Well, I am trying to get into some more contests these days. Seems you get a bit of exposure that way! (BTW, you ARE all telling your friends and neighbors about me, RIGHT?)
I made this--
I made this card, (Which is actually on the small side--Probably best used as an enclosure) for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge, which this week is to use a layered embossed technique.
I also wanted to enter A Blog Named Hero's Shape it Up challenge, and I did it as a shaped card.
I had also planned to enter Case this Sketch's challenge, and Simon Says Stamp's Dotty challenge, but I was too late on the trigger for those. Wop, wop....
I started by making my base with a Spellbinders Labels Four die, the largest one, on white card stock, and then made another die cut to be the card front. This way, the fold wouldn't show at all.
I stamped the background with my dot background stamp (my only non-PTI stamp used here, btw) and then stamped over it with the balloons and sentiment for PTI's Birthday Basics set. The balloons were stamped in versamark, which I then embossed with clear powder so the background would show through. I then used three purple inks to highlight the embossing, which, of course, left the background of the balloons the dots on white.
I added some of the dots from Birthday Basics , and hand drew the strings of the balloons on with my white gel pen. Add a few sequins, and this pup is ready to sign and mail!
I really enjoyed doing both (all) of these challenges, and it was really fun finding a way to combine some!
Wish me luck!
Thanks for stopping by!