Saturday 17 April 2021

Challenge #7 - Inspiration

 Hi there, Squashettes, it's Jo on the blog today with some inspiration for our current challenge.

I think this one is proving a little tricky, so here's a little nudge to get your mojo moving and grooving.

I created a simple Distress Ink blended background and spritzed it with a little water before running it through my Cuttle Bug using Crochet Doily from Kaisercraft. I really like this EF and you'll find it on sale in the UK at this link

The second of my three folders is this beaut. Unfortunately, it's an oldie and it was purchased on eBay, so I can't share a link. However, leaf patterns are fairly easy to find so I'm sure you can track down something similar if you like the look it gives.

For my final EF of the trio I decided I wanted a pattern to pull things together. Again, this is a VERY old folder, but I like how using just a corner of the pattern gave me a leaf and some flowers for my embellishment.

Gail's Technique Time post here shared some ideas about using scraps and leftovers for creating sweet embellishments for your cards. You don't have to use all of your embossing folder all of the time - just a portion of the pattern and a little die cutting can create lovely results.

This challenge is open until the last day of April, so there's plenty of time to get creating and I hope seeing my card may have given you a few more ideas to help you play along!


Angelnorth said...

Lovely card Jo, great use of colour to tie the elements together!

Riet Harikini said...

Just gorgeus.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love that leaf folder and I love you taking just part of the pattern for the heart. Wonderful card Jo. Hugz

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Jo, love all the texture created by the embossing folders and a perfect backdrop to that gorgeous image!

Riet Harikini said...

The cards are all so lovely, great job.