Hello, my crafty friends! Today is a day that quite a few of us having been waiting for… the debut technique challenge at the new Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I’m happy to share my inspiration project for MIUCB #1 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing! The embossing can be heat or dry – or both – or not at all! The optional twist is there to inspire you so it’s entirely up to you! Just to recap – we are a new monthly technique challenge blog featuring a different optional technique each month in our Anything Goes challenges. We’d love to see your mixed media projects, altered art, and/or paper crafts- cards, tags, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, mini albums and 3-D projects! Please mix it up, lol!
I created a birthday card featuring dry embossing. I’ve had this embossing folder, stamp set and dies – all from Stampin’ Up! – for months and haven’t gotten around to using them, so I thought breaking them out for this challenge would be perfect! ;)
I’m so in love with this embossing folder; I’ve seen many awesome projects created with it. This dragonfly die has fast become a favorite as well, and is just gorgeous cut from the foil cardstock. I binged on Pretty Pink Posh sequins a few weeks ago (OMG) and used two of the colors on this card. These are smaller than regular sequins and I L.O.V.E. them!
I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a panel layered on the Kachina grass cloth cardstock.
Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #14 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, DCWC Foiled cardstock, Marco’s Kachina Grass Cloth cardstock, Marco’s white vellum
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BT4, BT5, BT9; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up! Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Woodland Textured embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon and Ocean Spray sequins, Ranger Multi Mat Medium
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up an anything goes project with us this month – with or without the optional twist of embossing! You can enter up to five projects – we’d love to see what you come up with! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)