Poster Tidings Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Stamp of the month Blog Hop! This month's stamp from Close To My Heart is "Poster Tidings" and is available exclusively through your Close To My Heart consultant from September 1 - 30, 2013. This month, you can receive this stamp set for $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Darla's blog - Crafting is Contagious. If you have come from Scraper's Therapy with Amber, then you are in the right place!

Now, without further's my project:

I have been wanting to get out my embossing powders and this large Christmas stamp gave me the perfect opportunity. If you have never worked with embossing powder, you are really missing out on some crafty fun! I like to think of it as grown-up glitter!

To emboss an image, first you stamp the image with Versamark ink which is colorless, but sticky. Can you see the faint outline of the stamped image in the lower right side of the picture below? That is what it looks like when you stamp with Versamark. Not too exciting, right?

But wait! Sprinkle on a little Silver Embossing Powder and shake it off -- just like you used to do with glitter. Viola! You now have a silver outline of the stamped image. 

But wait there's more! The final step is where the magic really happens. All those little specks of powder melt and merge together when you blow it with a craft heater. The grainy image becomes smooth and shiny. Isn't that fun?

I finished the card off with a flower and baker's twine from the Ruby Mini-Medley Assortment and a little Silver Shimmer Trim.

Your next stop on our "Poster Tidings" hop is 4 Hearts Scrapbooking with Jennifer.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Darla at Crafting is Contagious
  2. Amber at Scrapper's Therapy 
  3. Rebecca at Show Me Scrapping (you are HERE)
  4. Jennifer at 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  5. Janna at The Creative Princess
  6. Pam at Pam's Crafty Creations
  7. Michelle at My Creations With Michelle
Thanks for hopping along with us. We hope we were able to inspire you.

Keep Creating!