25 September 2012

Wet and Dry Embossing Idea

Susan has been busy embossing again. Isn't this a fantastic Halloween card.  Visit Susan's blog as she explains how to use your stencils with embossing powders that is how the wonderful cat was created.

Keep your wonderful ideas coming the DT is enjoying seeing all the different embossed creations.
Remember there is a fantastic prize on offer from our sponsor the Sticker Store.

20 September 2012

An Email Entry from Patricia

Now this is truly an embossed card.  This is an email entry from Patricia.

15 September 2012

A little half way inspiration for our Embossing Challenge

Susan has been busy with her Big Shot, dies and embossing folders to create this beautiful card.
The papers are all Stampin Up, sentiment is a rub-on and the flowers are shop bought.  Find out more detail about this wonderful card here on Susan's blog.

Merry has created the birthday embossed section of this card by arranging chipboard letters on her Cuttlebug 'B' plate then covering with the layer of green craft foil (metal sheeting), then her tan embossing mat, next the 'C' plate.  Ran it through the Cuttlebug and then sanded the embossed letters with an emery board.  Check out Merry's blog for more details.

We have already had some terrific embossed creation entries for our Unstampabelles Challenge #15  However, the Design Team is keen to visit some more amazing creations.
Our embossing challenge runs until 28th September.

03 September 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge #15 - Embossing (No Stamps)

Oh wow....you certainly like your paper flowers and we were given so many varieties to look at.  It was terrific to see so many quilled items this month and hope to see more of them in the future.  Thanks so much everyone for joining in the fun of our Paper Flower challenge.  You have given the Design Team a lot of work to do this month just choosing one favourite from 90 entries.  It took a lot of thinking and debating but we have decided on one Design Team Favourite and that is:

As you can see, I think, Donna has incorporated every type of paper flower into her wonderful creation.  Please be sure to visit Donna's blog 'Bearly Mine Crafts' to see the list of punches she used to creation this amazing wreath.

Drum roll please....... the randomly drawn winner of our fantastic prize donated by the Blue Edge Crafts is:

89 Manu 

Random numbers generated Sep 2 2012 at 14:57:2 by www.psychicscience.org  

Manu, please email Merry with mailing details for your prize.


Challenge #15 - Embossing 
We would like to see all your paper creations using embossing.
Remember no stamps (rubber or digital).  

We have had an amendment to the rule concerning sentiments.  You can read about the change in detail in this post here.  You can read all of our rules here.  This is how the rule reads now:- 

Sentiments - are restricted to the use of, at most, four (4) words only.  The sentiment is not to be the focal point of your creation.  We applaud the use of rub-on's, stickers, punched/diecut letters or handwriting.  Stamps may be used but not encouraged.

This month our fantastic sponsor is Sticker Store.  They have kindly donated a wonderful prize.
The business is located in Adelaide, Australia but their shoppers are from all over the world. Sticker Store have no shops or showrooms to visit so, buying directly on-line from them helps keep their overheads low and the savings get passed on to you.
Plus 10 sheets of acetate which don't show up too well in a photo.


The Unstamapabelles Design Team have dug out their embossing folders/plates and used some interesting techniques to create their inspirations for you this month.

Cathy has run pearl paper through her embossing folder then brushed the raised sections with gold ink to give this sparkly effect.

Cathy has also shared a clean and simple version on the above card.  Again she has used pearl paper but not added any gold ink and only one layer of cardstock was used.

JanR has used her embossing on some Kraft-Core cardstock and then sanded it to enhance the background of her card.

Lauren has used two different embossing folders on her card creation and has rubbed ink across the raised areas to create this elegant card. Can you believe that the majority of this card was once a cereal box!

Merry has used a technique called Embedded Embossing.  Layer stickers, punched/diecut shapes etc on a piece of cardstock. All the embellishments should be adhered then run it all through your embossing folder and matts them altogether.  Merry has used the animal stickers from the Sticker Store and punched leaves to the scene below.

Sarah has used two different embossing folders for her card.  Then "glazed" the little circles with her clear embossing powder and heat gun.

Stacie has made this wonderful tag using the Shadow Embossing technique. 

For shadow embossing you run your die cuts through your machine with an embossing folder (a random pattern is best like dots) and then shift the paper a little in the folder and run back through. It is hard to see in Stacie's example because she has covered it with glitter! A darker paper with some sanding might look better.

Beth has used a Spellbinder M-bossibilites folder for the background.  The tree is another embossing folder which Beth has used her Copics to colour and added the little punched flowers with pearl centres.

****Remember no stamps (rubber or digital).****

02 September 2012

Rule Amendment - Sentiments

We have made a slight change to the rules here at Unstampabelles.

Our biggest challenge has been sentiments.  When we first started we allowed them to be added and to be stamped but found that stamped sentiments were becoming a focal point.  Not something we wanted to encourage at Unstampabelles which is all about paper manipulation.  So then we changed the rules to no stamps at all rubber or digital.  However, we have been finding it hard to determine if a sentiment has been stamped or not.  This rule also has disqualified a lot of wonderful paper creations that happen to have one or two words on them.

So the rule has been changed to:

Sentiments - are restricted to the use of, at most, four (4) words only.  The sentiment is not to be the focal point of your creation.  We applaud the use of rub-on's, stickers, punched/diecut letters or handwriting.  Stamps may be used but not encouraged.

Here are some examples of sentiments we like to see:

Die cut, punched or electronic cutting machine.

Cut out letters from alphabet sheets or magazines.


Rub on.

A bit of bling.