We have a new sketch for you today at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. This week's sketch is courtesy of Kaylin and our optional theme is "Time to Celebrate".
When I first saw the optional theme, my first thought was to make a New Years card, then I came across this birthday stamp and die set from Sizzix in my stash that has been neglected for far too long, and thought I would go with it instead. I need to work on getting more birthday cards in my stash for the new year.
One thing that I plan on doing in the coming year is get better at heat embossing on my cards! I am going to add to my embossing powder collection this year - currently I have white, black, and gold, which is not a bad start, but the black and gold are a glitter type embossing powder and I would like to get a metallic gold and plain black. I only had to stamp and emboss these images once this time around - usually I'm having to do it multiple times to get it right. Practice makes perfect and I am determined to perfect this technique in the new year!
The papers I have used are from Echo Park's - Anything Goes - 6x6 paper pad. The colors and patterns in this paper pad are just my style, and you just may see another card later today using this paper pad and stamp set - stay tuned!
Be sure to stop by Try Stampin' On Tuesday to see the cards from the rest of the design team. This will be our last challenge until the first of the year. We are taking a couple of weeks off to have a little extra time this holiday season!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back soon with another project to share with you!