Hello and Happy New Year!
After reading about Darnell's new blog starting on the 10th and noticing a new challenge to me that she entered that asked for embossing, I am entering a card I had just finished to the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 131. The card has both dry and wet embossing. Sorry about the photo, it's the shiny silver paper's fault. lol
Recently I found this great idea on Splitcoaststampers and realized I had most of the supplies she used. So I CASED Melissa Kerman's Impressions of Tarnished Foil. I followed her instructions pretty well and I highly recommend watching her video. Changes I made include using a piece of Silver Foil paper from My Favorite Things for the base of my focal point. That was first stamped several times with VersaMark using a tree from Stampin' Up!'s Lovely as a Tree set, than heat embossed with several colors of powders: Stampin' Up!Copper, Ranger Gold and Liquid Platinum. The embossing folder and die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix called Birch Tree were next. More heat embossing was done randomly over the birch tress. Finally, the black Stazon Jet Black ink was rubbed on to highlight the texture from the die (I had used a rubber mat) and the embossed area. I cropped the best part of the project, added part of the deer from Memory Box Standing Deer Oval Frame and started matting. The first mat is more of the silver paper, the second is SU Baked Brown Sugar all placed on a top folding card of Basic Black. The whole project took quit a while-one evening and part of the next day, but all was worth it. Whew! I really like the card. No sentiment inside yet, however I have need for masculine cards coming up.
Also I am adding my card to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 271, although it might not be considered a holiday card.