Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Here's my entry for the 20th challenge from the CCC#3.  You can find the instructions on page 40 of Tim's book.  I chose a very subtle look using the technique (on the 3 larger words) but in person the effect is much more dramatic.  The visual dimension it creates is awesome!  Don't forget to check out the samples shared by the Curiosity Crew and to comment on each one....that's part of the rules!

Ranger:  Pumice Stone distress marker; Jet Black, Red Geranium, Tree Branch, Venetian Orange, Saffron archival inks; Red Geranium, Tree Branch embossing powders

Stampers Anonymous: Good Thoughts stamp CMS085; Burlap, Hearts stencils

Studio 490:  black embossing paste

Sizzix:  Love Print texture fade

Core'dinations:  red kraft core

Misc.: silk ribbon, water color paper, black card stock

On the black card base I used the black embossing paste and hearts stencil; removed the stencil and pinched out the Red Geranium and Tree Branch embossing powders.  Let dry; heat set.  Love the colors together!

Don't forget that you could be chosen as the Curiosity Crew's choice to win a wonderful assortment of goodies from Tim and Mario or you might be the random winner of a $25 gift certificate from this week's sponsor,  The Funkie Junkie!


  1. Hi Susan. Your Valentine card is so pretty! I love your embossed background on the red Core'dinations paper. I also love that mounted on the black cardstock with the embossed hearts. Really great contrast and that shabby bow is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  2. Cool card Susan, I love the texture you have added into your card... great take on the technique too... Thanks for playing along with the CC3C x

  3. Well done, Miss Susan! I love that you used the technique on words. I'm totally doing this in my art journal. Love your layers, love the bow, love everything!

  4. Hiya!!! Fabulous color favorite! Love the watercolored words! Thanks so much for watercoloring with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  5. Love that stamp, and your super cool heart border. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Susan!

  6. Wonderful Valentine card, Susan, and I love that you embossed the embossing paste on your hearts. A technique I'm definitely going to try. Thanks for joining us once again with your lovely creation in the CC3 Challenge.