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