Saturday 12 January 2013

ATCAS #4 - Embossing

Good morning and good weekend!

As these lines are being posted, a fantabulous days will be starting... The first Scrapbookers in Greece will have started in Athens!!!! Woohoo!!! I'll tell you everything about that in another post, after they day has finished :o)

So, back to the main reason of this post... Today is the day for the first ATCAS challenge for 2013!

The card I made for this challenge:

Based on the code word: embossing:

For this card, I did two different embossing techniques. The first one is the sentiment - a simple heat embossing with black ink and clear embossing powder to make it pop out a bit.

The second one is the white flowers with the green background - dry embossing for the faux letterpress technique.

The heart is wood veneer which I painted red with Promarkers and the used Glossy Accent. I actually added it after I had finished the card, because the card seemed too plain and needed something more. I think the heart does the trick, would you agree?

I hope you like it!

So why don't you come over at Addicted to CAS to get inspiration by the design team and play along with us?

We have an awesome sponsor again for this challenge. Please let me introduce you to 


Uniko Studio is a small company based in the North East of the UK. Uniko Studio specialises in surface pattern design & clear stamps for the hobby market. Uniko Studio will feature high quality photopolymer stamps designed & manufactured here in the UK, and if things go well we will branch out into other crafting supplies.

Since starting & graduating from Cleveland College of Art & Design, with a first class honours (BA) degree in Textiles & Surface Pattern Design I knew that my new path in life would be a creative one. Since a young girl I have been creative & I have enjoyed the hobby of making cards for as long as I can remember! During the final stages of my degree I focused my projects on designing clear stamps for the hobby market with a clear focus of starting the company once I graduated.

So here I am.. Uniko Studio! I hope you will join me on this adventure & enjoy the NEW stamp designs from Uniko Studio.

Beverley has been kind enough to offer a fabulous prize - 

This gorgeous digital collection is up for grabs AS WELL as your choice of 3 x digital paper collections!!!

To be in the running to win this wonderful prize, please do not forget to check our challenge rules HERE.

We'll be waiting for you!


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Unknown said...

Great card Natasha. Love you've used both types of embossing.

Karen x

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow the faux letterpress is amazing - your card is so beautiful!

Patrice said...

That faux letterpress looks terrific, love the little flowers. Gorgeous card Natasha!

Anonymous said...

Yep love the heart gives it a little pazazz ! Love your style as you know and this is another beautifully crafted and inspirational card Natasha.


Kylie said...

The heart certainly is the icing on an unbelievable cake, Natasha! Your embossing is wonderful and the whole card is just so pretty! xx

Loll said...

Hi Natasha. I love, love, love the colors you've used for this card. Beautiful turquoise - and it looks fabulous with the pop of red. The faux letterpress technique is awesome. Love the twine and button detail. Loll xx

Sue said...

Fab embossing, Natasha and the pop of red looks great! Sue x

Florence said...

Happy New Year Natasha! Fabulous card. Loooove the colour combo.
Crafty Hugs, Florence xx

Irini said...

simply gorgeous!!!!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. love the shade of green with the white flowers. x

Christine said...


I always LOVE your cards, your style is just what i like!
In this case i adore your use of color and shape. Thanks so much for sharing!


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