Leslie over on her blog challenged us to make a card using embossing folders/dies/punches and there is a sketch for the challenge.
The challenge called for the use of design papers and certain placement of items which sat uneasily with me. I know of card makers who can pull out sheets of dp, ink, stamp(s), embellishments and make a card very quickly..I don’t work like that! I am an organic or dynamic crafter – great technical term! This term covers up the fact that I haven’t a clue what I’m going to do until I get there. So I tend to stamp an image or images, create a scene or whatever on a piece of cardstock (usually white) and then hope that this will serve as a spring board for a cohesive card. Lying in a box are several panels of stamped and coloured pieces ready for an idea to come forth; quite often an idea may come to mind as I am busily stamping, inking and colouring, sometimes that idea firms up or it may expand or, even, change shape completely.
Anyhow here is my card for the challenge, make of it what you will but this card took me a great deal of time lol.
White cardstock from own stash, card panel embossed with TH Texture Fade folder Damask coloured with Aloe Vera VersaMagic chalk ink and edged with Impress Chocolate. DP from Paper Cellar Victorian Classic; scraps of cardstock, stamps from Crafty Individuals; acetate panel from stash; handmade rosette.
Thanks for looking x