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Friday, May 25, 2018

Emerald Creek Dare Guy Style

Hello there! I am a guest designer for the Emerald Creek Dare blog this month. The challenge is to create a Guy Style project. 

I decided to go for a motorbike themed card.

I will show you the step by step. Lots and lots of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies were used. 
I used two stamps and 10, yes TEN different embossing powders! 

Here the process of how I made my card:

I inked the top half of my card with my embossing ink dabber, and heat embossed with Northern Lights embossing powder from the Allure range. Next I inked a strip along the middle, again with my dabber, and heat embossed it with Dirty Sand from the Baked Texture selection. And last but not least I inked the bottom part and used the Rocky Road Baked Texture granules to create my asphalt. The pics don't do any of it justice as you cannot feel how real this feels and looks!

After it all cooled down I stamped a skyline with the Aldergrove and Summer Camp stamps. I used a permanent ink as that is suitable for stamping over non porous surfaces like heat embossing. After the ink dried I "coloured" over each tree with an embossing pen. I did tree by tree as I used various embossing powders to "paint" my trees. I used Forrest Folliage and Ammo Camo from the Allure collection and Vintage Ivy from the Era range.

I love how they made these trees come alive!

I die cut and dry embossed the motorbike and then took my embossing pen again to "paint" it. The fenders and gas tank are Hammered Metal from the Era granules, the seats are done with Mercury Rising from the Allure powders and the rusty bits... you guessed it, I did those with Chunky Rust Baked Texture. I tell you, once you played with all these... you wonder how you ever did without them!!!

I glued my paper doll and stuck my bike on the card and for the sentiment I used a Tim Holtz embellishment that I "antiqued" with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture granules. 

And voila, you have a guy style card!

 Thank you for stepping by and taking the time to have a look.

Take care and keep your craft on.



  1. FABULOUS! Such a wonderful card, the background itself looked awesome and then adding those variegated trees made it even better! Love the super cool motorbike (and I have my sights on that mercury powder now...) love this Freddie!! Super guy card!

    1. Thanks so much my dear friend! I really appreciate your encouragement. It always makes my day. Xox

  2. Wow! Absolutely stunning! Those embossing powders look fantastic. I would never have thought of using an embossing pen to paint with, what a great idea. Thank you for the tutorial with this too.

    1. Thank you so much my lovely. Your encouragement keeps me going xox