Sunday, September 20, 2009

What are the chances?

That two of the challenges I frequently participate in would have the same exact challenge? LOL, guess it works out for me then ;-) The two challenges I'm referring to are the Basic Grey 2week Challenge and Farm Fresh Fridays over at TGF who's challenges are both to use an embossing technique.

So my grandpa's bday was on Saturday and being so busy with school and getting sick last week I didn't have time to make a card. I bought these papers a while ago and they ended up going perfectly with Fishing Ian from the Rock the Farm set. To make everything pull together inside the card says 'Fishing You Happy Birthday', cute huh? :-)

So where's the embossing you ask? Well, I used my nestabilites to emboss a circle edge around the image and I heat embossed the clear Zing embossing powder that I dusted Ian with. Because there was so much going on with the patterned papers I felt that doing a lot of dry embossing on a background paper would overwhelm the card. Anyways hope y'all (and my gpa) like it.

Fishing You Happy Birthday

  • cs - DCWV
  • pp - Moxxie's A Fish Tale (get it in gear & the big catch), Reminisce's It's All Relative (grandpa)
  • stamp - Rock the Farm (TGF)
  • die cuts/embossing - QuicKutz Nesting Flowers, Nestabilities standard large circles
  • ink - Tim Holtz distressed ink vintage photo
  • color - Copics (G94, BG96)
  • heat embossing powder - Zing Clear
  • buttons - Basic Grey
  • Elmer's braiding cord
  • popup dots


  1. Gorgeous card, fabulous colours and papers. Love your monochrome image (well - apart from the fish) - so effective. Bet your Gpa loved it.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
    hugs Heather & the BG team xx


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