Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge - Embossing

It's time for the weekly challenge from Our Creative Corner! This week's challenge, hosted by Jennifer Meyer, is to make a card/project using dry embossing.....cuttlebug, brass templates and stylus, Nestabilities, etc. If you don't have any of those tools, try faux dry embossing. There's another giveaway this week...yay!...so be sure to stop by the Our Creative Corner blog for details.

My mom needs a baby shower card for a co-worker. She asked for something neutral in green and yellow since her friend doesn't know yet if she's having a boy or a girl. Hope she likes it!

I followed this week's SCS sketch challenge (SC185).

I ran the white panels through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, cut the Celery scallop panel with the Nestabilities Scallop Rectangle die and popped it up on a layer of dimensionals, and faux stitched around the outside of the ducky panel with an Old Olive SU marker using the template from my SU mat pack.

The duck was stamped in Colorbox Black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, as was the sentiment. I colored the duck with a combination of things: watercolored with Barely Banana and Certainly Celery inkpads (by smashing the ink in the lid, adding water, and coloring with a small paint brush), added the halo around the entire duck and string with a Warm Grey #1 Copic marker, and used my Honey Copic marker for the highlights and the duck's beak.

The inside of the card includes a white panel with a scalloped edge at the bottom, a strip of the green gingham ribbon, and the *new little someone* stamp from the SU Bundled in Love set. The *baby* sentiment on the front of the card is from Papertrey's Mixed Messages set.

Recipe ~
Stamps: SU Bundled in Love, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Colorbox Black, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Warm Grey #1 Copic, Honey Copic
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Green Gingham Ribbon, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Nestabilities Scallop Rectangle Die, Green Button Brads, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch
Technique: Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing, Watercoloring, Faux Stitching


Okay, now it's your turn to make something with dry embossing. Hope to see your upload, and good luck in the giveaway!

Denise

25 comments:

dpkennedy said...

This is sooooo cute! I love the swiss dots, it's perfect for a baby card! Your design and inside ribbon and sentiment are just perfect!

Cindy Haffner said...

Soft and pretty, great embossing with those swiss dots, sweet.

Anderson Arts Online said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

So SWEET Denise!! That image is adorable! I love this layout too and will definitely use it again!

Mary Jane said...

Love this card Denise. Beautiful job.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very sweet card! I love the Swiss Dots and it goes so well for baby cards!

Janette said...

this is so soft and pretty- I love it!!

Silke said...

Hey girl - your card is darling!!! I love the colors, layout and I'm so gonna case this from you - LOL!!! I have this set too and I can't remember ever inking it up....~TFS~

Karen Giron said...

Denise, this card is gorgeous! I'm loving all those dots and the colors are perfect. Your cards always inspire - great job!

Kristine said...

CUTE CUTE TaBOOT! LOVE the dotty embossing on here--so simple and cute and perfect for a baby card.

Jackie Pedro said...

Denise, this is adorable. Love this layout and the soft colors you used!!

Marisa said...

Adorable little card!! Love yellow and white cards and the touch of green is perfect. Looks like the mojo is a flowing :D

Diane Gilbert said...

Denise this card is sooooo sweet! What a cute baby card, I love the colors and the layout and the ribbon inside too!

Kim Gasper said...

Very cute! I love how you used the scalloped edge and ribbon on the inside.

Chrissy said...

What a sweet card!

Shannon Erskine said...

Denise this is too sweet! Love your embossing on your card! Love getting the peek on the inside of your card too! Thanks! Cant wait to play along with the challenge!

Lynda Benden said...

This card is so soft and pretty Denise ~ I love it!

paylin said...

You have done a beautiful creation and lovely layout.

Well just to drop by to say " hello " takecare and have a great day
Regards,
x

Janice M said...

Adorable! Your mom will be proud to give that card!

Debbie said...

This card is absolutely heavenly! I just love it, so sweet.

Doris said...

What's not to like??? She'll love this card!

Glitter Queen said...

This is one gorgeous card. Absolutely love it.

Susan said...

Such a lovely, sweet card....wanted you to know that you are such a wonderfully inspiring stamper and love your blog!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Such a sweet card Denise, LOVE the darling layout and detail.

Hope you have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

Rose Ann said...

This is soooo cute, Denise!! I love the texture and colors!! The perfect baby card for sure!!