The first card was made with this week's Mojo Monday sketch #289. The card base is Gypsy with a white dry embossed (Darice Butterfly Corner) panel sponged with Gypsy ink. The light blue (Sky CS) rectangle was also dry embossed (Cuttlebug Musical Flourish) and then sanded to expose the white core of the paper. The focal point was stamped with the birthday stamp from Salutation Seals. It was clear embossed onto White Daisy CS and then sponged with Outdoor Denim ink. The Outdoor Denim mat was cut with the Artiste cartridge (page 32 3D object shift at 2.25"). The tiny butterfly is from Just Blooms (CTMH retired). The small accents were cut with a regular hole puncher--first I embossed the Outdoor Denim paper with Polysparkle Tinsel (retired CTMH) embossing powder for a little sparkle. Here is a close up of the first card:
I made the second card because I wanted to try out a new stamp set--Chantilly Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking kit stamps. I also tried out a new Tim Holtz embossing diffuser--a plate with a circle cut out which makes only part of the embossing folder raised. The "Life is Good" sentiment (one of my favorite sayings) and "4 You" setiment are from one of my all time favorite CTMH stamp sets--Remarkable Wreath (retired). I used 3D Foam Tape to pop up the bottom banner.
Head on over to the Color Dare to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with! They are a wonderful group of talented ladies. We hope you can join us in the color challenge. You may substitute a similar color if you do not have any of the challenge colors.
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