Today's challenge is a technique challenge with a twist and it's one that you will all be able to do. Tracey is our hostess this week - you need to use DRY EMBOSSING somewhere on your card. SO get our your Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Wizard etc. OR your light box and do some dry embossing. Now we said "with a twist" - the twist is to make your card a BIRTHDAY card. Yea, Dana - sorry girl we changed it up on you so we could all wish you a happy birthday!! (We told Dana the twist was to make a thankful card!)
Here's my card - details on how I did the embossing to follow.
And here's the detail shot of the cupcake and icing with "sugar sprinkles" (aka glitter.)
Ok - now on to the details. I have a great friend, Selma Stevenson, who recently posted a tutorial on her blog on how to do double embossing. I have always wondered how she did that so I finally got around to trying it - it worked like a charm! THANKS, Selma. Here is a link to her double embossing tutorial if you want to try it too. First I embossed my white CS with my CB birthday folder, I dry embossed the center using a nestie oval. With the nestie in place, I then sponged with PTI Lavendar Moon and Plum Pudding. Then I used two other oval nesties and I cut them out (and embossed them) to create the center focal image ovals. I made another card with this same technique as well and was also pleased with how it turned out.
Once you have made your card, then enter up your project on our Mr. Linky on the Just Us Girls site. Remember you must provide a DIRECT LINK to your project - not just a link to your blog or gallery. Give us your best work - you'll have a chance to be our top pick stamper called "Chic of the Week" and a special badge to wear on your blog. Can't wait to see what you emboss for us. Be sure to hop over to Dana's blog (see list below) and wish her a happy birthday :-)
Here are the other Design Team blogs - I'm sure you'll get lots of inspiration here as well.