Monday 10 May 2021

Challenge #8 - Let's Make some Space and Bring on the Bling!

 Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 8th challenge here at 

Let's Squash It! 

Let's Squash It! is The Embossing Folder Challenge.  We are gonna help you explore the world of the not so humble embossing folder and encourage you to dig 'em out, knock the dust off and find old, new and fun ways to make your projects pop.


We have an awesome team to keep you entertained and awesome challenge themes to stretch your creativity and get you using all those long forgotten and neglected embossing folders.  
For those of you who are just tuning in you can check the previous posts for the story behind the genesis of the challenge and the technique posts for awesome tips and techniques to help you make the most of your supplies and folders.

Challenges start on the 10th of the month and run to the last day at 23.59 GMT.  We will be picking top picks and a winner, who will have a chance to be our guest designer for a future challenge.  There is a little prize on offer for a randomly selected winner and these will all be announced on the 5th of next month.   

So, Challenge #8
And this month's theme is

Use any Embossing Folder that leaves some space AND Bling

Use an embossing folder that leaves some un-embossed space and also add some bling eg sequins, rhinestones, glitter etc..  Check Jo's awesome technique time post for ideas on leaving un-embossed space.  Please make sure you include both parts of the challenge on your card and also check da roolz to ensure your entry will be eligible for the random prize draw!

We are very pleased to have our Let's Squash It!! Empress joining us as our guest designer this month.  Please welcome Riet from I need to Stamp!

"Hello everyone, My name is Riet and some of you know me as Riet Harikini. I love to stamp and make cards. But I can also take a trip into the art journals and mixed media. I really enjoy being able to participate here as a guest designer. I find it very difficult to use embossing folders and I hardly ever use them. Until Gail and Jo started this challenge blog. Great idea from these two ladies. Now I use them more often. Enough talking now, let's get to work, and show us your beautiful ideas."

Here's what Riet made:

Riet's Card uses
Nellie Snellen Embossing Folder 05 Rectangle Frame

The folder Riet used.  

And here's some inspiration from the team......

Gail's Card uses 
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Christmas Tree Frame

Jo's Card uses
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Trellis

Please do check da roolz to make sure you will be in the running for da prizes.  

This months randomly selected winner will be able to choose a prize from the
Now it your turn!
Grab your embossing folders and dies or scissors and join the fun.
We are looking forward to seeing your cards.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Angelnorth said...

Great samples from all three of you, lovely variety of approaches!

Greta said...

I know some of my folders will work for this challenge, so I'll be playing along! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, ladies!

Dawn T said...

Awesome. I'll be pulling out a couple of folders I have that will fit the bill perfectly.

CinnamonSally said...

Another fun challenge, I will be playing along to this one!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful cards. 🥰

Tina Z. said...

great inspirations and great challenge for me, I have to find some appropriate folders!

Bonnie said...

Thanks, Jo!

Karenladd said...

I finally pulled out a favorite frame embossing folder and ended up making a whole set of cards with it. Thanks for another great challenge and inspiration.

Riet Harikini said...

Great challenge and pretty DT makes. Thanks for the inspiration.