Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog- Guest Designer (Week 2)

 Hi and welcome. Today I'm sharing my project for the second week of my guest designing spot over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

The challenge this week is "Things that Fly" featuring American Crafts products. I decided to do a new spin on a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared HERE. She shared a technique where you ink up a wood embellishment and emboss it, creating a faux letterpress. I decided to use VersaMark ink instead so I could do some embossing. It's such a cool effect with the dry embossing. Check it out...

For my first card...

...I used the largest butterfly from THIS wood embellishment pack and covered it with VersaMark ink. I placed it in the center of a piece of watercolor cardstock with washi tape and ran it through my die-cut machine with an embossing mat. I applied THIS embossing powder on top and heat embossed it. It gives a faux foiled look that is so pretty in real life. 

I die-cut THIS die using black cardstock and adhered it over the butterfly. I stamped a sentiment underneath that using black ink and adhered the panel to a black, top folding note card. Here's a closer look...

For my second card...

...I did the same technique but using the smaller wood embellishments in the pack. I stamped a sentiment from THIS set using black ink. I adhered it to the edge of a black note card. Oh, and make sure you use some type of anti-static tool before embossing when trying this technique. 

A closer look...

I also have a bonus card for you! When experimenting with this technique, I fell in love with the embossing powder and wanted to see how it looked on the wood embellishment itself....
 I really like that THIS paper pad has little sentiments that you can cut apart. I used one for my greeting. I added it and the butterfly wrapped with THIS thread on to my card along with a vellum circle cut with THIS die, some epoxy circles, and did some spray misting on a piece of the patterned paper (in the same paper pad).

A closer look at the butterfly...

I just love how the texture of the wood comes through. Pretty. 


American Crafts Wood Butterflies: HERE

Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder: HERE

American Crafts Stitched 6x6 Paper Pad: HERE

Watercolor Cardstock: HERE

SSS Sending word die: HERE

SSS Sending and Wishing Set: HERE

Bazzill Black Cardstock: HERE

HA Gold Metallic Spray: HERE

SSS Stitched Circles Die: HERE

Vellum: HERE

DMC silver thread: HERE

VersaMark ink: HERE

Anti-static pouch: HERE

SSS Fog Cardstock: HERE

ME Basic Set Dies: HERE


Make sure you go and enter your project HERE. You could win...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! 


  1. These are very pretty cards! Love the gold!

  2. ooh these are absolutely GORGEOUS Heather ! I love the gold embossing ! i have these wood veneer butterflies too and will have to CASE these :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Wow Heather, such stunning CAS cards - love the striking design.
    Caryn xxx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous cards Heather!! Such lovely designs and I love the gold embossing!!


  5. Gorgeous butterfly cards, Heather! Thanks for explaining your process - can't wait to try it!

  6. FABULOUS CAS design, Heather! The gold embossing on wood is absolutely awesome!

  7. Fabulous card Heather, the butterflies are stunning - gorgeous with the gold embossing!!

    Heather xx

  8. Wonderful cards Heather! I love the pretty butterflies they are so cute
    Mandy xx

  9. What a great look. Love the butterflies!

  10. Totally gorgeous gold embossed cards, Heather! Thanks for being our guest designer this month! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. hello Heather! oh my, these are amazing...luv those gold butterflies....super! hope you have a fabby weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  12. hello Heather! oh my, these are amazing...luv those gold butterflies....super! hope you have a fabby weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*