I’m finding I need a kick start here in the New Year to get the card making spree started so I’m taking the challenge I found on my sister Nina’s blog site.
Nina has been using stamps available from the Scrapbook Essentials Store to create some inspiring cards. Will YOU join in and create a card here this week too?
Our Rules for Playing:
Create a NEW project for this challenge.
Be sure to link your blog with a direct link to the post you would like us to visit.
Please put a link on your post to our challenge.
Create a project with only 3 challenges including our challenge.
Feel free to use any stamping products you have!
I like the simplicity of this sketch, here’s what I made:
Heart Stamp – Kathie and Co
Ink – Versafine Onyx Black
Designer Paper – K & Company
Ribbon – (narrow) Offray, Dancer
How it went together:
I stamped some white cardstock with the hearts image. I added sparkle (new technique I’m also fooling with and will share in a future post) and then accented with watercolor.
I embossed the designer paper using an “embossing folder” I made DIY by cutting the shapes from my Silhouette SD. I am the queen of DIY and doing things frugally. Its a bit tricky putting the DIY embossing folder (two sheets of cardstock with layers of shapes squished in between) and takes a measure of time and concentration but its worth it in the end.
The thing I will have to remember in the future is to reverse images when doing this sort of thing – and next time I also need to hit the SAVE button on my computer… I click before I think (as my husband always tells me) I deleted it before I realized it. I’m looking forward to making more so will be sure to share.
Do you ever experiment making your own embossing items? (I’m thinking leaves, lace, fabric…)