Monday, 11 June 2018

Make My Monday #73 - Emboss resist

Good Morning, i hope you all had a good weekend, we had some lovely weather. 

Its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday  The theme this fortnight is


My first thought was to dig out my flower stamps but on having a look in my stamp stash found my set of sea themed stamps by chocolate baroque, so went with a sea/water background. 

I first stamped the shells and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, i then die cut into a hexagon and coloured with distress inks in blues and greens.  I added some water drops,dabbed with tissue to remove some of the ink to add 'bubbles'  

I then added to a white card base cut into a hexagon.  I then die cut a hexagon frame, stamped the greeting and added with foam tape.  I die cut 3 seahorses & 'seaweed' from scraps of card coloured with brusho's & pixie powders.

I stamped the anchor and heat embossed with a black glitter embossing powder and cut out.  I stamped the starfish 3 times onto orange card and cut out.  I then arranged them all.

Close up, i added glossy accents to the bubbles on the background, enamel drops & touches of glitter glue to finish. 

The background before i added everything else, you can clearly see the water drops here. 

Items Used:
Chocolate Baroque stamps - seashell collage
Craft stamper magazine stamp - starfish
Cheerylynn seahorse dies
Spellbinders foliage die (seaweed)
Stitched hexagon dies
Tim Holtz distress inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio,  peacock feathers, salty ocean

We look forward to seeing what you come up with at Make my Monday

I hope you all have a good week. Emma

I'd like to enter this:


  1. your card is so clever arranged, teamie!

    Hugs and Kisses from Germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. Absolutely stunning such a vibrant card
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. Fantastic ! Love it !
    Pam x

  4. Oh WOW Emma this is stunning; so much hard work in it. Well done you :-)

  5. I absolutely love this creation it's so magical with all the colourful underwater sea life creatures ... wonderful! Steph x

  6. That is gorgeous, a lot of die cutting and stamping but so worth it for the result x

  7. Gorgeous card hun. I love Chocolate Baroque stamps. Love Dawn x

  8. a gorgeous card Emma Kate x

  9. love the background and shape of your card, the stamped die cut and fussy cut images, bring your card to life and add dimension

  10. An other wonderful card. Jxx

  11. Stunning hexagon shaped card Emma, what a fab background and beautiful details, love it x

  12. Gorgeous card Emma hugs Kathy x

  13. Wonderful card Emma, love anything to do with the sea

  14. Smashing card thanks for sharing x

  15. Very beautiful. The background is gorgeous. And I love the die cuts!

  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for entering the TIMI challenge!

  17. Wonderful creation! Thanks for entering the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge :)

  18. Absolutely gorgeous card Emma, love it all. May have to pinch some ideas from this as want some nautical cards for my Charity box but I think something like this would go down great to. Your such an inspiration, big hugs Kirsty. x


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