2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Challenges, Designer Series Paper, Embossing, Inspire.Create.Challenges

Inspire.Create.Challenge #045

As I am among the many boxes still needing to be unpacked, I am at least set up most of my office/creative space! I was able to create today’s project in this new space and I hope it is an inspiring one! I am trying to get my blogging mojo back. I have been slacking over here!

Today’s challenge comes from Inspire.Create.Challenge blog where I am apart of a design team with amazing women! Our challenges are every two weeks and vary from a theme, color combo or a card sketch. I think it is a great way to get some inspiration and run with it! Join us and link your projects over on the blog by clicking either of the Inspire.Create images!

The theme we worked with this time was embossing! Now there are two types of embossing.


  1. Heat embossing (which I did below): This uses VersaMark ink which is a sticky ink all known for watermarking. Once you stamp with the ink you can add embossing powder and then heat set it. Heat setting uses a heat tool and melting the powder. The powder comes in many colors or you can use clear and double stamping to get the color you want!
  2. Dry embossing: Using a die cutting machine and embossing folders to leave impressions on your paper.

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On my card I used heat embossing, we’ll get more to that in a few! To start I used a Basic Black card base cut to 4 1/4″ by 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. I used a piece of Designer Series Paper that is from the new annual catalog from the Perennial Essence pack. This pack is part of the Perennial Essence suite. This paper is GORGEOUS!!! It is Impressionism style with beautiful flowers and patterns.

The pattern I picked reminded me of a galaxy! Galaxy was so popular in food and clothes not long ago that this felt fun to create with!

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The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper was cut to 4″ by 5 1/4″. I heat embossed on it using VersaMark and the sentiment from Genuine Gems stamp set. I love this set! I used Silver embossing powder. I felt like silver was perfect for a galaxy look! I then punched out some stars, a moon and, small circles with the retired Twinkle Twinkle punch and a large hole punch. I then backed it with some gold foil paper. It was cut to slightly smaller than the DSP (Designer Series Paper).

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I then stapled a piece of the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to the top of the layers before I adhered it down. I adhered it to the card base with liquid glue, my favorite adhesive!

Thank you for stopping by my post today! I hope my card inspired you in some way! Check out the rest of the Design Team by clicking the image below! We would love to see your creations as well, come link up over at the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog!

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Have a great Wednesday!

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Britney Vanderlaan

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