Wednesday, 30 September 2009

ABC Challenge - E is for... feels like ages since I posted a card for the ABC Challenge! Thank you for bearing with us, while we got ourselves in order...especially those of you who took the time to enter our DT call. It was a real challenge to choose just four of you to join our team, but we got there in the end...our new design team members have been revealed on the ABC Challenge make sure you pop by to see who'll be inspiring you to join us in our future challenges.

To get us all back into the swing of things, we have a nice simple challenge for you this fortnight:

E is for Embossing

This can be either heat embossing, dry embossing with a stencil, or using a folder or texture plate in a die-cutting machine...or a combination of any of these.

For the embossing on my card, I used a couple of Cuttlebug folders on my card...'Lace Tree' and 'Snowflakes'...on various finishes of silver card...I love the way the embossing really stands out on metallics. I added a few adhesive gems in the corners, and also in a few places on the tree, but kept it really simple, as I wanted this card to be all about the embossing.

We have a lovely prize on offer for the winner of this of the new Cuttlebug folders...'Moroccan Screen':

And don't forget...our challenges are now you've got plenty of time to join in.
The rest of the design team have created some gorgeous make sure you stop by the ABC Challenge to check them out.


Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card Helen - I love the effect of embossing on mirri card and sheen card, it really makes it look glamorous and expensive. Love the little gems on your tree too! Squirrel xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Gorgeous card Helen. Such a beautiful stylish card.
Love Sandra x

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, that tree is gorgeous!! what a fantastic use of that folder, it so pops on the silver paper :D

CraftyC said...

Great tree Helen, beautifully embossed

strawberry fields said...

Helen this is beautiful
fiona x

suzARTe said...

hi Helen

I absolutely love your work and your blog. Some great references to challenges which is great for me being a challenge junkee. So looking forward to working with you on the ABC DT, this is going to be so much fun

Unknown said...

Stunning card helen - love the embossing.
pauline x