Saturday, November 22, 2014

Layering Stencil:Embossing

Seems hard to believe the holiday are upon us and we have arrived at the 16th - yes 16th - Challenge for the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!  This challenge proved to be a fun one as always!  This time it is sponsored by our friends at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who have a $25.00 gift awaiting one lucky randomly chosen winner!  Tim and Mario have provided yet another "WOW" prize package for the winner chosen by the Curiosity Crew.

All of us at the Curiosity Crew have been so amazed at all the talent out there!  Thank you to each and every one of you who have been participating with us for all the challenges.  Did you know it is never too late to join us?  You can purchase your autographed copy of Tim's Compendium of Curiosity III book here.  The go to Linda Ledbetter's site to learn all about the rules.

This challenge can be found on Page 50 of the Compendium of Curiosities III book.  Here is the project I created for this challenge:


I decided to use the Festive Layering Stencil which went well with the Christmas-themed tag I wanted to create.  Here is the tag before I added all the embellishments:


As you can see, I stenciled the bottom and the side edges of the tag, leaving the center open.
Now to embellish the tag...  I die cut the Prancing Deer from cream card stock and colored it by blending Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks onto the deer.  Then I created two pinecones from brown paper using Tim's Pinecone die.

The "25" embellishment, the bells and ribbon and the "Merry Christmas" came from Tim's Christmas ephemera pack.  After adhering them to the tag, I added a Mirrored Star just above the number "25" and to the bottom right corner of the tag, a Gumdrop to "Merry Christmas" and I cut around the bottom of the bells and attached the bells and ribbon ephemera to the deer's neck.

I also used a Tidings Token that says Christmas Wishes" and attached it to a hand-made chain using jump rings.  The first jump ring is threaded through the knot in a red acetate ribbon bow I made for the top of the tag.  I adhered two die cut pinecones and 3 small "real" pinecones that I had in my stash just above the Tidings Token.

The last piece of ephemera I used was a snowflake that came in the ephemera pack:


There you have it!  This technique is quite simple yet striking.  We hope you will pull out your stash and get to creating!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Susan

46 comments :

  1. Susan this turned out ubber cute! I love the Prancing Reindeer.
    Your chosen stencil sets off the background beautifully. I have
    to say the little pinecones are extra special.. Lovely.

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  2. I thought I was drawn to that glorious retro looking deer but then that little cluster of pine cones had me salivating and then I got all distracted with the shiny shiny bits and couldn't stop staring. This tag is just fabulous!!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration :)
    Lisa x

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  3. Those pine cones just set the whole tag off! Stunning!

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  4. Your tag is so pretty and vintage Susan. I love your mix of real and faux pinecones and the splashes of red from the berries and ribbon. Your prancing deer is beautiful and the stencilling works perfectly. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. I love the background Susan and the tiny pinecones are the perfect accessory. That deer looks amazing too! Such a fabulous tag!! Have a wonderful and very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Great background, and totally love the deer! The mini pinecones and perfect! So festive and fun Susan!!!

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  7. Love the prancing deer with this stencil! I have yet to use either; guess it's time they got some use. December is just days away!

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  8. So pretty with the prancing deer and lovely pinecones!

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  9. The Christmas colours are lovely and those little pine cones at the top are just the perfect finishing touch and they look amazing with that gorgeous red ribbon. Anne x

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  10. I love your Christmas tag!!!! The way you've framed the tag with the festive stencil is perfect. And the prancing deer is a perfect fit!

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  11. Oh fun colors and stencil work... love that stencil... and the reindeer too cute... mini pine cones LOL !

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  12. thank you for sharing this amazing tag! I love your composition and the colors that are so calm and inviting

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  13. Your tag looks very festive, the colours contour up a cold wintery day. Love the ephemera layers x

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  14. Susan, this is such a wonderful tag! I love the color selection, and that prancing deer is my current favorite die of Tim's. I love your mix of pinecones and greens at the top with that pretty red ribbon. And such great composition. Fantastically festive!

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  15. Beautiful Christmas tag, Susan!! Your background is simple and vibrant and all of the layers that you've added are festive and fun!! Love that prancing deer die! Fabulous CC3 #16 inspiration for us, Susan!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  16. Susan...your tag is so pretty! It's very retro-ish and I love that! Your Prancer is darling and I love how you've placed him among all of those lovely layered stenciled berries, greenery and holly branches. All of your ephemera embellishments are perfectly placed and the sweet bow and dangling pine cones at the top are the perfect way to finish off this lovely tag. Happy Thanksgiving! <3 Candy

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  17. Your reindeer is so jaunty! Love the retro feel of this and the way you've topped it off with the greens and pinecones.

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  18. I love that deer die. I need to look into getting it, he is showing up everywhere lately ;)

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  19. Beautiful vintage tag, Susan. Your colors are perfect, as usual and I really love your repeat on the Merry Christmas messaging. Very nice!

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  20. Your tag is beautiful Susan...amazing details and vibrant colours. TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  21. Love love your Christmas tag ! The ephemera goes beautifully with the die cuts and embossed stencilling x

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  22. This is pure holiday delight! Love your stenciling, the layout just perfection! Amazing fun details and vintage goodness!!! WIshing you a Very Happy Thanksgiving and lots of love. Hugs sweets...love ya!

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  23. What a lovely prancing deer, I think I may have to get one of these dies, oh dear! Love the tag

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  24. How wise to leave space so all that beatiful background shows through. Wish I had thought that far ahead on mine!

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  25. Great design Susan - lovely use of the layering stencil and technique. Nikki xx

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  26. Love the retro style of your tag!

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  27. Love that deer! Susan what a great design and love your layered stencil background! Wonderful tag!

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  28. so elegant - love this reindeer x

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  29. Wonderful tag Susan, great embellishing, specially love the little pine cones at the top!

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  30. Beautiful tag Susan! I love that prancing deer with so much confidence. Karen.x

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  31. Love your stenciling and pinecone top.

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  32. Hmmm...this is exactly why I don't look at these until after I've completed my project! You and I look like we took a page out of the same book! Love your tag...you have great taste...you'll see why when I finish my post tomorrow.

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  33. So beautifully done! Fabulous details!

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  34. Stylish tag, I like the crispness of your design.

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  35. fabulous! the background is wonderful and I just love that prancing deer. =)

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  36. this is so lovely!! beautiful and peaceful!! =)

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  37. The layout works really well on this tag, so jealous of how your stenciling turned out. My attempts at multiple coloring was an epic fail, so I had to resort to embossing with a single color to get it to turn out. Need to review the technique, I guess.

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  38. I love how this has come together for a real vintage feel. Jenny x

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  39. You have created the perfect home for that lovely prancing deer. The traditional red and green combo is just stunning here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Your tag is beautiful...I love how you combined all the elements and the background is a great example of the technique

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  41. Your tag is just stunning!! The details are amazing

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  42. Susan, I love your Christmas tag! That prancing deer is gorgeous!

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