Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge - Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I made a quick card this afternoon using the embossing technique with dies featured in this week's Make It Monday challenge. I cut some Hawaiian Shores cardstock with Mat Stack die, then embossed with the back of a Fillable Frame and finally ran it through my Big Shot again in polka dotted embossing folder. What a great idea - use the flip side of a die to emboss. The butterfly was a gift from from my crafty sister. When I saw it with the music notes on it, I knew it would be perfect since this card is for my daughter. She's traveling with her amazing college choir to sing all over Europe for the month of May. Thought I could sneak this card into her carry on bag - maybe she'll find it on the airplane?

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I put this saying on the inside because I knew that it would make her smile!
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Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge - Sympathy card

I finally had time to participate in a Make It Monday challenge again. The challenge this week to was heat emboss. I love the look of embossing but don't use it nearly enough, so it was fun to fire up the old heat gun & play with the embossing powder. I first used Versamark ink with the Backgrounds Basics text stamp & embossed the text using clear embossing powder. The butterfly was stamped with Chai ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. PTI's silk ribbon was sprayed with glitter mist to give it a little color & shimmer. Love that ribbon! I used the same glimmer mist to spray the whole card when it was completed. It was hard to photograph, but the card has a pretty shimmer to it in real life. Thanks for looking!

Sympathy Card

Supplies (all PTI unless indicated):
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Communique Sentiments, Antique Engravings (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream
Other: silk ribbon, Spellbinders Labels 8