Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MIM #131: Striped Embossing

Betsy Veldman showed us how to stripe our embossed sentiments.
When she did it, everything looked easy. 
I just happened to have an idea for this challenge that I found hard to give up!
The finished product is NOT my first try.
Nor is it my second (or 3rd, etc.!)
I wanted to do a Halloween card.
Also a one layer, as Betsy did in her video.
Add to that a blackboard effect.
Throw in this week's challenge of triple embossing, and by evening of the first day,
all I wanted to do was leave the cave!
Wanted a candy corn effect on the Halloween, done with Headline Alphabet (PTI).
Problem 1: Not all Zing powders stick when applied to stamped card stock.
Problem 2: Much easier to pick a large image that is not in 9 pieces!
Not one to give in, I continued. 
Using phrases from Trick or Treat stamp set and Bubble Talk, I assembled my 'blackboard'.
Needed a bit of silly, so out came the web and spider from Mr. Bones.
Had to begin again, needed the spacing for said elements.
Not done.
Autumn Acorns to the rescue! Not happy with them stamped (chalked) in white.
Do over, this time in color.
Finally am I happy? Not really. 
But it is one layer, and the embossing IS striped.
Sort of a 'Shabby' Silly Halloweeny card. 
Good to keep around to remind me to KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid!)
Betsy, from me to you, wish I could be a fly on your shoulder to behold your genius at work!


  1. I am glad you persevered Nancy - this card is delightful! Love the candy corn colors for the striped embossing!

  2. Oh, I loved your story Nancy...I neglected to mention on my card that it was my third attempt also...ha ha...I would love to be the second fly with you in Betsy's room!! and I too agree about the zing powder...not really all that keen on them...some seems to not stick that well and emboss smoothly...it doesn't fill in all the space...oh well, I am very happy you persevered also because I think it achieved what you wanted and it is delightful! congrats on hanging in there!

  3. Great card Nancy! Kudos on the perseverance. Love the candy corn striped embossing and I always like to see the blackboard technique. Great job.

  4. This is so fun Nancy~I love the chalkboard effect and striped embossing!

  5. Oh my stars...candy corn on the chalkboard!!! It is awesome!! I love this!!

  6. Good girl for not giving in! I am not even going to try :) the end result is amazing sure does not look like a one layer! I agree this is awesome. Sorry you had such a hard time.

  7. You did an awesome job! Totally love this!

  8. Oh, my! This chalkboard Halloween card is awesome! So glad you hung in there to finish it :)

  9. Nancy you are incredible! I LOVE what you created and the back story! I am almost afraid to try! I am still trying to pick a stamp as we head into Wednesday! Lol!

  10. So glad you stuck it out Nancy, as I think the end result is AMAZING!! :0)

  11. Love how the candy corn stripes came out. Those MIM tutorials are tricksy - they're never as easy as they look!

  12. Awesome! Congrats on the FB shout out!!

  13. So cute Nancy! I love your chalkboard technique for this super fabulous card!

  14. Your proces sounds like a horror story! But the result is fabulous!!

  15. Glad you stuck it out, this is a great Halloween card! The end result turned out great!

  16. Your card is gorgeous, despite the toil and trouble it caused and all! Glad you stuck to it!

  17. This is right up there with Betsy - so perfectly executed. My fave detail - you reminded me of candy corn. Love the stuff but it has never found its way to Germany.


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