Hello everybody. Today is my last post as a guest designer for Create A Smile! I had so much fun and I hope you enjoyed the projects I made for you.
I am also hosting a giveaway on my Instagram account. You can find more information at the end of the post.
I recently got an embossing mat and in my head I always had the idea of embossing my sentiment dies. So this was the perfect opportunity. Also, a friend of mine is expecting her baby boy very soon so a baby card was ideal for this as well! Unfortunately, you can't really see the embossing in the picture above. There are some close-up pictures below where you can see it more easily.
- Using a ruler I drew a few lines that were evenly spaced along a piece of blue cardstock that I die cut previously using a stitched rectangle die.
- I started off at one corner and placed down the word die "Willkommen" (English: Welcome) from the "Kleine Worte" die set with washi tape.
- Because I didn't want the word to be die cut from the card stock but only to be embossed, I used an embossing mat throughout the whole process.
- I did that for the whole panel. Unfortunately, I didn't think about the fact that the already made embossings will be flattened out a little bit when ran through the die cutting machine again. But it is not too bad as you an still clearly see the embossed words.
- The little parachute penguin from the "Penguin Party" stamp set was perfect for this baby card. I stamped the image with black ink and colored him with Spectrum Noir markers.
- I didn't just want to place him on the embossed panel, so I went ahead and die cut the frame from the "Magical Frame" die set from white card stock and adhered it a little bit askew on the panel.
- Using 3D foam squares, I also placed the little penguin directly over the frame.
- Furthermore, I used the word "baby" from the "Poppin' Over" set and stamped it with white pigment ink on black cardstock to create a complete sentiment.
- I cut the black cardstock into a little flag and adhered it to the bottom right corner of the panel to create the sentiment "Willkommen Baby" (English: Welcome Baby).
- To finish off my card, I also die cut a scalloped rectangle from white card stock and, using fun foam, adhered the embossed panel to it.
- Then I adhered a top-folding white notecard to the back of the scalloped rectangle. I cut it slightly smaller than the rectangle to make it look like a scalloped shaped card.
An embossing mat is rather inexpensive (I got mine for about 8 dollar) and it gives you the possibility to make more out of your dies.
Unfortunately, my guest design is over - but I still want to celebrate this amazing opportunity I was given with you. I am hosting a giveaway sponsored by Create A Smile over on my Instagram channel. Go check out my channel @some_bits_and_pieces.