Darnell from djkardkreations blog is over the top funny, talented and tremendously generous! I have been wanting to post another card that I made this week to her challenge and have just noticed she has upped the prize from FIVE winners to TEN winners! wow!! I mean WOW!! Ten people will win gift certificates for $25.00 say it with me.... WOW!
The reason I wanted to submit this card to Darnell's challenge is that every single thing I used on this card is never been used before SCHTUFF : )
There is not much time left but if you hurry you can still join the fun with your never before used schtuff! : ) and even after the prizes are being spent the real prize is Darnell herself so please make it a point to visit, follow and by all means leave some love to this gem in blogland!
|Inside of the card|
The design for my card is not unique. As a matter of a fact I saw a similar card on Pinterest and liked it so much it sent me surfing the web to find the embossing folder! What I ended up finding was that it is not a folder with three flowers it is a folder with one flower! I purchased it on e-Bay. One would think with all that effort I would have made a card with it the day I got it but... nope! that was months and months ago. In honor of NBUS I pulled this little treasure out of the stash and with some experimentation I finally figured out how to create multiple impressions of the one flower.
|This is the back of my ef so that you can see the flower image. The folder measures 2" x 2 3/4"|
|My shim was created from 4 pieces of flimsy cs each cut to the same size and taped to my ef with Washi Tape|
I created a shim small enough to fit over the flower but not so big that is comes near the folder edges. The idea is that when you roll the ef and your cs to emboss through your machine the thickest part of the thing is going to get the most pressure. This means only my flower is embossed because the shim is thick and hits first so that the edges of the ef itself does not emboss or smush down the previous flower you embossed leaving nice crisp impressions.
When you flip the ef over you can easily line up your images each time you run them through the machine.
I would not be a bit surprised if everyone in blogland has already mastered this embossing technique but I had never before tried it! : )
While doing the e-Bay thing I purchased a CTMH stamp set D1476 Card Chatter- Sympathy.... Oh wait! will this count as NBUS Darnell? I have used this set before! I used a friends but liked it so much that I bought it myself! so I have never used THIS set I used another one of these sets? (See I figure if I can get her confused she'll agree to anything) LOL I have never before used the stamp set that created the sentiment in this set! How's that for dancing? LOL And finally the cutie patootie blue gingham brads are from my stash and quite possibly one of the oldest embies I ever bought. You can see why I never used them they are so stinking cute!
Thanks a bunch, Darnell, for the chance to win your generous prize!!
I guess that is more than enough SCHTUFF to bore you with today : ) Have a wonderful Friday!! Can you believe it? only one more week to the 4th of July! this summer is flying by!