Friday, May 6, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC1

Today's card is for the brand new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. This week's challenge is to use text on your card. I love this challenge! Here's what I came up with.

This card is a real mash-up of different companies' things. My focal panel is glossy white. I stamped the Everlasting Romance in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the Script background with Crumb Cake ink. Finally, I sponged Bermuda Bay ink over the whole thing. A silver ribbon and a sweet little tag made with Tiny Tags completes the card.

I can't wait to see what the challenge is next week!

Details: stamps - Everlasting Romance (Unity), Tiny Tags, Script background (Stampin' Up retired); paper - Glossy White (SU), Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow; ink - Versamark, Crumb Cake (SU), Bermuda Bay (SU), Smokey Shadow; other - clear detail embossing powder (SU), silver ribbon, silver cord (SU), dimensionals

Monday, May 2, 2011

Make it Monday 13 - selective embossing

This week's Make it Monday challenge is to use impression plates and dies to selectively emboss your cardstock. I have to admit that I only own two impression plates which had never been used, and that my embossing mats were still in their original packaging. So this was a great opportunity for me to get them out and give them a try.

I've had congratulations on the brain lately because our school kids in Texas just finished their standardized testing last week, and they did great! So the Book Print impression plate plus a star die seemed like they would fit the bill for a congrats card. The tiny stamp in each corner of the star was done by inking just a little bit of one of the stamps in the Guide Lines 2 set. This is a really fun technique and I know that I'll be using it again. Right now, I'm off to shop for more impression plates!

Details: stamps - Signature Greetings, Guide Lines 2; paper - Basic Black, Blueberry Sky; ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); accessories - Book Print impression plate, Seeing Stars dies, black rhinestones (source unknown), embossing pad kit