Friday, 5 June 2015

Celebrating with the Runway Girls and a trio of embossing

Tim Holtz Runway stamps

The first Friday of the month means a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and the theme for June is Celebrations. 
My Runway girls were stamped with Sepia archival before watercolouring a little colour, fussy cutting and edging with vintage photo.

Do you ever get asked how to emboss? I always find it a difficult question to answer as we are spoilt with so many techniques. I have used three on this card....
For my base layer I used embossing paste through Tim's flourish stencil and once dry added vintage photo DI.
The middle panel was dry embossed on card treated with gesso and then various brown tones of distress paint. Once dry I took it though the big shot in the embossing folder and then sanded back to reveal the raised surface.
My clock was inked and then vintage photo embossing powder added.

I finished with my sentiment - from the ever versatile simple sayings collections. On a scrap of previously spritzed card I stamped my saying and added a little more vintage photo DI.

Hope you have a reason to celebrate this month!


  1. WOW!!! What a fabulous card!!! Love the earth tones and fantastic design!

  2. Love those embossing techniques Nikki. Your card is simply fantastic and the colors are perfect, love the combination.

    S@ndy xx

  3. Wonderful Trifecta of Embossing Brilliance, Nikki!! I love all of the fun and different embossing techniques you've got going on here!! Completely love your water colored Runway Girls--Tre Chic!! I feel the same way that you do about Simple Sayings--It's my favorite resource for, well, simple sayings! :) Fabulous creation for S@ndy's challenge this month, Nikki! XOXO-Shari

  4. Such a great way of demonstrating the fabulous results you can get with different forms of embossing Nikki. A great card. Jenny x

  5. Fabulous card Nikki and such a innovative way to use those runway girls! Love the different textures you achieved with those different embossing techniques, very clever!

  6. Lovely way to demonstrate different embossing techniques ! And a fantastic result. Love your card and the mix of techniques ! Thank you so much.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  7. Wonderful colours, textures and images Nikki. The whole thing looks amazing

    Chrissie xx

  8. Three great embossing techniques - loving the texture on the clock. The ladies look beautiful on your fabulous on your wonderful celebratory card Nikki ! xx

  9. Such an interesting card to look at! Really beautiful!!

  10. Gorgeous as always Nikki! Love the eroded clock, a great embellishment for your vintage celebration piece. hugs :)

  11. Stunning results, love all the layers and contemporary feel to your card. I don't have this stamp set but every time I see you use it I think it is heading higher up my wish list.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

  12. Fabulous layers, Nikki! The neutral colors and Eroded Metallic technique are wonderful with those lovely Runway Beauties! Great card! Happy Weekend!

  13. Awesome layers and a fabulous detailed card.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Love the runway ladies combined with the clock. A great card Nikki xxx

  15. A gorgeous card Nikki and that eroded clock looks amazing. The stamped ladies are perfectly placed and look very chic.

    Have a lovely Sunday

    Hugs Annie x

  16. Ahhh just loving the close ups Nikki, all that gorgeous and yummy texture.... drool worthy!! :) The stamped girls with sepia and their water colouring matches with the background so perfectly too. Love this!!
    Georgie xx

  17. Wonderful card Nikki, you can never have too much embossing in my book, adds so much interest and texture! Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  18. Love all the depth you get with the torn edges and embossing, delightful card.

  19. Gorgeous piece, wonderful use of neutral palette! BArbarayaya

  20. Wowzer - I adore the layered time background, and you use those Runway women so well. There's a lovely burnished warmth to the colour palette too - great card.
    Alison xx


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