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!



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