Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Serendipity Blog Challenge - Best Dress

Hi and welcome to the Serendipity Blog Hop Challenge!  Today the design team was asked to create a project using heat embossing.  Well with all the hot days we've been having this summer - one dog day after another - I figured this one was no sweat!  Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if I could heat emboss without even turning on my heat gun!   Although tempted to try this just to see if it was possible - my practical side advised me to stay in the cool air conditioning! 

Embossing is a great way to highlight all the beauty in a detailed stamp.  I love this nostalgic image called "Best Dress".   I  stamped on rustic cream paper and embossed it in gold.  I cut out the image with a die, and then fussy cut the solid piece under it to keep the focus on the stamp.

I hope you'll visit the other design team members and see what they've come up with for this challenge.  Just click on their names below (listed in alphabetical order) to jump to their blogs.


Sue Eldred (on vacation this week)

Thanks for having a peek and STAY COOL!

Jeanne

Best Dress

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Best Dress
Paper:  Pink Paislee Nantucket Collection "Oyster Bar", Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Berry Sorbet
Embossing Powder:  Zing! Gold
Mulberry Rose:  The Ribbon Reel
1" Wired Pink Organza, Double Face Pink 7/8" Satin, 1.1/5" Crochet Trim The Ribbon Reel. Pearls and netting accents Hobby Lobby
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Rectangles

11 comments:

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. Your embossing adds the most elegant touch.

Pauline said...

So beautiful Jeanne, I love the lacy trim, pretty papers and fab embossed image, just gorgeous!

Christina said...

The gold embossing really brings out the detail of that beautiful stamp. Your embellishment choices are gorgeous, as always! Hope you get some relief from the heat soon. :)

Amy Cokley said...

Great card! I would have never thought of using that image with embossing but it looks fabulous!

Cathy Weber said...

That is a beautiful card Jeanne...love the elegant touch the gold embossing adds to your card, The beautiful bow and that added touch of pearls were just the right elements to add even more elegance to your card. You had me laughing at the vision of you embossing in the heat with no embossing tool. Let me know how that goes!

Miriam said...

Such an elegant card! Your rose and bow are so delicate and feminine!

Sharron said...

The dress image looks so lovely & elegant done in gold embossing! Love how you added the layer of pink behind it. The bow & lace look fabulous and the pearls are a fantastic accent!

Lisa S. said...

I agree with everyone, the embossing does add an elegant touch. This is a wonderful image and you've showcased it well. Beautiful card Jeanne!

Marevka said...

Очень изысканно!! Изящная открыточка!!

Kristine said...

HI Jeanne! Beautiful card! You are so funny... yes, i think I might be able to "heat emboss" w/o my heat gun here too! It's been mid-90's in Central Oregon. Too warm for me! Anyways, lovely job with this vintage image.
Hugs,
kris

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne! Love the gold embossed image! Looks so elegant! The PP DP is oh so pretty ;)