Inspiration Emporium's July Challenge

The challenge for the Inspiration Emporium Team (and YOU!) this month is "Embossing".  The definition for embossing is:

emboss [ɪmˈbɒs]
vb
1. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) to mould or carve (a decoration or design) on (a surface) so that it is raised above the surface in low relief
2. to cause to bulge; make protrude

You can use embossing folders (like the Sizzix Texture Fades), Tim Holtz Distress embossing powders, or maybe you like using stencils with stencil paste to add a raised section to your artwork.  Whatever your preferred method of embossing is, get your mojo working and create an embossed piece to enter our monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars!  Read all about it HERE


I created a business card holder necklace using one of my favorite methods for embossing.  Following are the products and tools I used to create the "necklace":
The Bingo folder from the Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Bingo & Patchwork Set used with my Tim Holtz - Vagabond Machine 
Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold
Inkssentials - Glossy Accents
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Espresso
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Bead Chain
a crown magnet (unknown maker)
cut piece of magnet from a magnet sheet (Michael's craft store)
white cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Tim Holtz non-stick micro serrated scissors
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Espresso


Isn't this a cool way to carry your business cards when you're at the conventions or at a workshop or just wherever you want to have your business cards handy when someone asks "do you have a card?"
Here's the backside of the "necklace" . . .
In this photo you can see when I placed the cardstock in the embossing folder, I only left the flap out of the folder so it was smooth . . .
The business card holder (closed) is approximately 3-3/4" x 2-1/4".  I'm thinking this would be a good place to hide some "emergency" money while at the rubber stamp convention this weekend :-)

14 comments:

Lori said...

It IS a wonderful way to carry business cards! Very creative, and it can say a lot about your art! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Cain said...

Extremely COOL!!!!

Helen said...

What a great idea - and it looks beautiful!

Peggy Alborn said...

It's way fun! You could tuck all sorts of things in there!

CuddlyBunny said...

I love this project! Especially after making "calling cards" for my father-in-law for Father's Day (he's an avid RVer who loves to stay in touch with people he meets On The Road).

Now I know what I can make for him to keep the cards in ... and it will be a whole lot better than the flimsy thing I created!

Thank you! :)

donna said...

Wonderful project. You could fit several credit cards in there. I love the colors and that is one of my favorite embossing folders.

Pam said...

So COOL Sherry! Super idea!

Kaz said...

Love all the gorgeousness xxx

Kaz said...

Love all the gorgeousness xxx

Terri Kahrs said...

Wow, Wow, WOW! LOVE your new pendant!!! You are going to be the hit of the show!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Shelly Hickox said...

Fantastic piece, Sherry! Love it!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this....so Creative and Wonderful!! Great Colors too....

jerseytjej said...

OK, I don't have a need for business cards (yet ;) ) but I sure could use one of these...so freeing for the hands and the colors are right up my alley!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is FANATASTIC! I love the colors and the very fact it's functional as well as a work of art. Excellent piece!