Wednesday 10 February 2021


I’m delighted to be Guest Designer at Let’s Squash It for this month’s challenge where the focus is on love and romance. Pull out your embossing folders with hearts, Cupids, words of love etc and throw in some red and/or pink - all the details here!

I decided to try the “embedding” thing which is a trick I’ve failed to get round to until now. Basically, just stick die cut shapes on the piece you’re going to emboss, run the whole lot through the machine in the folder and the embossing process squishes the shapes into the base layer so it looks seamless. It works best if the folder has a fairly close “all over” kind of pattern and I thought these heartstrings would fit the bill. 

I’ve framed one of the embossed hearts and used a Tim Holtz arrow sticker to further draw attention to it. Die cut lettering finishes it off. 

Gail and Jo would love to see your romantic crushes (see what I did there?) so why not get your squash on during the month? There’s a prize for a random winner too!

Unusually for me there’s no stamping here so I’m linking up at Unstampabelle as well where the current challenge is an anything goes one. 

Hearts embossing folder (Crafts Too)
Bristol board, black, red and silver cardstock
Tim Holtz Industrial stickers
Fiskars circle punches
Small circle punch
Tim Holtz/Sizzix alphabet diesh
Fine frames circle die (Altenew)
Silver gel pen 
Pinflair glue gel


ionabunny said...

Ha ha, crushes. Very funny. Love your black and red beauty. Another great tip and a beautifully executed card. Love this. Thanks for being out guest designer over at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Dotty Jo said...

'Crushes' - we love you! Wish I'd have thought of that when I was making the badge. Great card, Joanne. Love what you did with that folder; it was quite clearly perfect for the job. Thanks so much for being our guest this month, Jo x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the embossed black with red circles, Joanne - so fun with the target and arrow! Congrats on being the featured guest at Let's Squash It!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Joanne, and thanks for the tip on embedding... and how you've used it to highlight the hearts. Congrats on the GD spot too, Robyn

Wavejumper said...

I just learned about embedding! Sounds cool!

Nice card and fun pun. I like it for men. I think I have that EF!

hugs Margot

JulieP said...

I've never heard of this and can't wait to try it!!! Your card is absolutely stunning!

Carol L said...

Congrats on your guest design spot over at Let's Squash it! I had to come take a closer look after spotting this fabulous card over there! I love the technique you used, and especially how you encircled that tiny embossed heart! Brilliant!!

frommycraftroom said...

A fabulous technique. A fab card. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.