|This is an oldie, but it rang true with the BFF - "Best Friend Fell"...ugh...|
"Even if you have just destroyed a Ming vase, purr. Usually all will be forgiven."
I am back.....still hobbling because of my badly bruised knee....and still feeling the lingering fatigue of the bug that caught me. Ugh... But I was able to make a really fun little set of cards for a Mark's Finest Papers challenge asking us to do "Layered Embossing". Well, you know me....I cannot resist any new technique that has the embossing word in it! And........I had just the card in mind!!
I received this fun little Pebbles Banner Kit in a prize recently. My new-found love for simple triangle Christmas trees immediately saw patterned trees instead of banner pieces!! So that's what I made. :) I don't know if this comes in the aqua and the blue colors or not, but this photo is a lot bluer than my kit is. I think it is just camera mischief and my aqua is what it is supposed to look like.
As a bonus, the adorable banner kit is NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff), so it also qualifies my little project for Darnell's NBUS#3 Challenge. Yay!
For my card, I took a piece of heavy-weight white cardstock and stamped snowflakes from MFP Calendar stamp set in Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough. I sponged it around the edges a bit, too. Then I arranged my "trees" and glued them on with Beacon 3-in-1, trimming off excess. Then I ran it through my Big Shot with my Darice "Snowflakes" embossing folder. Voila!!! Oh, my goodness......I LOVE THIS!!!!
I put a few accents of silver glitter glue in the round parts of the embossing pattern and on the main tree. Then I tied it with the twine that came with the banner kit. I mounted this one on white cardstock, but got so excited that I had to make three more with a few variations.
Although these will work great for Christmas cards, I actually am going to use one this week for a winter birthday card.....by stamping an appropriate birthday sentiment inside. These also could be used for winter thank you cards. I am in looooooooooooooove with this technique!!!! Hope you have enjoyed my cards today.
Ding Ding Ding!!! New Follower Introduction Time!!!
I have a couple of new followers that I was just too wiped out to do intros for last time. These make 78 on Google Friend Connect!! Yay!!! Thanks for your patience, ladies!!
Mary H of Carolina Cards (Made by Mary H) has a wonderful chatty blog (I LOVE chatty blogs!!) that includes her lovely cards and also newsy bits about her family, etc. It's filled with lots of photos (LOVE that, too!) and is tons of fun to browse through. Mary, thanks so much for becoming a follower. I am your newest follower, too!!! This ginormous smile is what spreads across my face whenever I get a new follower......like you!!!
Hazel Kinvig-Paul of My Card Attic does lovely work with her cards. I am so impressed with her gift at using the CAS style. What a knack she has for this!!! You will want to go see her beautiful blog full of eye candy!! Thank you, Hazel, for your support by becoming a follower!!! This ginormous smile is all yours!!!
Thank you, everyone, for stopping in today. I appreciate how much time it takes to visit and to leave comments. Your words mean a lot to me!!! Have a lovely week!
Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #244 - Layered Embossing
2. Darnell's NBUS #3 Challenge - Never Before Used Schtuff!!
3. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge Jan 2015 - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Something New
5. Monday Morning Challenge #2 - New Somethings