It's Friday, thank goodness, nearly the weekend and time for another Phindy's Place Challenge. This week we welcome 3 new Design Team members, their work is just gorgeous, do have a look and leave them some love. This week we have a very simple theme: embossing. You can dry or heat emboss, or even do both as I did! I used Pretty Blooms, a lovely digi that has me hoping for spring:)
I saw an interesting new tutorial on Splitcoaststampers this week, called Pressed Flowers. Anne Haralda shows how dry embossing flower embellishments can press them into a project, they lose their 3D element and look like pressed flowers. This is a new look to me and also means the card doesn't end up needing extra postage on it! The DP was quite thin and I liked the almost distressed look I got on it when it was embossed, not sure how well it shows in the photos...
The card is based on this week's Sketch Saturday layout, rotated around a bit. I've paper pieced her top from the DP I used for the little border, which is Basic Grey Marjolaine. Her hat and scarf are popped up on gel glue and there is Glossy Accents on the scarf and the watering can, as well as Stickles on the flowers, butterflies and rain and of course she is coloured with Copics. The gold embossed sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I edged the die cut with PVA glue and embossed the edge too. MS punch is String Lace and the Nestie is a Labels die.
My card is for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
CCEE Stampers - punches
Delightful Sketches - come fly with me (butterflies)
Southern Girls - dry embossing
For Fun - spring or winter
Anything Goes - butterflies
Papertake Weekly - anything goes + flowers
Totally Papercrafts - friendship - perfect sentiment for this one!
Pile it On - punch it
BasicGrey - flower power
Copic Challenges - we're cool!