Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Don't be so square

Good Morning everyone

Im honoured today to be guest designer over at lets squash it challenge blog, which encourages us to use our embossing folders. I really should use mine more as have so many of them and they always give a lovely effect. 

  The challenge this time is to make a shaped card, so i eventually decided to dig out my old crealies patchwork die set and make an octagonal card and use 2 different embossing folders.

Size approx 6x6"  I first made a background paper to use for my flowers in tones of orange using brushos and lots of shimmering pixie powders and put it to one side to dry.  

I die cut the bigger patchwork dies from white card and a pale green glitter card, i decided on the green glitter card as it contrasts with the orange.  I embossed the white panels with 2 sizzix embossing folders and very lightly inked over the top with lilac distress ink to just highlight the embossing.

I adhered the glitter panel to a white card blank and then cut around the outside edge with my guillotine to give my shaped card.  I then added the embossed panels with foam tape.

I die cut several hollyhocks from the background i made, then arranged them on the base.  I didn't want to hide too much of the embossing so thought the hollyhocks ideal plus they are just coming into flower in the garden

I used a lovely sentiment stamp from clearly besotted that reads 'Sunshine is the best medicine', die cut it into an oval and added to the base with foam tape to finish.  We definitely have plenty of sunshine this week in Cornwall.

Just showing it stood up 

I think you can just make out more of the shimmer from the pixie powders here, this one has a red tone when the light hits it.  

Items Used:
Sizzix embossing folders #657398  & #657811
Crealies patchwork dies
IO hollyhock die
Clearly besotted sentiment stamps 'seasonal sentiments'
Distress ink shaded lilac
Brushos 'gambage'
Cosmic shimmer pixie powders 'mango blaze & scarlet mist'

Thank you all for stopping by. Do hop over to lets squash it to join in the fun.   I hope you all have a great week and are keeping cool. Emmax

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meg said...

A beautiful card Emma,love your layout and embossing folders most of all those gorgeous shimmering hollyhocks

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A fabulous card design
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Diane said...

A gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons and make sure to enter it at our EB folder challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane FS and CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
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crafty-stamper said...

Love the shape and different sections of embossing
Carol x

StephW said...

Congrats on your GD spot Emma ... love your shaped card and colourful hollyhocks, gorgeous make. I too have neglected my EFs there is just too much to play with sometimes! Steph x

Dotty Jo said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the hollyhocks and your choice of EFs. Thanks for being our guest, Jo x

Angelnorth said...

Hope you have fun in your GD spot! Lovely card, the embossing folders were perfect choices behind the hollyhocks for a riotous garden feel!

Jean S said...

Beautiful,card Emma, xx

kate Jeffery said...

a beautiful card Emma
Kate x

Bunny said...

Emma, what a great shaped card and I like the beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons challenge. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

My name is Erika. said...

I love those die cut summer blooms. They look great on that textured background. Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Hugs Erika

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card and design thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

N-Eva said...

I adore your card design! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva DT

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous octagon card, Emma! Just love the window design and the sweet flowers trailing up it!! Congrats on being guest designer at Let's Squash It and thanks for the inspiration this month!!

Kirsty said...

Beautiful card and a great layout, love how you have used the embossing folders. Congratulations on being picked as guest designer. Big hugs Kirsty. x