

Hi Amber,
What an amazing card. The embossing and dimension is outstanding. Great job.
Jayne x

June Houck said...

This is amazing! I saw it over at MCS a few minutes ago. All the layers and's perfect and turtle-rific!

jo said...

Love it! The embossing makes it so perfect!

Sherrie K. said...

I LOVE this!! Your card is just all the embossing! Great card!!!!
Sherrie K

Christine said...

Looks awesome!

Amy said...

Wow! This is just fantastic! There is so much texture and dimension... :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Looks great! Love all the embossing!


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

LOVE your card! Love the cuttlebugged turtle, great job! :-)

Kellie said...

OMGosh, this is the CUTEST turtle I have ever seen. I'm in love. I don't have that cartridge, but I think I need it (smile). I love all your embossing layers, your so talented.


Karen H said...

Can I live amidst all this embossing? Please? Embossing is one of my favorite things and the fact that you used a million folders in one sweet card just made my night! (And I've had a great night, so that's saying something.) Plus the ribbon, twine, and button... You make me happy!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Arlene said...

Oh my...this is absolutely beautiful! Love all the details on this card. Just gorgeous! I especially love all the different types of embossing used! :)


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful! Like all the embossing of your wonderful turtle card. I use to help with the rescue of Sea Turtles when I grew up on E coast of FL.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love all the texture on your turtle great job with the embossing folders. You gave me some great ideas! TFS.


Stephanie said...

LOVE LOVE your card. The embossing is awesome, adds the perfect texture to your turtle. I would never think to as much embossing like you did but I LOVE the way it looks. I am going to give this a shot. And try to be more brave and test things out even if I am not sure about it. Love the ribbon with the twine tied in..fabulous.

Letillia said...

OMG!! This card is Simply Adorable!! Such Talent you have and the fact that you get your girls involved in your craft is AWESOME! I am now a new follower of your blog.

Lisa said...

I absolutely love all the embossing here and that adorable turtle! TFS!

Kate said...

This is absolutely FANTASTIC!! Amber, all that embossing is super! The sea turtle looks amazing!! Great card!