Hi Crafty Friends,
It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.
Apparently today is National Foam Roller Day - show us your cards using any rolled technique! Paper rolling, brayers, marbles - and have fun!
It's been a long while since I have had to pull out my brayer, so it was good to be able to use it for my card I am sharing today. A few weeks ago, Jennifer McGuire shared a technique of using a cover plate to dry emboss a background and then use a brayer and white ink to apply ink to the embossed areas which then leaves the debased areas the original color, while the embossed portion of the card was a softer color.
It's probably hard to tell by the photo, but that is what I did for my card today. I used Pinkfresh Studio's Hearts and Stars Coverplate to dry emboss the pink panel. I then used my brayer to add white pigment ink over the top.
I cut down my background panel using a stitched rectangle die and then layered this onto a dark pink rectangle panel and then onto a side folding A2 Card.
Butterflies seem to be very popular this year, with a fair few companies releasing butterfly stamps, dies, hot foil plates etc. I must admit I have added a few to my stash this year, including Bibi Cameron's Butterfly Collection she designed for Spellbinders. For this card I used Spellbinders Delicate Butterflies die set to create the three butterflies that I added to the front of the card.
I added a "thinking of you" sentiment from a stamp set from Gina K Designs.
As you can see by the photo above, I created a pop up card using Bibi Cameron's Pop-up Butterfly die set. I used dark pink cardstock to add the pop-up butterfly. I then used two of the smaller butterflies from the Delicate Butterflies die set which I attached to the wings of the pop-up one.
I used the Pinkfresh Studio's Coverplate to dry emboss another panel, I trimmed this down and then added to each side of my card.
I added flowers using dies from the Butterfly Card Creator die set to the upper right hand corner of my card.
For the sentiment I used a butterfly themed sentiment using a sentiment included in Gina K Designs' Spread Your Wings stamp set.