Monday, January 14, 2013

Embossed Embossing Monthly Challenge

Hello again-
Were you able to join in SweetStamps December's monthly challenge?
Every month we challenge you to think/create outside of your comfort zone. 
So if you want to learn new techniques this year, why not pay us a visit and give the challenges a try. 

With that all being said, let us move on to this month's challenge.
This months theme is:
Embossed Embossing
Isn't this lovely?!?
The background is created using the Embossed Embossing technique. 
You can see a video tutorial HERE.
For my background, I used Bazzill Basics Black cardstock and I embossed it with Craft Concepts: Ossie Dots embossing folder. I could not find my brayer, so I took my versamark embossing pen and colored all the dots.  I then covered the cardstock in white fine detail embossing powder, then heat embossed. 
That's it!!!  Easy right!!??
Here is a closer look at the background and the those gorgeous butterfly.

Well I really hope that you will give this challenge a go. It's a good practice to try something new, so let 2013 be the year for new techniques.  :)  Look forward to seeing your entry.  Don't forget you have a whole month to show us what you created.

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Next week's challenge #101 is:
Lace and Pearls
Our third monthly challenge can be found HERE
Theme is:
Embossed Embossing

I would like to enter in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create challenge #2
RCS #19
Di's Digi Designs
Totally Gorjuss #166
Brown Sugar Challenge #24
The Crazy Challenge #136

Supplies used on today's card:



  1. Gorgeous! I love the bold colors of the butterflies on the black & white polka dot background...and you cut them out perfectly!

  2. Great card! Loving the polka dots. Thanks for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio.

  3. Your bold colors and polka dots are amazing. Thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue Create!

  4. beautiful card Calypso - love butterflies
    big hugs
    Doreen xx

  5. So cute! Love the polka dots, they make the card look whimsical.

  6. I love the regal colors on the B/W polka dotted background. Beautifully done!

  7. Hi Calypso :D Your card is beautiful, I love those colourful butterflies.
    Thank you for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  8. Great card Calypso... I'll check out the technique as your card is stunning. Thanks for joining us for our Try Something New challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge. Good luck! Shelly x

  9. Beautiful! Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  10. Very nice card, thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week, we hope you decide to join us again!! Good Luck,
    Alice B.

  11. Very pretty!! Love the bright butterflies!!

  12. Wow what a fabulous technique! I'm going to have to try this out!!! Just love your awesome butterflies as well.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  13. Love your card. The technique for the background is brilliant. ;-) Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio.


  14. Beautiful design with white dots on the black paper. The bright butterflies really pop from the design and I love the bright pink border die you added.

  15. Wonderful card! Love those butterflies.... lovely, just lovely!!!

    Thank you for sharing your creation in The Crazy Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see you again :)))