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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shopping Our Stash - Create Your Own Embellishment

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This week's challenge from our team over at Shopping Our Stash should have great appeal to all crafters.  Creating our own embellishments is something that each of us has been forced to do, mostly out of sheer necessity.  So, what a great chance to do it just because...

I chose to create this faux metallic medallion.  I die cut medallion, pressed it into a Versamark watermark pad, coated it with silver embossing powder and thenheat embossed.  I repeated the process but this time, before the melted powder cooled, I pressed a floral rubber stamp into the center to create my design.  I decided not to get too involved in an image for the front of my project since the focal point is supposed to be my embellishment.  The silhouette is a TH stamp 
The Sunflower Stamp and Sentiment on the inside are from Unity Stamp Company's Itty Bitty Stamp Club.  The backing paper is actually the backside of a piece of scrap wallpaper.  I just rubbed Tim Holtz Vintage Photo DI across the surface.  The texture of the paper created a really cool (IRL) look.  It looks like a piece of brown silk.  The wall paper is a silk paper.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will join us this week at Shopping Our Stash!



  1. what a *GORGEOUS* flower! i had to come over here just to find out HOW you did that, and now i'm even more impressed. absolutely love the dimension and shine and texture... i kind of want to get out some embossing powder and stamps just to see if i can do it?! (b/c you make it look easy, which i'm pretty sure it's not, lol!) :)

  2. That medallion looks so cool! Someday I'll try that technique! Loving the aged, vintage look to your card!

  3. Gorgeous, Chana! I love this technique :)

  4. Gorgeous Chana! Add me to the list of peeps inspired to make a medallion now!! Love the vintage feel of your pretty!

  5. What a cool embellishment! I've done this technique before, and the results are amazing.

    I'm always impressed by the insides of your cards, too. Just beautiful!


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