This week's hostess at The Shabby Tea Room is Audrey and she has choosen embossing for this week's challenge.You could either use heat or dry embossing,I choose to use dry embossing as on Monday I bought one of the new Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder and was itching to use it.
In my previous post I mentioned the photo card that I was struggling with,well I have eventually finished it,thanks for the advice that was given.I think I found it harder to do than other cards because I wanted it to be extra special because it's going overseas to my daughter's friends boyfriend who's serving in the Forces.Faye asked me to put the photo on the card as it was taken the last time he was on leave.I had some great advice off Lisa who gave me plenty of ideas on what to put on a masculine card.I did try stars first which looked great but decided on the hearts as it was a sweetheart card.
I used some blue patterned paper for the background of the card I inked and machine sewed around it (the sewing isn't very clear on the photo).I used the Cuttlebug Brocade Window cut and emboss,it's great to use,when you've embossed there's a flap of plastic you can lift up so you can ink the raised embossed part while still in the folder,genius! I inked mine with Tin Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo,I think the two colours work so well together.I put a piece of PP behind the frame and added the photo.The metal frame and Adore ticket are both from Tim Holtz,it's quite a simple card but thought that's all it really needed as I wanted the photo to be the main focal point.
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