Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

Hey Friends,

First of all, thanks to Smita Satish for nominating me for this blog hop and my apologies to her too as I am very late in posting this post. Looks like I am very late and all creative people are already tagged so can't think of anyone who is not tagged. Let me know if you want to get tagged by me. I will add your name in this post.  

So here I go......

1. What are you working on right now?

I just finished a card which involves DIY embossing with metal charm. I made it for 

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

The neatness and execution of my thought process  are two things which make them different.

3. Why do you create what you do?

I make cards and stuff because I love it. It is a pure passion and my high-way to happiness. It gives me that inner peace and keeps me sane. 

4. How does your creative process work?

I generally don't plan much. I allow my thoughts to take their own shape. I just help them to express by selecting proper supply like stamps, colours, establishments etc.

I did some posts(as a guest DT) about how I think about my designs.
You can check them here and here  to know more about my though process.

Here is the card...

Virginia creative... and I remembered doing this here before. Please check it there are more experiments I did with DIY embossing. I did not have blog that time so used to post everything on my fb page Periwinkle Creations.

close up :

Supply :

I use a very sturdy metal charm which can stand pressure of big shot. I use brown embossing pad, thick cs and charm to get impression. Cover the raised part with versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Apply some water and distress ink to colour de-bossed part...the clear ebossing will resist the colours. I splatter different pigment ink reinkers with tooth brush and heat emboss them with clear powder to create that multi colour panel.  

I also experimented with wrapping a thin metal wire around an old credit card and using it for embossing.


Hope you will also try some other materials to emboss. If you do please share...would love to see it!

Linking this card for Virginia's challenge. 

Hope you enjoyed the post. 


  1. Always in awe to see your thought process and execution play :) Awesomely executed cards!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This truly IS creative, Neha! Your metal embossing is so unique and definitely one-of-a-kind! The ornate and details are astounding! It takes one to find the creative ways to use them. You sure did just that! I am happy that you step out the comfort zone and took this innovative approach. So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

    1. Thank you so much, Virginia! It means a lot...:)

  3. the way you stretch your thoughts n Use ur supplies so creatively....the card and technique both are fabulous ...TFS !!

  4. What a creative way to emboss! Beautiful card!

  5. Wow ,Very innovative ! Never heard of charms being used for dry embossing ,Fab results !


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