AEI♥U Challenge #27 – Embossing

Challenge 27

It’s time for another AEI♥U Challenge! This month’s theme is Embossing! Here’s my take on the theme:


I stamped and heat embossed the van from Surf’s Up three times on watercolor paper. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Sending You. ( I did so in two steps – by first stamping and heat embossing the “sending” and then “good vibes.” When I tried stamping the two pieces of the sentiment at the same time, I couldn’t get them close enough together.)


I used Peerless Watercolors to color the vans. Once the panel was dry, I cut it with the frame in Custom Panels. I cut the hearts from watercolored paper with dies from the Finished Frames set. As a final step, I added Glossy Accents to the hearts.

There’s no limit to how you can interpret embossing  for this challenge!

Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries!  You have until 12:01 AM on August 27, 2015 to link up your take on the challenge!


It’s Your Day – Beach Scene

Today, I’m sharing another summer-themed, beach scene crafted with die cuts.


I used my favorite red/white/blue scheme again! Hope you’re having a terrific day.

Online Card Classes Background Check – Day Three

Today’s Online Card Classes Background Check lesson focused on card designs using backgrounds created in the first two days of lessons. I followed one of the designs shown by Jennifer McGuire. To create the background, I followed the same techniques as on my Day One card.






Online Card Classes Background Check – Day Two

I’m sharing a card created with one of the techniques shown by Kristina Werner in the Day Two lesson of the Online Card Classes Background Check class.


I stamped the Argyle Backdrop with ColorBox white pigment ink onto Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand cardstock. When that was dry, I stamped over the pigment ink (shifting slightly) with four Stampin’ Up dye inks. I cut out the panel with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die; it’s A2 sized. I cut the thanks sentiment and leaves with Lawn Fawn dies.



Online Card Classes Background Check – Day One

I’m sharing a card created with one of the techniques shown in the Day One lesson of the Online Card Classes Background Check class.


I inked the cardstock panel with three Distress Inks, ran it through the Big Shot with the My Favorite Things stencil (adding some dimension) and then dabbed at the open areas of the stencil with a baby wipe to life off some of the ink. The card design is based on one used by Jennifer Rzasa in an earlier Online Card Classes course.

Supplies: Hero Arts sentiment from a retired set

Reverse Confetti – Watermelon Popsicles

I couldn’t resist creating watermelon Popsicles with the Reverse Confetti Let’s Chill Confetti Cuts and the Doin’ the Wave Confetti Cuts.


To create the Popsicles, I used the Doin’ the Wave Confetti Cuts to cut two patterned papers and white cardstock. I adhered the pieces onto a lightweight piece of cardstock, fitting them together in their grooves, and used the Let’s Chill Confetti Cuts to cut out the Popsicle. For the Popsicle sticks, I first cut them with the Let’s Chill Confetti Cuts and then ran them through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Confetti Cuts to add texture.

I heat embossed one of the sentiments from Donut You Know. Additional embellishments were created with the Confetti Cuts sets: Layered Banner Duo (banner), Shakers ‘n Frames (hearts), Wonky Scallop Border, and Tagged Tote (bow).











Dream Big

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” summer-themed CAS card.


I haven’t seen a lady bug in years, but fondly remember seeing them as a child! I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts “Heyday Sentiments” set on the rectangular cardstock panel and then adhered the die cut leaves and lady bugs.


Die Cut Summer Nautical Scene

Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed lighthouse scene crafted with Taylored Expressions dies.


I’ve already proclaimed my love for the red, white and blue (in this case navy and a chambray blue) color scheme, especially during the summer. I added a little yellow to energize the scene. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set.


Reverse Confetti CAS(E) This Sketch #132

I liked this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge so much, I created another card with the sketch using Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts!


I stamped images from the Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies set with pigment inks and cut them with their corresponding Confetti Cuts. I stamped the sentiment from Peacock Pretties and cut it with a die in the Stitched Flag Confetti Cuts set. I cut the cardstock frame with a square die inside a rectangular one. The frame is adhered to the blue panel with dimensional adhesive for some depth.








Sneak Peek – Inspiration Station

Hello ‘Fetti Fans! Here’s a sneak at a summer-themed, wall art project I created for the Reverse Confetti Newsletter showcasing the Reverse Confetti die cut sets Love & Ice Cream and Let’s Chill.


The newsletter includes projects crafted with Reverse Confetti projects, along with the inspiration for the projects. I was inspired by an illustration by Lauren Gentry.

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