Thursday, March 17, 2011

embossing with Sarah Hurley (sponsored challenge woohoo)

It's a new challenge at Sarah Hurley this week, and we are excited because we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies - including plenty of embossing folders and dies for the Cuttlebug. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!
They chose a theme of Embossing this week and have given us some embossing folders as a prize! There will be 3 for the winner and one each for 2nd and 3rd place. You can see them on their website here

Here is my card for this week's challenge

I used some of Sarah's digital papers for the balloons (which can be found in the store here. I embossed the balloons using the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder and then raised a few of them with pop dots. I added some thick twine to use as strings and then tied it with the red twine. A simple sentiment from Sarah's store and the card is finished. The edge embossing was done with my Scor-Buddy. Just a nice touch I think. I hope you enjoy this card and don't forget to head over to the challenge blog to play along for that great prize this week from Handy Hippo!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Amber's Crafts & Stuff: Anything goes

Freshly Brewed: spots and dots

Cuttlebug Spot: embossing & embellish with twine

The Shabby Tea Room: Birthday (BTW..check out their blog and enter this challenge, they are giving away fabulous prizes!)

Paper Sundaes: Keep it Simple

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