Thursday, June 22, 2023

Emboss like a BOSS! Challenge #354

Hello Ai fans!
Welcome to the newest challenge here on the Art Impressions blog!
Our latest challenge is one we think you'll really like.
You can make ANYTHING in ANY theme you like as long as it has
embossing on it.

We want you to Emboss Like a BOSS!

This can mean dry embossing with a folder or bone tool etc. or wet embossing with embossing powders.
Maybe you'll create you own embossing using dies or die cut images.

We can't wait to see what you make!
We have the lovely Lynn up as our featured designer but before we see her sweet project and video, let's see who won our last challenge, Midnight Snack.

Our Top Spot went to:
#11 Michelle Hoskins

She used sets #5426 Veggie set, #EKK0921 Fairy garden teacup- Mini mushrooms, 
Exclusive freebie mouse and drew in the chef's hat, bowl and teeny salt and pepper shakers.

Please contact Leah at
to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab our badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Our Lucky Random Winner was:
#8 Dori M.
She used 5279 – Be Happy Laugh Lines, 5455 – Birthday Buggy Set
and the 5097 – HM Birthday Set set for the cake and present.

Please contact Leah at
to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab our badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Now, let's take a look at what Lynn has created for you.
She was feeling ambitious and used both wet and dry embossing on her cute tag card.


 I'm so happy to be showing you a fun tag card which I created to kick off Ai's brand new blog challenge which is called "Emboss like a BOSS!". Any embossing will do...including both wet and dry techniques! We will be using both today!

For today's feature card we will be using the adorable Ai Baby Critters Set (5400) which includes several fun birthday critters along with several coordinating sentiments. We will be using many of these sentiments for this card!

Let's get started by stamping and coloring in all of our images using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in the following colors: Blender, Sugared Almond Pink, Pale Orange, Purple, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Persian Green, Lt Gray, Mid Gray, Beige, Mid Brown.

We'll also add some details to the balloons and little elephant using a white gel pen. This is a great way to personalized your images!

Next we will die cut a fun stitched tag from the Ai Tag Stitched Die Set (5132) using some Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock. We will stamp and emboss several sentiments from this set using clear ink and white embossing powder. This will act as a resist for the layer of Distress Oxide Ink (Speckled Egg) that we will be applying over the top of these sentiments. Just be sure to grab a paper towel and wipe off any excess ink that is sitting on top of the sentiments because it will not dry and could rub off!

We will add a bit of a floral border at the bottom of the tag using the Ai Easter Journal Paper Pack (5742). This patterned paper will coordinate well with the coloring we have already done.

Next let's add a bit of baker's twine and a bow to the top of the tag!

Now we can add some texture and dimension to our card using a 3D Geometric Flowers Embossing Folder. We will keep this background in plain white so that the tag remains our focal point!

Finally, we can assemble the card and add a bit of sparkle with some pretty teal colored opalescent sequins!

It's really fun to combine the wet and dry embossing techniques for adding lots and lots of dimension and texture to your cards!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  Have a fun and crafty day!!!

Watch video tutorial here!!!

Baby Critters Set (5400)

Tag Stitched Dies (5132)

Easter Journal Paper Pack (5742)

Signo White Gel Pen

Post-it Labeling and Cover-up Tape


Thank you so much Lynn!

What will YOU create?
Enter below for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice.

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
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✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love if you can, by clicking and commenting on your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Sharon Caudle said...

A huge congrats to the winners, Michelle and Dori!!! Absolutely LOVE your cards!! Janet, your card it so cute!! I love how you used both wet and dry embossing and your video is wonderful as always!

Sharon Caudle said...

Lynn!! I meant Lynn!! LOL! I knew who I was talking to, my fingers just didn't!! So sorry!

Hunky Dory said...

Thank you for picking my number for the random win. I always love participating in your challenges and enjoy seeing all the great entries. Lots of fabulous inspiration from the other contestants and also from your design team. Thank you again!