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Heat Embossing and Watercoloring

Heat Embossing
           You must be wondering if you landed on my blog  ...since this card is  in a style entirely different from my usual die cut laden creations! 
           I am challenging myself to try different styles + use craft supplies that are lying unused and unloved .
        I made my card in purple to support Becca's Hop to Stop Domestic Violence Awareness campaign...I felt the global theme for the card was appropriate since Domestic Violence  is an issue not just limited to one country but the whole globe
Heat Embossing
         The beautiful golden globe is a stamp I got as a freebie with a craft magazine and this is the first time I inked it and heat embossed in gold! In keeping with the  global travel theme I wanted the card to portray , I  added a gorgeous bronze compass charm I had been hoarding for ages!
Heat Embossing
            Stamped and heat embossed more clocks and gears on the other corner of the card and added a splattering of gold and silver sequins. The gorgeous sun sequin is also something I had been hoarding for ages...I confess I am a hoarder crafter and find it very difficult to "use" things!... trying hard to get out of that habit!
Heat embossed card
         I followed the sketch from the W& W Challenge to make this card.. though I hardly ever make cards based on sketches; this time it was fun and liberating!
         I had first stamped the images on white ivory card stock but it looked too dull so later decided to create a water colored background using seedless preserve distress ink

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card...definitely not your usual style...but just as beautiful...
    I am in love with that compass charm...its stunning...

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  2. gorgeous purple gold card DR Sonia.. :).. you incorporated watercoloring and heat embossing perfectly.. Love it

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  3. A different style indeed Sonia...I love the gold embossing and the purple of course! :)
    Suchi xx

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  4. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    LOVE your watercoloured background, LOVE your heat embossing & sequins too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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  5. love the purple and gold Sonia, I have the same stamp set....lying un-inked still :)

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  6. The gold heat embossing is super pretty. What brand of gold embossing powder did you use? I have Zing emb powder.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. I used Ranger's super fine gold. I also have wow but in gold I prefer ranger.

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  7. Wow you nailed 4 challenges with one card !! Loved the gold embossing on watercolored bg :)

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    1. Yes Pooja...I tried to really Challenge myself!!

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  8. Such a dreamy, loose collage style card!

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  9. perfectly executed card I must say and now I shall try briging out this stamp set im hoarding too :)!!

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  10. Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING that gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. My goodness this is stunning! I love the symbolism behind the images you've chosen. And I must thank you for your heartfelt comment on my blog :)

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  12. I love your gold embossing and that fabulous sun sequin. I would hoard that too but you've pick the perfect card to put it on. Very pretty. (If this is a second post, it is because I couldn't tell if the other one worked.:)

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  13. Love the gold and purple... beautiful card...

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  14. Well - it looks like great minds think alike! Gold and purple are so pretty together. Love the shimmery embossed elements and way to go using up some of those elements that have been lying around. Thank you for continuing to support the Hop to Stop!

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  15. Very nice embossing!

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  16. Don't you just love the creations that come from using all the stuff you have kept but never thought you'd use! Its the just in case pile and it always seems to turn out incredible!

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  17. I can see why you hoarded that charm~it's delightful! Beautiful stamping~

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  18. So beautiful, Dr. Sonia, love your purple background and the colours combo with gold embossing!

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  19. Oh, this is beautiful! Love that gold embossed globe.

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  20. Lovely creation dear..love the background color.. It's gorgeous with all the beautiful embossing! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my endless card..you made my day :)
    Trying to create something for the hop to stop too..

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  21. Quite different from your usual Sonia, but a great project, I really like this one!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  22. Perfect CAS card Sonia and I love the background with the added gold..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. The gold embossing and the embellishments are striking with the purple background.and your card is very elegant.

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  24. This is really nice. It's good to break out of the comfort zone every now and then and try a different look

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  25. Another wonderful card for the Hop to Stop! You have made some beautiful purple cards. I like the gold on this! I really appreciate your support of domestic violence awareness

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  26. May not be your style but you do it very well. Love the card.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  27. All of this gold is just beautiful!
    Take care!
    Micele

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  28. How beautiful! I love the purple and gold together. I love your bronze element too...I had to zoom in to take another look!

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  29. Beautiful!! I love the heat embossed images!! The watercolor looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  30. I adore your design and that bronze kompas really perfect for this card theme
    adorable purple blending color Doc..
    love your sweet card

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  31. Simply beautiful! Love the palette and that gorgeous background! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  32. Another example that you don't need many elements to create a perfect card! It's so beautiful, Dr Sonia!
    Thank youo for sharing with us at BGC!

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