This week's challenge at CropStop is to use your embossed papers as embellishments. For my two embossed embellishments I made a cream/pink rose and a large, embossed butterfly. I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die to cut the petals from cream cardstock. I then embossed them with Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley and swiped Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the flower cut-outs to bring out the embossing. Then I followed this video tutorial to make the rose. Boy, making flowers is a lot of work, but definitely cheaper! I think the more practice I get with them, the easier they will be.
For the large butterfly, I just used Cuttlebugs Butterflies Emboss & Cut set. How simple is that?!! It has a die that cuts out the shape and then there are 4 different butterfly embossing folders included. I LOVE it!! I cut two butterflies and glued just the bodies together so I could fold up the wings of the top butterfly. After embossing the CTMH tulip cardstock, I used a sanding block to expose the white core. Then I topped the entire thing with Stardust Stickles and added white pearls for the body.
Here's my girlie card (you can see the full recipe at the bottom of my post)! I think this card is one of my faves. I used Sweetie Tilda and colored her with Copics and chalk. The center of her dress is paper-pieced. Her sleeves, socks, & bows are colored with Copics and chalk and then covered in Stardust Stickles. I used SB Lacey Circles for the frame behind Tilda, embossed it with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the dots. The pink frame is cut using SB Floral Doily Motifs and edged with Stardust Stickles. The pink panel is embossed with Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley. The kraft border was made using SB Parisian Accents.
Here's a close-up of Sweetie Tilda:
Here's a side view. I used pop-dots behind Tilda and behind the pink frame. The champagne colored pearls are from Close To My Heart. The white pearls for the butterfly bodies came from my stash (I think they are Recollections).
Card RecipeImage: Magnolia Sweetie Tilda/ Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Papers: Rose DP (Anna Griffin)/Plaid DP (The Paper Studio)/ Kraft Cardstock (Recollections)/Tulip Cardstock with white core (Close To My Heart)
Embellishments: Large Rose (handmade)/ Yellow Roses (Wild Orchid Crafts)/ Green Roses (my stash)/ Cream Pearls (Close To My Heart)/ Large Butterfly (Cuttlebug Butterflies Cut & Emboss)/ Small Butterflies (Martha Stewart Punch)
Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots/ Spellbinders Lacey Circles/ Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs/
Spellbinders Parisian Accents/ Sanding Block
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink/ Worn Lipstick Distress Ink/ Copics/ Chalk
Cuttlebug Butterflies Cut & Emboss
Handmade Rose (large cream & pink rose):
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Remember if you play along, you'll have a chance to win a CropStop gift certificate. In addition, all challenges during the month of June will have an added plus with them! Use embossing on your project and have the opportunity to win a Tim Holtz, personally autographed embossing folder each week that you enter! At the end of June, CropStop will put all of the month's entries into the pot and draw one random winner to receive a colossal embossing folder prize!
Also, check back here on Sunday, June 19th because we are doing a "Celebrate Summer" Blog Hop! Each Creative Team member will be challenging you to create a project based on our own challenge themes! Collect a letter from every team member and spell our mystery word! You will have 12 days to complete and link your projects. There will be Prizes galore!
Have a great Thursday and see ya back here soon!