Welcome to Day 2 of the 2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop!
This is the first card I made for the Artisan contest. On this card, I explored making my own embossing folder. I've always wanted an embossed number background (which would be great for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) so I made my own "letterpress plate" by die-cutting numbers out of chipboard using the Typeset Alphabet dies and gluing them to another piece of chipboard. Then, I ran some colored cardstock over it in the Big Shot and voilà! Instant embossing! I took two chipboard numbers, painted them with Champagne Mist paint and used them on the ard.
The background was created with both the Forever Young (the frame) and the numbers from the Memorable Moments stamp set. The clock was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, masked and then I added En français over it. The center was then stamped again in Island Indigo ink, punched with the small Scallop Circle punch, the edges were inked, I glued it in place with Dimensionals, added a mini pearl in the center then Crystal Effects all over it to create a glass-like effect.
The sentiment comes from the Happy Hour stamp set and it reads, "I appreciate every moment spent with you, which fit nicely with the clock image.
The Crumb Cake baker's twine came from the Boutique Boxes kit (in case you were wondering).
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Moments mémorables (Memorable Moments), Forever Young, En français,
À ta santé (Happy Hour)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Stampin' Markers, Spritzer, Crystal Effects, Pearls basic jewels, Vintage trinkets,
7/8'' Scallop Circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, daubers, Chipboard, Champagne Mist shimmer paint,
Artisan kit (lace), Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Boutique Boxes kit (baker's twine),
Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies, Baja Breeze seam binding
Here are all the links to the participants' blogs in case you can't hop from one blog to the next properly:
Brenda Quintana http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/
Joan Robertson http://www.dailystampede.com/
Lauri Ingram http://lauri-paperville.blogspot.com/
Laura Mellinger http://laurasworksofheart.blogspot.com/
Kandi Phillips http://kandiphillips.blogspot.com/
Lisa Hensley http://ponygirl40stamps.blogspot.com/
Anna Black http://my-creation-station.blogspot.com/
Pamela Staples http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com/
Tina Munzke http://www.craftedwithclass.blogspot.com/
Cindy Major http://www.cindymajor.typepad.com/