First of all, thank you to everyone who hopped in with ideas about what to do with the huge number of hand made cards I have that are looking for a good home. I'll let you know the outcome, mwah!
The 'almost finished' current challenge over at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge is 'Butterflies + E is for Embossing'. I think the letter X is still in the pot - wonder what fiendish word the little scallywag will come up with for that one!
Anyhow, this is the card I made to join in with the embossing theme:
- 5" x 5" square white card blank
- a snippet of plum coloured card trimmed slightly smaller than the card front and popped into place
- a piece of paper from the Wild Rose Studio 'Butterfly Garden' paper pad (free with QCME magazine ages ago), cut down to size
- snippet of cream card stock, embossed using a recent freebie with QCME magazine - a butterflies embossing folder which is beautiful but it did so want to cut right through the card stock I used
- trimmed the embossed panel to size and stuck it onto the Butterfly Garden background
- added a little strip of plum card to break up the join between the embossed panel and the patterned paper. As usual, I deliberately had the plum card strip longer than needed and just trimmed it down with scissors (from the back) after it was stuck in place
- stuck the whole panel over the plum background with a border showing
- added gold 'Happy Birthday' peel off strips down the plum centre strip
Next time I really must be more organised and get to Mrs A's earlier - been making a lot of family cards etc. lately and almost missed out altogether!
Any ideas about the embossing folder malarky? It's quite thick plastic and took some cranking through the Cuttlebug which I did fear for at one point - am sure I once read something about adding a sheet of sacrificial paper to folders which threaten to cut your card - problem is that might make the tightness situation even worse :( Shame as it's a lovely folder too.