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I am here with a sweet little card I made for the Waffle Flower October Technique Challenge. This month they are asking us to use embossing. (Oh, YES!!!! My FAVORITE!!! :) ) They have changed things around a little bit on their challenges. Now they run monthly, instead of twice monthly, and they focus on a technique. They offer a sketch and inspiration photo, too, but those are optional to use. Also, a Waffle Flower product must be used if you want to be one of their two monthly winners.
Here's the Waffle Flower October inspiration photo:
I love the cozy, warm yarn and all the colorful crocheted patterns in the photos, so I ran with that.
Here's what I made:
You know I can't get enough of that looooooooong kitty in the Waffle Flower - On My Mark stamp set!!! So fun. Well, with the yarn for inspiration, and a sentiment in the set that said "wrapped with love"....what else could I do but wrap a length of nubby variegated yarn around the kitty's tummy!! Awwwww..... :)
As you can see, I did quite a bit of embossing on this card. The background technique is layered dry embossing, using DCWV paper. I used the Darice - Honeycomb folder. The pattern reminds me a bit of some of the inspiration pieces. :) I gently inked over the ridges with Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough to accentuate the texture.
The kitty and the sentiment are heat embossed in white on kraft. The balloons are two layers of vellum. One has the image heat embossed in white and the other has it in Splash, a chalk ink by Color Box. I cut the balloons out and layered the two pieces with the white on the bottom and the aqua offset just a bit over that. Then I put a piece of kraft underneath them so they wouldn't get lost on my card. Do you like the effect? I think it works.
The wrapped up kitty is quite dimensional because of the thick yarn, so I put foam squares under the head and legs to make them the same height. I tucked the balloons underneath and tied the card with some shimmery dollar store twine. Cute!
Hope you liked my card today. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower October Technique Challenge - Embossing
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD Color Challenge GP - Use aqua, mint, yellow, and kraft.
3. Make My Monday - Cats, Big or Small
4. Mojo Monday #418 - Sketch Contest