Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Another challenge

Since I had all my stuff out and had already made quite a big mess, AND was still feeling pretty happy and thankful about conquering my sewing machine dilemma, I decided I would go ahead and make a card for Christina's first challenge she just started. The colors for it are- chocolate chip, cocoa, color of your choice, white/cream, and the technique for it was using crystal effects or clear embossing. I didn't have any crystal effects, nor have I ever used it. Not sure how!? And the only embossing powder I have is some super old stuff that has glitter in it. There's hardly any of it left in the bottle. I never emboss because I don't have a gun, and well not much embossing powder either. And I hate having to use the toaster or the oven for doing it! Eeek! But I managed with it this time. For some reason it never turns out right when I do it. The embossing powder like melts and dries on too much and then doesn't leave it looking too glossy at all. Could be that the oven is too hot, or because the embossing powder is so old?? I really hope to be able to invest in getting an embossing gun one of these days.
So if you can tell, which you may not be able to, the flourish in the background was embossed with my really old clear glittery embossing powder! Haha! I tried!
What I used for this card-
  • Card stock: Close to cocoa (base of the card)-SU, chocolate chip (scallop edge)-SU, some aqua paper I purchased from a scrapbook store a long time ago (I have a lot of older stuff, huh!?! Ha!), and some random white card stock, maybe from walmart??? Not sure.
  • Stamps: Baroque motifs (background flourish)-SU, Song birds (the birdie)-SU, and the "From the heart" sentiment is from an SU stamp set too, I borrowed just the stamp from my mom and I don't remember what set it's from.
  • Aqua colored satin ribbon from Walmart
  • Rhinestone (for the birdies eye)
  • Sewing thread
  • Embossing powder
  • Ek Success corner rounder (I use that on almost all of my cards!! So versatile!!).
  • Ink: Versa Mark, Color box fluid chalk inkpad-dark brown

Okay, that's it for now! Hope you liked this one, I kept it pretty simple. I notice these days I like keeping my cards more that way. Who knows, maybe I'll change, but for now, less is more!! Haha!

It is LATE here, Nighty night ladies!! Guys too! ;)




  1. Beautiful!!! Your glitter embossing looks great, it's a nice touch! I was wondering if I could get your email address?


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