Monday, March 19, 2018

Challenge #148 - Embossing

Welcome back to the Paper Girls Challenge Blog!  Michele here, and today I challenge you to use Embossing in your project.  Please use either heat embossing or dry embossing, maybe even both!  When I first started to stamp and do paper crafting, what really excited me was heat embossing.  Sadly I rarely pull out my supplies to emboss anymore, and I thought that might be true for many of us crafters. So I challenge you to get out that embossing folder or embossing powder and put them to use!

Challenge #148 - Embossing

Here's one of my favorite embossing projects. I heat embossed a background stamp with white embossing powder.  I then colored it with watercolors.

I look forward to seeing your creations!

Please welcome our guest designer for this challenge:

Maria Fischer

Guten Tag! My name is Maria Fischer and you might know me as maria f. or rieslingmama which is the name of my blog and Instagram.  I'm a Michigan gal but live  in German wine country! I've been making cards for over five years and although my style tends to be all over the place, my favorite cards are CAS ones. I love techniques too and used a couple variations on dry embossing for today's project.

My background panel was dry embossed, and then I gently sponged acrylic paint over the raised areas and around the edges. The smaller pink panel I dry embossed after painting some cardstock pink and giving it a few splatters of gold. And though not embossing, I used one more technique for the stamped image... coloring a rubber stamp with water-based markers and spritzing it with water before stamping!

Thank you so much for joining in our challenge this week, Maria!

Here is some more inspiration from our Paper Girls:
For today's challenge, I finally got out my Topography stamp set from Neat and Tangled. I loved the possibilities with this, especially with my watercolors. The watercolors are the wonderfully opaque Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. And the melon color of the cardstock picks up the very color from in the painted card.

I heat embossed this sunray stamp with clear embossing ink on a white card then used Distress Oxide Inks to color in the background. 

I think one of my favorite techniques is the emboss resist technique.  I stamped my image with the Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used Stampin' Up ink and daubers to color in my image, as well as the background.  I also used black embossing powder on the sentiment. Head to my website to see how my daughter also colored this image.  

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #147:
Marty McGee 

Please send an e-mail to within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here:

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge148 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.


maria f. said...

Such colorful creations, ladies. Thanks for having me with you this challenge. Off to visit the gallery!

Janice said...

Fabulous inspiration from the design team.
Janice x