My friend Emily, after months of searching, has found a house! I wanted to mark the occasion with a card (we are both card-makers, after all), so I made this quick and goofy card:
I don't consider this card particularly brilliant in terms of design or execution. So why am I even sharing it? Well... see that door? I MADE MY OWN EMBOSSING FOLDER! That's worth all caps in my book. :D
(Note to self: do something about cat scratches on sideboard before taking photographs...)
I wanted the door to have a little style, rather than just being a cardstock rectangle. I'd recently read this post about making your own embossing folders out of cereal box cardboard, so decided to give it a try in my new Cuttlebug. (Yes, I've finally joined the embossing/die cut machine brigade!) A little trial-and-error, and I had exactly what I wanted!
I will confess that I stamped that roof image more than once before I realized... it wasn't my lack of inking skills -- it came pre-distressed! The words are from a Unity Marah Johnson set that I won on the All Things Unity blog. They seemed to express the process Emily had gone through.
P.S. Another friend, Meg, is in the TOP 5 in the Paper Crafts magazine Gallery Idol contest! Her creations have all been amazing so far, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! The newest projects will be displayed Monday. View, admire, vote!
Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red and kraft cardstock, Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month (Take Time to Laugh) & Moxie stamps, Versamark & vintage photo distress ink, clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug, black half pearl, dimensionals
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