Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #7 - Technique!

Good Saturday morning, Stampers! It's week SEVEN for Just Us Girls. It's also a SPECIAL DAY for our DT girl, Dana - can y'all give a BIG shout out to Dana for a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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.

Dana (the birthday girl)

Have a great weekend. Hug the ones you love.


craftieodamae said...

Beautiful card, I'm gonna play!

Selma said...

I have been anxiously waiting to see this card. How beautiful. I love the way you attached the bow. Thanks for linking back to my tutorial. I MUST enter a card, right!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous Pam! LOVE the glitter!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is GORGEOUS, Pam! I have no idea what you are talking about with that double embossing, so I'll have to check out Selma's tutorial, but I LOVE how you made your oval around the cupcake almost glow!

Your cupcake looks scrumptious with that sparkly icing, and your pretty bow is the perfect touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Pam! You did an AWESOME job with ALL the embossing! Thanks for sharing the link to Selma's tutorial :) You made her proud I am sure! I love the shimmery frosting & cherry on top of your beautiful cupcake! Looks YUMMY :) Dana will showcase this card for sure!

Anonymous said...

Hey love this challenge! Coincidentally, it was for the TSG challenge too and I just posted a card for that!! LOL Can I use it????

Dana Gustafson said...

Pam! You sweetie pie you! You all tricked me and I LOVE that! ;)

What an amazing card chock full of embossing ideas. I will totally have to check out Selma's tutorial. I love how you sponged color onto your backdrop but used the nestie as a mask...I always forget to use them that way. And your image is so totally me...I love a cute cupcake stamp and glitter! You know me well, my friend.

Thanks so much for your kindness and thoughtful birthday wishes. I am definitely QUEEN for a day!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Pam, I love the colors and sparkly frosting. I hope to have time to play again this week.

Archana said...

What a beautiful card you made. My 4 year old daughter was so happy to see your card, she just love Purple color.
Thank you so much Pam, for your detail and sweet comment on my blog. I really appreciate that.


Andrea M said...

Hi Pam! Holy cow, that cupcake looks soooooooo goooood :) YUM!!! Love your double embossing - will have to check out that tutorial. What a pretty effect! I agree with Kristin - it makes your main image stand out and almost "glow". Thanks for the inspiration :)

Annie said...

Oh my! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a great sparkle, colors and double embossing. It's simply PERFECT!!!

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