It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whachdoin' Wednesday?

Today is the first installment of Whachadoin' Wednesday at Storage Units, Ink & More. The challenge today is to use embossing folders. If you don't have embossing folders and would still like to play along, I give you unofficial permission to do the old fashioned dry embossing, or even faux dry emboss. If you upload to Splitcoast, use keyword SUINKWWC1. And please leave us a link to your creation (gallery or blog) so we can all check it out. Leave your link on this SU Ink post.

And here's mine. I embossed my Grape Gusto Core'dinations card stock with the Bloom Dots folder, then sanded a bit to bring out the lighter core color. Isn't that fun?!? I stamped some images from At A Snail's Pace on the background and stamped a few more on scrap card stock to cut out and layer for my little garden scene. To go with my distressed background, I also distressed the Purple Moon layer of my main image. And I just love the little trio of funky brads to go with the round sentiment. One more brad with some ribbon scraps in the top corner finished it off.

What's In It?
Stamps: At a Snail's Pace (SU Ink)
Paper: grape gusto, purple moon, meadow, grassroots (Core'dinations); white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: graphite black (Brilliance); elegant eggplant (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: precision file set (Basic Grey); distressing tool (Tim Holtz); ribbon (American Crafts); brads (Queen & Co and SU!); bloom dots embossing folder and stamps die (Cuttlebug); dimensionals

Also, thanks to everyone
who partied with Verve last night at the release party on Splitcoast. I had such a blast chatting with some of you. Sorry if I missed you. I couldn't quite keep up with the pace. If you missed it, Verve has all the new releases available now on the website. That's six new sets and five Plain Janes. You're going to LOVE them. Fun, elegant, and SO VERVE!

14 comments:

Tina said...

I love it!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Bethany! Your coloring is FABULOUS!

Janine said...

What a fabulous card!!

Alexandra said...

What a cute and fun card Bethany - I just love that adorable little snail! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Libby Hickson said...

Super cute card Bethany! I tried to do the party last night, but had to throw in the towel bc I was tired and couldn't keep up... sigh.... ;-)

Christi said...

This is awesome!! I love it!!

Julie Masse said...

Fun card Bethany! The embossing on that paper looks wonderful! :)

Rhonda said...

Oh how cute! I love this card. And I really like the dimensional look you created with the snail and flowers! Great job.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful card Bethany! I just love these colors together! Too cute! :D

Bunny B said...

So cute! I love it!

Leslie Miller said...

What a cute sentiment to use with the snail! A totally fun and happy card. I love the embossing and distressing. It makes me happy to look at it!

Dawn Easton said...

so cute Bethany! I love that colour of Core'dinations!!

Angel said...

omgosh, how cute!!! love those stamps and the colors!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very cute, and I love your coloring and dimension!!