Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #320. This challenge is a two-week challenge, as always. Our host for #320, Billie A., chose wet or dry embossing for the theme. When you are done here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the inspirational pieces by the rest of the design team members.
My posted challenge card is below:
I did emboss the background DSP using the retired subtle embossing folder. That’s one of my favorite folders and I just can’t let it go yet.
However, while driving home from work today (Monday evening) I thought I’d create a quick clean and simple guyz sympathy card. I’ve been seeing a lot of cards created using the New Horizons (retired) DSP (designer series paper) and thought I could make use of both dry and wet embossing. This card literally took me 15 minutes to make, and that’s including hunting for a sympathy sentiment I thought would fit with this card.
Here’s my favorite, quick, clean and simple card for challenge #320:
Measurements and Assembly:
- The Blackberry Bliss base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- After I embossed a piece of white cardstock to Painted Texture 3D embossing folder, I trimmed the cardstock to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
- HINT: Trim your cardstock after dry embossing it. If you trim it before, especially with a 3D embossing folder, you might have a problem getting the size you want.
- The New Horizons DSP measures 4-3/4 by 2-1/2 inches.
- I matted the DSP with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 4-7/8 by 2-5/8 inches.
- After rubbing a scrap piece of Blackberry Bliss with my embossing buddy, I stamped the sentiment, From Special Moments, using VersaMark.
- Then, I covered it in white embossing powder and heat set the powder with my heat tool.
- Next, I cropped the sentiment using a banner die from the Stylish Shapes die set.
- I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the white cardstock and the DSP panel to the card base.
- After adding dimensionals to the back of the sentiment banner, I added it to the front of the card.
- Since I made this card literally right before I sat down to type, I didn’t get the envelope or envelope seal done yet. But, I did get the card done in time to write this post.
Thank you for stopping by my short and sweet blog post today.
Have a Peachy Day!