Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Technique Challenge

Hi and thanks for hopping with us for the Around the World on Wednesday crew. This month we have a technique challenge - embossing. I love dry embossing using folders as it adds so much texture to a card without being too overpowering and distracting from the focal image. 

But for me this card was an extra challenge as I have very limited access to my stamping supplies at the moment as my studio is undergoing renovations and EVERYTHING is packed away! I don't even have access to my photography spot. I am having such withdrawal symptoms too! 

So this card might not be super technical but it fills the brief! I had these elements in my work-in-progress bin so I am quite pleased (and relieved) that it turned out ok.  

I began with a thick basic white card base then added a layer of embossed white cardstock using the timeworn 3D embossing folder - this is my absolute favourite folder at the moment  I seem to use it on almost everything! 

And the Beautiful Thistle bundle is stunning, and I enjoyed colouring it with my blends markers then adding a layer of wink of stella for a bit of sparkle. I used the dies to cut it out quickly and easily - love that! I then added the sentiment and a twine bow to complete it. 

Next up in the hop is Danielle

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  1. Well done on finding something in your "in progress" box Melissa. Love the pop of colour on the embossed background. Timeworn Type is one of my favourite "go to's" as well. Exciting to be getting a craft room makeover. xx

  2. A lovely card created from your limited construction access supplies... this is my fav go-to embossing folder, too! x

  3. I think this is also one of my favorite embossing folders. Compliments your beautiful thistle wonderfully.

  4. Lovely, Melissa! I too am a big fan of this folder and it's so hard to go past a strong focal point on a lovely open space like this. And life is hard when you don't have access to your craft gear - you have my sympathy there!

  5. Lovely focal point against the crisp white. Great job x