Thursday, September 9, 2010

Embellish Magazine Challenge

Hi! I'm back today with a couple of cards for the latest Embellish Magazine challenge. Each challenge always contains great inspiration photos, colors, and an additional element. This challenge is no exception!

With these great colors add the element of incorporating squares into the projects design and you've got the challenge.
I actually made two cards using this criteria.

After cutting the postage stamp squares, I stamped the fern and then turned the squares to create a wreath effect when mounting the squares on  Plum Pudding cs. Because this is a sympathy card, I kept it simpley,only adding a simple twill ribbon and bow.
The second card has a similar simple design.

I embossed some Coordinations cs with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (which I scored in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby). You know me-I love a bargain! Then after raiding my husband's stash of sandpaper, I sanded  the cs. I cut the white square for the sentiment with a Spellbinders die; while the paper was still in the die I stamped around the edge to create the square border for the sentiment. For the final touch I made a square chipboard/Stickles/Glossy Accent button.

Thanks for stopping by,

With Sympathy:
Stamps: Wildflowers(Crafty Secrets);Mega Mixed Messages,Background Basics:Text Time(PTI); Ticking Stripe Backgrounder(CHF)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Ripe Avocado, Plum Pudding(PTI)
Paper: Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado (PTI); white(Georgia Pacific)
Other:  Plum Pudding twill ribbon (PTI), Cuttlebug Celebration Embossing/Die set

Halloween Greetings:
Stamps: Halloween, Halloween Vintage Postcard Kit-sentiment (Crafty Secrets)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Black Magic Collection (Coordinations); Ripe Avocado (PTI); white(Georgia Pacific)
Other: Square Spellbinders die; Peeled Paint Distress Stickles(Ranger); Glossy Accents; ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


  1. I really like the postage wreath. Very elegant. Great find on the embossing folder.

  2. These are both so lovely! Wonderful idea to create a wreath on the squares. And very effective design on the Halloween card--great job with the embossing!

  3. Two lovely cards. Amazingly similar by requirements, yet different in execution. I love the background technique on the second. I had to click in on that one.

  4. Beautiful design Cammie! I love the faux postage look on the first card, and the embossing on the 2nd card is really lovely!

  5. Nice job on both of them. I love the embossing folder you used on the second one too.

  6. These are gorgeous! So glad you could join us in the Embellish Challenge.

  7. Beautiful challenge cards Cammie! I especially love the Halloween greetings one. Awesome background panel with the texture!


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