Happy Hump Day! ;) It's a nice warm afternoon here in the west coast of Florida. I have new craft blogs to peruse and enjoy while sipping medium roast coffee with NCIS reruns in the background and my lil bugger, Stewie keeping me company. It's a good day. :)
Today's card is my take on CAS-ual Friday's Challenge No. 16. This is my second entry and I look forward to joining their challenges every week. I absolutely love clean and simple designs, yet most times, it's a challenge for me to accomplish. You see, I love supplies!! So I have a tendency to want to use most of them on one card. I hope I am not alone in this. ... Am I??? :-/
Anyway, this week's challenge is all about embossing: dry, heat set, folders. I figured I'd use all three methods and still keep it clean and simple. Talk about a challenge, eh?! I also tried a new-to-me technique for using dies for creating embossed frames. I followed this easy-to-follow tutorial by Ms Laura. Don'cha just love learning stuff?? wee!
To keep the design clean, I used a TON of restraint and subtlety. ;) You'll see folder embossing on the smaller pink flower, heat set embossing on the sentiment and of course, dry embossed framing the focal point. Whew! I must say, I'm proud of myself. lol
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it. Oh, and isn't that sentiment so true? Turning 30 just this past weekend, I have been blessed with a small group of wonderful ladies that I can absolutely, truly count on. Yay for awesome friends!
That's about it for now. I hope this makes you smile.. Have a great day! :)
CS: PTI Berry Sorbet
Stamp: Fiskars Friends Forever Quotes
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, VersaMark
Tools: Spellbinders Label 4 die, Prima flowers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Recollections pearl, Stampedous clear embossing powder