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Challenge #1: Sue’s take
Well, I manage to squeeze in a bit of creative time and complete Jessi’s challenge this week! With everything going on, I combined it with my guest designer requirement for July’s Inspiration Elevator challenge.
This was a challenge for me – I haven’t created a cardstock-only page in a LONG time! When all is said and done though, I like the simplicity of this layout – and it’s a two-pager, which is also rare for me (excuse the wonky layout photos – my printer is being a brat!!):
Supplies used: Bazzill Basics and unknown cardstock; Cheery Lynn die; Just Cre8 stamps (Floral Flourishes); Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring board and punch; Fiskars stylus; Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine; Lori Whitlock cut file; Loni Leah Designs cut file; Sizzix Big Kick; SIzzix and Stampin’ Up! embossing folders; EK Success punch; American Craft Thickers and pen; Tsukineko VersaMark ink; Stampendous embossing powder; MultiCrafts half pearls; Recollections washi tape; embroidery floss; Imaginisce, Stampin’ Up! and unknown metal embellishments; Craftworks Cards Candi dots; Lawn Fawn sequins; miscellaneous beads and sequins from my stash; plastic resealable bag.
Here’s a close-up of each page:
Here are my cardstock techniques:
Inspired by a quilted cake I recently saw on Cake Boss, I scored my cardstock at 1″ intervals on a diagonal, using the envelope aid – both ways. At the points of intersection, I attached a small half pearl.
2. TEARING 3. PUNCHING
Using a scrap, I tore a strip and attached it to my top corner to create a cluster. I also punched a vine branch out of a scrap and trimmed it to size.
4. DIE CUT
Scraps of cardstock are perfect to use for both manual or electronic die cutting machines.
5. STAMP AND WET EMBOSS
You can barely see it in the bottom right hand corner, but I stamped a piece of cardstock with VersaMark and wet embossed with clear embossing powder. I love this look, as it coordinates beautifully by created the stamped image in the same colour but a slightly darker tone.
6. DRY EMBOSS
The little purse was created by using a Lori Whitlock cut file for a treat bag topper. I re-sized it to fit my bag (2″ wide) and filled the bag with a coordinating mix of sequins, beads and Candi Dots. I snipped the bag to the height I wanted, sandwiched it between the topper and stapled it closed. I then embossed the cream cover with a Sizzix embossing folder (Burlap) and attached the flowers. Isn’t it adorable?! The grey cardstock (lower left corner) is also embossed using a Stampin’ Up! folder (Chevron).