Thought I'd quickly whip up a CAS card for a couple challenges before I went to my Close to My Heart card class this afternoon. I knew I wanted to use the CTMH Happy Birthday balloon stamps with the sketch from Cards in Envy, and the colors scheme from Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. But then the Outlawz threw in a twist - use embossing. And the first 2 ink colors weren't quite right. I tried a border punch on the strip and didn't like it. Next I embossed the strip using the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder. It took me 10 minutes to place the strip in the folder just so. Turned out great. Thought I'd sand it a bit to make the words show up better. Wrecked it. Back to cutting another strip. I used the lighter mauve color this time. Finally decided to use the bottom part of my Christmas tree embossing folder. Lookin' good! If only it was a wee bit thinner. Had to trim 1/8" off one side. Yeah - 1/8". That's 0.125 inches to be precise. First cut went crooked. Second cut did the trick. I glued it in place. That went fine. All it needed was a little very flat something. (This is for the Cards in Envy Challenge so it has to fit in an envy without extra postage.) Took several minutes to go through my stash and find a sheet of little vinyl stickers conveniently in the shades of purple and mauve I had used. The fourth one I tried looked good. I quickly took a picture (the only part of the process that was actually quick) and here it is!
Entering this card in the following challenges:
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