Hi, friends! It's hump day again, and a new challenge is up on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
This week the theme is Embossing! Heat or dry, or both! You choose. :) The DT also used Cuttlebug/Provocraft and/or Sizzix products on our embossed creations. If you have any items from these lines in your stash, we'd love to see you use them along with us! But they're not a required part of the challenge.
Anyway, here's my card:
I must say, it really does look better in person. LOL It looks like lace and is actually embossed vellum, fussy cut, and overlaid on to a black card base. I thought that this BEATNIK BOUQUET embossing folder was just sooo pretty, and would make for a very elegant card is embossed on THIS vellum (the heavy weight allows it to emboss with minimal tearing). I think where I goofed was fussy cutting too close to the embossed edges.. should've left a bit more of a border, I think. Plus, I just couldn't get it to photograph decently at all! Oh well... you get the idea, right? :) The banner was also embossed. I used THIS stencil from the September '13 card kit, ran it through with an embossing mat, cut it out, and stamped the sentiment from THIS Simon Exclusive set, which I thought fit pretty well with the shape of the stencil!
Whew! OK, so now it's your turn: upload your embossed (whether heat or dry) creation HERE by 8am EDT next Wednesday (the 18th), and you'll be included in a random drawing for a very generous gift voucher to use at Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks for reading today! I'm sorry I didn't get that card kit project posted last Thursday... after my post, my husband's work schedule for the rest of the week completely changed, which of course threw MY schedule totally off. Between my daughter's birthday and our 20th anniversary, plus trying to get the new school year planned and organized, him adding to the chaos by rearranging his work hours at the last minute certainly did not help. LOL Long story short, I am catching up. :)
See you soon! ♥