It's been awhile since I've made a card for an SCS challenge. I loved the "Try A New Technique" challenge posted today called "Inspired by Belleek Pottery". The challenge is to create the look of this pottery by using the negative embossing technique. We were challenged to emboss a piece of white or light colored cardstock with an embossing folder that has the front or top of the folder inked with a light colored ink. I used ivory cardstock and Stampin' Up's River Rock with a Cuttlebug folder featuring butterflies. Here's my card:
The embossed panel was matted on River Rock cardstock and attached to the card base of Blush Blossom cardstock. The sentiment "Thinking of You", from Stampin' Up's Friend to Friend, was stamped in Blush Blossom, die cut with Nestabilities oval die and sponged with Blush Blossom. The oval was attached to a tag of River Rock cardstock cut with Spellbinders Fancy Tags die. To strips of eyelet bordered ivory satin ribbon I added prima flowers and butterflies cut with a Martha Stewart punch in shades of peachy pink cardstock.
It's my birthday today and I think this card suits me to a tee. I love butterflies and love this shades Peachy Pink!!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
It's almost the halfway through January and I'm already behind in my goal of posting to this blog at least once a week. Today I'm posting a number of birthday cards I've recently created for friends and family. The first one was for my friend Bill whose birthday is January 1st. I used Mojo Monday sketch 214 for the layout and designer papers are by DCWV La Creme Stack. The sentiment is from Gina K's Inside and Out stamp set and the finishing touch was a plaid ribbon attached with a medal button with the word "birthday" engraved on it: