I had so much fun with this week's challenge at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! The challenge is to make a project using some form of embossing, whether it be wet, dry, using a stencil, or with embossing folders. How fun is that? I think embossing is one of the best techniques for adding interest to your project. And so easy - especially if you have a Cuttlebug or a comparable product.
One of my favorite things about paper crafts is combining different colors, patterns, and textures and finding a way to make them all work together. My sister on the other hand, is a master quilter, so she works the same magic in fabric. If anyone in the Akron/Canton area in Ohio needs a long-arm quilter to do some work for them, I can hook you up! When I was given this challenge I wanted to find a way of incorporating a number of different embossed textures into my project. What better way to do that than with a quilt! Take some super adorable paper from Doodlebug Design, embossing folders, and the Country Life cartridge, put them together and voila!
You will find embossing in a number of places on this card. I used a Quickutz embossing folder called Stripes Label to create the look of thread on the spool. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for some of the "patches" on the quilt. And I used one of the Cricut Companion Preserves folders with all the berries for the background, and for my strawberries in the center of the quilt.
Cricut Cartridge: Country Life
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Preserves Cricut Companion, Quickutz Stripes Label
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Fruit and Veggie Puns
Paper: Paper Pizazz (gingham), Doodlebug Design (Berry Blue & Ladybug Picnic), Stampin Up and AC Cardstock
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot
Embellishments: Doodlebug Design Tutti Fruitti Boutique Brads, DCWV (button), Michaels (ribbon)