Now onto the challenges! This first card fits the cupcake craft challenge for this week of using spots and dots as well as the My time to craft challenge of incorporating a snowman into the design. I have highlighted the embossed circles and spots with my sakura stardust pen, and added white sakura glaze to the snow man to highlight him a little. I even added spots to the ribbon on this card!
Funnily enough both Cuttlebug challenge sites (Cuttlebug challenge and the cuttlebug spot) had the same challenge for this week, to emboss a die cut image and include it on a card. Well I only have one die cut and three embossing folders so this was a major challenge for me, but a very kind friend, Gill had given me some butterflies which were die cut and embossed using her Cuttlebug. These two cards both use one of these butterflies and will count towards this challenge. This first card is a classic black and white...I have never made a black and white card before, but am quite pleased with how this has worked out.
For the second one I tried brayering onto the embossing folder before adding the paper and was quite pleased with the effect. I then highlighted the embossed parts of the butterfly with a pink sparkly gel pen and popped it onto the flower.
For my final card I decided to see if I could meet the cuttlebug challenges with my own limited supplies, so I used the die cut that came with my machine (a stamp shape) and embossed it with the birds and swirls embossing folder, then coloured the image with chalks. I used this image as a stamp and then added postage marks to the underlying robin card to make an unusual Christmas card which also meets the Daring cardmakers brief to include a bird on your card. I would love to know what you think of these cards...have a great week everyone.