Hey! Let’s Squash It! I’m Guest Designing!

Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a great week!  I’m stopping in today as a guest design spot winner to share a fun new challenge today over at the Let’s Squash It! Challenge Blog!

I’ve just recently discovered this challenge blog a few months ago and thought it was fantastic because I have so many embossing folders and I know I only use them a fraction of the time creating cards.  I thought that this would give me some inspiration to use them and learn fun new techniques with them to stretch out the use as well!  I had won on a previous challenge so was asked to be a guest designer for them in this month’s challenge!  How exciting!

So for the challenge this month, they ask that you “use some stenciling over your cards and then use an embossing folder over it“.  So this had me thinking and I don’t really recall doing this before!  So of course you start pulling out tons of stencils and then grabbing the embossing folders to see what looks you might achieve with the idea and here’s what I thought of…

I love how it turned out!  I’m so thrilled that the card is pretty much flat first of all.  It has only the card front layer attached to the card base and then the sentiment strip.  Great for mailing a Christmas card!

I took the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Masking Stencils and then also added a Snowflake Masking Stencil (unknown from my stash) so that I could line it up properly over the rectangle area.  I started by ink blending with TE inks in a rainbow color pattern in a diagonal direction. BEFORE removing the stencil, I sprayed it with some Shimmer Spray.  I lifted off the snowflake mask being careful to leave the remaining rectangle stencil in place and then I took the “negative” snowflake from the stencil to cover it up.  I then used some blue tones of TE ink over the rectangle stencil in a straight across direction with the rainbow snowflake being covered up.  Once I was happy with the ink blending, I removed all stencils.

Lastly, I took the entire stenciled panel and ran my Sizzix Winter Snowflakes Textured embossing folder over top of it.  That added bit of an embossing folder really stepped it up!  I also rubbed over top of the impressions with a white ink pad on the colored sections to make it pop a bit more.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Taylored Expressions Mini Strips Holiday and die cut it out with the TE Mini Strips Asymmetrical Die over a TE Blue Corn cardstock piece which was what the card base is cut from too.  Popped up the strip with foam tape and finished with some silver sequins.

So I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today and that you’ll pop on over at the “Let’s Squash It!” Challenge Blog to check out the challenge this month and play along with us too!  Looking forward to seeing what everyone’s comes up with for this one!  Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges:

  1. Creative Inspirations – Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
  2. Crafty Creations – #427 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Calendar – Anything Goes
  4. Dragonfly Dreams – Christmas/Winter
  5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  6. Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round – Letters ‘U’, ‘V’ or ‘W’ for inspiration (I used “W” for winter!)
  7. Merry Little Christmas – Anything Christmas Goes

24 thoughts on “Hey! Let’s Squash It! I’m Guest Designing!

  1. What an awesome technique and card Vicki, I will be trying this! Congrats on being guest designer. Off to check this company out.

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  2. This is totally FABulous! I’ve never heard of this challenge, nor have I ever done this technique! Win-win for inspiration today! And congrats on your guest gig, my friend!

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  3. I really love how you put this card together and added the white ink on top to really make those colors pop! What a fantastic and clever idea and a great resulting card! Huge congrats on your GD spot too, you really created a wonderful example of combined stenciling and embossing!

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  4. Oh WOW – this is stunning – have not done this before but certainly interested in trying. Love the colors you used – and then the sentiment makes it pop. Thanks for sharing how to do this unique technique. Great job.

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  5. Great for bringing this technique under our attention. The result is an amazing car full of fab coloured snowflakes.
    xxx Margreet

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  6. Wonderful layered and perfectly lined up as well! Bonus that it is flat for mailing! I love the colors- beautiful! Congrats on your win and your GDT too! I have not heard of that challenge blog- will check it out!

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  7. Your card is stunning Vicki. Love the bright stencilled colours and the beautiful snowflake embossing draws the eye all the way to the edge of the card. It’s like a double whammy. Thanks for guest designing for us at Let’s Squash It!! Hugz

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  8. WOW Vicki, this is gorgeous!! I love the inky background and the embossing folder you used, what an awesome technique!! I’ll have to give it a try. Congrats on your GDT spot too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  9. Your card turned out great and I am sure it’s even better in person. I love shimmer! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!
    hugs

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  10. Dreamily gorgeous card! The marriage of fall colours and wintertime snow here is truly something special, my friend – not to mention (being) a sight that is pretty much a yearly occurrence around these Canadian parts. Thankfully, snow stayed at bay until after Halloween this year, but only by a few days. It hasn’t hit us too hard yet though, so there are still some beautiful leaves (albeit mostly on the ground at this point) to be spied amongst the frosting mornings and tumbling flakes.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  11. Love the fabulous colors on this beautifully embossed and inlaid snowflake design, Vicki!! I’m going to have to check out the Let’s Squash It Challenge Blog. I need to be doing more with my folders, too!!

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  12. Wow – I am so in love with this gorgeous card – from the great textures to the vibrant colors. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth

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