Challenge #87–Dry Embossing

The Die Cuts challenge last week was a huge success.  Sentimental Sundays had some gorgeous entries, not only by the Design Team but the entrants were outstanding.  Each time I comment on the cards I am amazed at how many techniques I learn, the number of stamps that people are able to work with, in different and unique ways and how people are now making their own embellishments, such as flowers and tags, rather than buying pre-made ones.

The people who did not have die cut machines managed still to enter the challenge using wonderful punches and putting them together in ways that were stunning.  Thank you to all of you for giving me the pleasure of seeing and learning from your work!.

For this week, DRY EMBOSSING is the challenge.  That means using IMPRESSIONS FOLDERS, or your scoring board or a stylus to make unique designs in your paper.  Sentimental Sunday's wants to see how you can design your paper without INK, without heating tools and without any powders or Versamark Type Sticking agents.   

  Be sure to go back to SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS BLOG on Tuesday to see who the lucky winners of last weeks challenge are!

This weeks sponsor is:

If you want to see Heather’s Etsy Shop, then click here, and check out all of her fabulous digi stamp characters.  They are just as adorable as this popular one above that most of us - Designers - used for our Inspiration cards over at SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS CHALLENGE BLOG.

This weeks winner will receive 3 images from Digi Stamp Characters!

This weeks challenge is:  “Dry Embossing” (plus DON'T FORGET a sentiment)

here is my take on Heather's Digi Image

 This flower was fun!  I took pink paper and punched the edge with a Martha punch and then scored with a SU scor pad 1/4" apart and then folded back and forth over and over.  At the end I glued the pieces together.  Then I pushed the middle onto the table and used a hot gun to hold the middle together.  I mounted it all onto a 1" punched circle of the same color and, of course, as you can see added the bling.

 I used the same Martha punch and color to enhance the top of the card.  The ribbon was simply a twirl, glue, twirl, glue.  The corner is a Martha Emboss Corner.  The Beige is a SU impressions folder that I inked with Tim's Vintage Ink.

 The FRIENDS sticker is from Bo Bunny's new line.  The embossed fleurs are a SU metal emboss/cut folder.  I love these - they work SO well.  The piece of lime green you see running  vertically is an emboss from my cuttlebug.  It is a border impressions folder from Cricut.

 I trimmed my little Heather Ellis darling with the same paper as the fleur and top enhance.  I gave her pockets and a neck thingi (I don't know what they are called.)  And of course, I colored her with my beloved Copics.  The paper you see in the background is from the same new Bo Bunny set.

A better look at the paper (hmmm, why did my ink just go red - crazy puter's!) Maybe to match the bling, her hair pin and the mail post "you've got mail!"

I hope you enjoyed today's post.

LUV Samara

Challenges Entered
if my card applies
One stop Craft Challenge
The Shabby Tearoom
Splendiferous Creations
Do you Stack Up?
Lollipop Crafts
Double Dutch
Crazy 4 Challenges


  1. Thank you for such a gorgeous card Samara, it is rich in beauty and your flower is gorgeous!

  2. Lovely card. Love how you pulled all the elements together. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

  3. Gorgeous card Samara, lots of pretty details, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  4. Samara your card is adorable. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Heart You” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and good luck.


  5. A goregous card. I like the way you have used many different materials and styles for this card.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Let's Craft & Create.

  6. This is a fabulous card, tons of little details and tidbits to look at! Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!

  7. Love all the details on your card, and that beautiful flower. Great card!

  8. Very sweet, Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes
    Hugs Julie P

  9. lovely card, Samara. Love the bright colours and all the details.
    Have a nice week
    Doreen xx

    Hope you are ok

  10. A gorgeous card,love the image.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shop this

  11. oh this is one gorgeous card Hun just love the colours and beautiful detail hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  12. Great card Samara, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  13. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  14. what a bright and wonderful card, Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the Inkettes xx

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  16. Hi Samara

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges a lovely card.
    sadly it will not be entered into the draw as our rule states only 3 entries per person sorry x

  17. Really sweet card.
    Thanks for joining us at InkyImpressions this week.


  18. Wow what a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  19. Oh wow Samara that has to be the biggest list of challenges I've ever seen, well done you.
    Gorgeous card, so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx

  20. Super cute creation and I want to thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  21. WOW look at all that color girlie! :-) So much to look at. You did a great job on the image--very cute! So glad you joined in the fun at Inky Impressions Samara!
    GD Inkette

  22. This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  23. Hi Samara,
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter’s Circle this week with this bright and colourful frienship card. This little sweetheart is fabulous and I really like how you coloured her.I hope to see you again next week for our latest challenge.
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  24. Cute card. Thank you for playing along with Paper Sundaes. Stop by for our new challenge this weekend.

  25. Gorgeous card Samara, I love the colours, so bright and fun!!

  26. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining in The Stamp man challenge and have a great day. Angela


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x