Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Embossing'

Time for another fortnightly challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania - and this time the theme is 'Embossing' - either using an embossing folder or embossing using a die.

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine for Cuttlebug Mania entries (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.

Details of our sponsor can be found over on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and this is the card I made:
I used:

- 4.25" x 6" white card blank 

- piece of white card, embossed using Sizzix folder called 'Corner, flower vine' and trimmed to about an eighth of an inch smaller all round than the card front 

- the next step was to add the sentiment, using the MFT 'You were meant to sparkle' set and SU's 'Smoky Slate' ink pad, having worked out the placement of the flamingo.

- glued the embossed panel to the card front

- out came the snippets folder and I used two shades of pink, grey and black card stock snippets - all backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet - to die cut the flamingo using MFT's 'Flamingos' die set

- then the flamingo was assembled straight onto the card front

- final touch, five sparkly sequins, glued in place using Glossy Accents

We'd love to see you over at Cuttlebug Mania, it's a great theme with plenty of scope. The challenge runs for two weeks so you have plenty of time to have a think, make something and then come and play :)



  1. How effective your card looks with the corner embossing Di, then the splash of pink on the Flamingo.

    B x

  2. Super card, I love corner embossing folders, as they make a great surround for the image.
    Janice x

  3. A lovely card Di - the corner embossing folder is unusual and makes a great design on your card.
    Kath x

  4. What lovely embossing Di...a gorgeous card. All quiet here this morning now that Miss Daisy has gone home .....such a lovely few days xx

  5. That is a lovely folder Di, and the flamingo's are too cute!

  6. Very lovely card Di.Beautiful embossing too.
    Gr, Elly

  7. Pretty, pink and sparkly - Love it! xx

  8. very pretty card Di...like the embossing folder!

  9. I adore the ef you have used Di and that flamingo fits in the space beautifully also love the pretty sequins to finish. x

  10. What a pretty embossing folder Di. Cute flamingo too and a wonderful sentiment. Love it all.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. OOOOOOO I love this card, great embossing folder..xxx

  12. Hi Di,
    your card is fantastic.
    Love your fan design, and the wonderful embossing.
    Your stamping is always ace.
    I just wish mine was as good.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. sorry that should have read fab not fan.

  14. Gorgeous card, Di. My embossing folders are somewhat neglected, but I'll see if I have time to play and then remember to schedule it in time lol.
    Em x

  15. Very pretty embossing and love the flamingo!

  16. This is so sweet Di! LOVE the embossing! xx

  17. Totally love your flamingo card. Love the embossing and the colors are sweet! Always love your cards. Nice sentiment also. Thanks for the share!

  18. This is a lovely design and a lovely card (of course).

    The embossed design is so pretty and I am loving that flamingo in those soft colours!

    Will pop over to the cuttlebug challenge soon as I have another embossed card to post. Was a day eafrly this time...lol

  19. The embossing folder used here is just perfect, Di. Everything works together in perfect harmony. A real winner :)

  20. This is really lovely Di love the flamingo! huggles Sue x

  21. The pink flamingo looks so pretty with the embossing and sparkly sequins! Gorgeous creation!

  22. Sorry Di - you don't seem to be coming up on my blogger!!!

    A lovely embossing folder and I love your Pretty Flamingo. Barbxx

  23. I love that flamingo! Great card, Cara x

  24. This is very cool. Flamingos are all the rage these days. I like the bird paired with that embossing folder.


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