Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes - Embossing at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Embossing. One of my favorite themes! I decided to focus on dry embossing, to showcase some of the lovely Core'Dinations Whitewash paper collection. A nail file was all I needed to bring out the color.

The "candles" are popped up with foam tape, so all the elements end up being a bit popped up. I used circle dies to create the shaker from foam, scrap plastic, and patterned paper. I used a cupcake embossing folder to create the indentation on the top piece of acetate. The back of it is also clear, but I added another cupcake that I "stamped" with the same folder & green ink & colored with Copics.
Connie Can Crop #56: Sketch
Deep Ocean Challenge #150: Dots and/or Stripes
Southern Girls # 155: Pop It Up With Foam

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 Pick for Connie Can Crop's Sketch Challenge!
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  1. A beautiful card and lots of lovely papers - stripes AND spots, love them. You've also reminded me about my Core-dinations paper that I keep forgetting I've got in my stash. lol Hazel x

  2. Awesome CG, love the way your cupcake is so dimensional and fab embossing with coloured dots :) :) :) big hugs, Jane xxxx

  3. Beautiful shaker card, great colors and wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  4. I LOVE that you made those strips candles!! So clever! And a shaker card to boot! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  5. What a lovely card, it has a really shabby chic feel to it. Love the look of that paper too. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

  6. Well this is just adorable. Such a clever interpretation of the sketch! Thank you so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. Good luck!

  7. Beautiful card! I love the design, the cupcake looks delicious and you picked out fabulous colors! Thanks for joining us at Connie can Crop from her monthly challenge!

  8. I really love the shaker embellishment you used and your take on Connie's sketch. Great job. TFS and for joining Connie Can Crop "Sketch" challenge. Good luck.

  9. I love your take on this sketch! Your card is beautiful! I'm so glad you joined us at connie Can crop!
    Marji DT


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