Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #86 - Emboss It

It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.

Today I have used the super cute Brittany Digital Stamp by Nikki Burnette, one of our generous sponsors this week.

I cut the tree layers using the Hansel and Gretal cut file byErin Doran from the Silhouette Design Store using my Silhouette Cameo machine.  I cut "Hansel & Gretal" out from the top layer and the little house from the middle layer, adding some more grass to it instead.  I punched out two strips of grass using a border punch to add more layers to fill the little hill around Brittany's feet.

I added lots of texture by dry embossing the tree trunks with a stylus and woodgrain texture plate.  This photo shows the back of the tree trunks as I embossed them, I moved the trunks around so that the grain was going in the right direction for each one.  Once the embossing was done, I lightly brushed each layer with Distress Ink to accent the texture.

I stamped and heat embossed stars on the background with clear embossing powder.
Initially I stamped the cluster of stars from the stamp set but found that they were too close together, so I placed the "loose" stars onto a block and randomly stamped them over the background.

I coloured Brittany with Copic markers (details of colours used listed below).

... and one last photo of the card.  This flat view shows the texture of the dry embossed trees and the shine of the heat embossed stars.

Silhouette Cameo
American Crafts Textured Cardstock - 100 sheet value pack
Copic markers - face & skin - E50 E51 E53 E93
Copic markers - eyes - G07 G46
Copic markers - lips - R56 R85
Copic markers - hair - G40 G43 G46
Copic markers - clothes & hat - BV01 BV02 BV04 BV08
Copic markers - shoes & hat rim - C1 C3 C5 C7
Copic markers - stars on clothes & hat - Y06 Y08
Copic markers - pumpkin - Y35 Y38 YR04 and stalk YR27
Copic markers - book - E37 E35 W1 W2 R46
Fiskars - Texture Plate - Woodgrain
Fiskars - Embossing Stylus
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs
(to accent the woodgrain embossed texture)
Winnie & Walter - stamps - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti
WOW! Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss Super Fine
American Crafts - Zap! Embossing Heat Gun
Fiskars - Border Punch - Grass
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Foam Dots

Sending a big Thank You to Nikki Burnette for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for sponsoring Challenge #86 with the Crafty Gals Corner.


I am going to enter my card in the following challenge

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Work It Wednesday July 2016
The challenge this month is to use the August Birthstone, Peridot.
Brittany has long luscious locks of green hair.



  1. Tracy, it came out really great, love what you have done with the trees & the colouring. {{{{{{@-)}}}}}

  2. Looks great. I love the dry embossing you did. Very effective.

  3. Love this! Light against dark...great idea.


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