There’s a great sketch for this week’s challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  I played along.


The embossing, sponging and piercing was done using an embossing folder and piercing template.  Using the piercing template as a stencil, ink was sponged on the embossed areas.


This card is also entered into a couple of other challenges:

 Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Pick a Fave”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: PTI “Birthday Basics”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate; Fancy Pants “Happy-Go-Lucky” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral

Accessories: Cuttlebug Plus Embossing Folder and Piercing Template “Blooming Bouquet”; Tim Holtz Paper Piercing Tool; SU Button “Designer Naturals”; Corner Rounder Punch

9 Responses to “A Sketch And Anything Goes”

  1. Great card, Susan! Happy new year!

  2. Lovely card, Susan! The combination of embossing, inking and piercing is very striking.

  3. Great card for the sketch, Susan! You got really creative with it. I love how the embossed/pierced pattern is slightly offset in the square, and the piercing template allows the sponging to be so perfect. I love that! Happy new year!

  4. Oh, I love this card! Dry embossing really speaks out here and paper piercing is a nice touch!
    Happy New Year! Thank you for remembering me and visiting my blog, Susan! You are the best!!!

  5. Any plaid design catches my eye, and this is a real beauty with those rounded corners! Happiness in the new year to you and yours!

  6. so pretty, love how you rounded the corners, very cool design and the piercing with the embossing is so pretty, great idea!

  7. such a pretty card- love all the unique touches 🙂 thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

  8. That is a very pretty embossed look! And I like the sponging too!

  9. What a great look and fabulous card!

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