Monday, 28 April 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 85: use embossing powder

This is my design card for today's Cheerful stamp pad 85: use embossing powder. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely embossed creations of the rest of the team. This is being sponsored by Stamp on it.

I was asked to make a sympathy card using  one of my favourite stamps -  this Penny Black sparklers one. I inked with Brilliance pearlescent purple, randomly stamping around the edge with just parts of the stamp, then using the whole stamp off centre. The sentiment stamp was from Hobbycraft. I used clear embossing powder to heat everywhere, then brushng in from the edges of the card and lightly over the main image with dusty concord distress ink.

This is also for:

Red carpet studio 68: the heat - inspired by the movie - heat embossing
4 crafty chicks 191: embossing
Sweet stamps monthly technique: embossing
Simon says Wednesday challenge: clean and simple
Hanna and friends 195: favourite colours - lilac/purple
Cards galore April: creating with colour - include your favourite colour
Lacy sunshine 32: use your favourite colour combination - lilac/purple
Aurora wings 2: monochromatic
613 avenue create 69: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Crafting from the heart 16: anything goes
Dazzling divas 22: radiant orchid or anything goes
Word art Wednesday 129: anything goes
Fitztown 32: anything goes
Sister Act 54: anything goes
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April


  1. This is very pretty! I love the way this looks just so soft. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  2. Very pretty color! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck! I hope you noticed we’re having a DT call as well! Be sure to let all your friends know! You can read all the details here.
    FCB DT Coordinator

  3. Beautiful card Hazel, my favourite colour too. it's a very soothing sympathy card.

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  5. Love the embossed image and colour -a perfect sympathy card -thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
    Carol DT x

  6. This is my favourite card of yours! It is stunning. Loving the way you put the edge of the stamp all around the page.
    The image is lovely embossed with that pretty EP.

  7. A lovely calm and simple design Hazel, perfect for a sympathy card.

  8. Beautiful card!Thank you for sharing at Fitztown Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

  9. hi Hazel! fantastic CAS card, luv the embossed look! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  10. love the card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel dt

  11. Such a wonderful card with great embossing. Beautiful! So blessed to have you join our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again for a new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with God's Word in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  12. Beautiful and very elegant card the soft colour.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. WoW, love this card! Very clever to frame it with part of the stamp along the edges. Thanks for sharing your work over at Red Carpet Studios!

  14. What a gorgeous design and fabulous technique, Hazel! Thanks so much for joining our Monochromatic challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  15. This is a fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at AuroraWings. Good luck and I hope we see you again.

  16. Hazel, I'm so sorry, but it has been brought to my attention that although you have used a rubber stamp, embossed, and then added color, it really isn't a "hand colored stamp" as stated in the rules at Aurora Wings, so in fairness to all, I have to delete it. Hope you understand. It truly is gorgeous. xxD

  17. Such a soft and subtle feel. Perfect for a sympathy card, Hazell. Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Favorite Colors" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  18. Congratulations, Hazel! Your beautiful heat embossed card was selected as the random winner for the RCS "The Heat" challenge! Please contact me at for information on how to claim your prize. Thank you so much for playing along with us at RCS!


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