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Friday, February 7, 2014

February 7th: Embossing Projects #12 & 13

Happy Friday,

This week we are exploring embossing powders.  I have been so inspired by the My Creative Life students as they post their goals and creative statements.  One of the goals that is often stated is to try new things.  So I added that to my list this week.  While there are many different ways to use embossing powder...there are not that many techniques.  So I choose to use it on black paper this week, something I have never done before.

I should also mention that life got in the way a bit this week.  I was only able to create a small scrapbook page and card.  I guess I should not use the word 'only'.  Anytime I am able to get time in my craft room that is a success for me.  I know it is not to be taken lightly. :)  I will still be creating my ATC card and I will post it when it is done.

Project #12-Happy Birthday
Other then Halloween I have never made a black card.  I do really like how it turned out, but I am not sure it feels happy enough to be a birthday card.  I also used an unopened jar of embossing powder.  That is always a bonus.

Supplies:  Card stock, stamps (Stampabilites and Just Rite Stampers), dies (Spellbinders and Just Rite Stampers), embossing powder (Ranger), ink and Dew Drops.

Project #13
I also completed the 1st page of my son's black belt album.  It is a small album (5x7)....a size I enjoy working with.  It keeps the pages simple and easy to create.  I used a stencil for the embossed areas.  Again a new technique for me.  I really like how it turned out.  Even better....I had yet to use the stencil.  I am really starting to love using all these 'new' supplies. :)  I think I could find something new to use each week for the rest of the year.

Supplies: Stencil (Club Scrap), card stock, embossing powder (white), ink, pattern paper and stickers.

So tell me what you think.  Do you like working with black?

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Dylan looks so powerful in his black belt testing photo!! :-)

    1. I know...it is my favorite picture from the test.

  2. I seldom work with black but I discovered that sometimes black can give an elegance or make the colors used pop. I enjoyed looking at your projects and I like the birthday card. Done on black it has an elegance that I don't think it would have had with a different color. :-)

    1. Thank you Myoriah. I was fun to work with black and I know I will use it a lot as I complete my son's black belt album. :)

  3. There is a market for most everything these days. Some Goth or Emo person may think that your black birthday card is just the right thing bordering on a little too cheerful. Ya never know

  4. I haven't worked with black yet but I think your card is elegant, very pretty! LOVE your son's photo and I'm sure his album is going to be terrific! Try to keep up with the class while learning all this new stuff too.

    1. I meant to say that I'm TRYING to keep up with the class while learning all this new stuff. LOL