Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The First SSS Challenge for the Year

This year seems to be humming along creatively. I hope that bodes well for the rest of the year still to come.

This week's theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Add A Sentiment. I needed a birthday card for the bff so I knew I could Add A Sentiment to her card.  It's her birthday today! (NZ Time)  I made the card in the weekend but I didn't want to load it before her special day in case she checked my blog!  Here's what I came up with:

I really don't know what is happening with my heat embossing lately. That's two cards I've made recently that haven't embossed well. It was a new stamp set so maybe I should've 'primed' it? I also did the right thing by using my Misti but it still double stamped a little off, which is one of the reasons the embossing didn't turn out perfectly.

I did learn a lesson though: don't cut your strip for stamping before using the Misti! The stamps left no room for the magnets to hold it in place! My fix-it was to adhere my stamping piece to a bigger piece of scrap paper so that I somewhere to put the magnets. (Another reason the embossing smooshed?).

Stamp: Studio Calico
Inks: Versamark, Studio Calico
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Cream Card: Stampin' Up!
Corner Chomper: WRMK
Other: Sequins, scrap paper, card base


  1. I like how distressed this looks and the colors you chose :) thank you for playing along with us at the simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    1. Thanks Jenn. I like the shabby, distressed look too.