There is a new challenge on the block called Lets Squash It that emplores you to use your embossing folders and to dig them out and dust them off. . I am guilty as charged on that count as I have a
number of / quite a few actually, almost as many as I have pairs of shoes (and I'm not telling how many of those I have either) that have never seen the light of day. Challenge #1 is asking you to use a Geometric pattern and Metallic Card or Metal Sheets. So I had a riffle through my stash and found this embossing folder which was to my liking and found some gold metallic card stock that was in a pack 6 x 6. This was as far as it got for a week as I couldn't think of a thing to make with it. I didn't want to make a Birthday or Christmas design or Halloween either but then remembered a digi paper I had seen on Etsy so went off to purchase it. Trouble was I found some more I liked as well and it sort of fell into the basket at the same time and ended up not using the one I went to buy!
The embossing folder is by Sizzix No 655837 -AL called 'Argyle (L)' and does rather look like the pattern you find on sweaters of that name. It was a devil to photograph with the gold metallic card without either seeing the flash or the actual camera in the reflection. The digi paper is from an Etsy supplier called Design Lover Studio ' Floral Pumpkin' and as soon as I saw it knew it was the one for the card. Because the cardstock was only 6 x 6 and my card measures 6 x 7 I need to butt two pieces together so I embossed an extra strip and added it across the join behind the design paper before adhering to the card base. I have used a total of 3 different papers from the set. The base paper (no2) has a diamond design on it and I fussy cut the two pumpkins (from papers no 6 and 7) and then interlocked them. The sentiment was created in word and printed off.
Entering into the following challenges:
Lets Squash It #1 Use a Geometric Embossing folder and Metallic Card.
Shopping Our Stash #431 Happy Fall Y'all
Crafty Creations #414 Anything goes.
The Sisterhood of Crafters # Lots of layers.
Creative Knockouts #372 Embossing heat or dry.
Creative Moments #200 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #523 Anything goes.
Crafty Friends #145 Embossing Wet or dry.