Monday, May 16, 2011

You are bee-utiful!

I have been curious about dabbling in heat embossing for a little while now, but was reluctant to invest any money in it, in case it turned out to be something that sounded more fun that it really was. However, my mom had all the supplies, and was willing to loan them to me for a bit so I could play. All I can say is...uh-oh!!! I LOVE it!!! Can't stop playing with it, so it looks like I have a new addiction!!! Anyway, yesterday afternoon was my first try at it, and here is one of the cards I made!

I am also entering this in the All Things Unity Challenge to ink up stamps you haven't used yet. I have way too many of those, so I should be spending a lot of time on this challenge!

For this card, I used the Unity bee stamp that I got in my Friends with Flair winnings, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and watermark ink, then sprayed Walnut Ink antiquing solution over it. I then used my Tim Holtz distress tool around the edges, matted it in black, and added a sentiment from an older KOTM, and heat embossed it in black. Added some stitching around the edge of the card with my Sew Easy, some inking, a border cut with a Martha Stewart edge punch, and a bit of ribbon.


  1. Nice work! Thanks for the comment on my card...I followed you back here, won't you follow me back?

  2. This is just one fun and fabulous card. Love the colors, details, and techniques. Thanks for playing with us at ATU!

  3. OHHH! I love that bee--I love that you embossed it! BEAUTIFULLY done:) Thanks SOOOOO much for playing along with All Things Unity and joining in the fun!!!

  4. WOOOOW just love this!! And I'm so glad that you got to play with us this go round at All Things Unity!!