Guess what?! I got me some new stamps yesterday! Yay!! I think part of my lack of desire to blog has been that I haven't had anything new in a while, so I just felt like I was creating with the same thing over and over again. So, I have been loving all the STAMPtember products that Simon Says Stamp released and decided I deserved to treat myself to a few new goodies. I couldn't wait to play with them today! I decided also to participate in the SSS Wednesday challenge as well of embossing. Now, my original plan was to do a background of heat embossed circles using the new "Lots of Dots" set. However, I changed my mind and decided to build the outline circles instead. I stamped them with Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough and Pumice Stone distress inks. So, then I shifted the embossing to the middle panel and the side. It isn't a lot of embossing; but it's there! I included a little close up picture so you could see it.
I used the A2 card edge die to create the curved edge of the card. If you have this or are thinking about getting it, let me just warn you that it is VERY delicate. Also, be sure you put it through your die cut machine properly. I had it turned the wrong way and actually ended up bending it slightly....what a nightmare that was to fix!
The sentiment is from "Handwritten Greetings" designed by the amazing Kristina Werner. (Seriously...is she not a crafting rock star?!)
I added some glossy accents, perfect pearls and some stickles to the circles on the background to add a little interest.
Ok, so that's it for me today. Thanks for visiting with me! Until next time....