Friday 31 December 2021

Raise a toast

It's the last day of the year and I'm just managing to squeak in with an entry for December's challenge at Let's Squash It!

Gail and Jo gave us free rein this time - any folder, any technique. I went back to May's challenge to find a way to create white space alongside the embossed texture. I did it this time by laying my top plate part way up the folder so I didn't get the full impression. Then I turned the paper and did the same the other end, leaving a clear strip across for stamping the sentiment.I used a score board to create more defined edges for the embossed areas.

This folder is intended as snow but it's always made me think of champagne bubbles so I used some ivory pearlescent paper and teamed it up with champagne flutes to make a card that could toast the New Year.

Champagne Celebration (Crafters Companion)
Birthday (Letter It by Ranger) 

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Softly Falling embosing folder (Stampin' Up!)
Scor ItCopic markers
Copic Spica glitter pen (gold)
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by - whether you're raising a glass of champagne tonight or celebrating some other way, cheers! Let's hope 2022 is a bit kinder to us all.


Marianne said...

Thanks for the reminder, Joanne!
I had intended to (finally) link up a card this month and I happen to have 2 cards ready.
Love that you kept a strip unembossed for your sentiment.
Cheers to a Happy New Year!
Marianne x

Debbie said...

happy crafting 2022 - loveyour cards and blog - thank you

Wavejumper said...

Happy New Year!
This is a classic card and I can see why you see them like bubbles.

I look forward to your postings in 2022.

hugs Margot

ionabunny said...

Looks more like a slurp than a squeek and I love the simple elegance. Great little tip to use the score to define the embossed edge. Those little details make a big difference. Love it. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Happy New Year. Hugz