Linda W. hosted a fun Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr site today. Her challenge was to use either heat embossing or dry embossing. These Scrambles are always a fun 90 minutes, and for me, a definite challenge to design a card based on the hostess' theme for the day, take a few photos, and upload them to the site before time runs out. I certainly let go of my indecisiveness and use whatever is in front of me (mostly!). Otherwise, I have been known to spend quite a bit of crafty time just trying to decide on which paper, or even what color to use. And there have even been times when I couldn't make a decision and have had to wait for a more artsy, go-with-the-flow kind of day to arrive - does this happen to you, too?
I had fun during the scramble and since embossing is one of my favorite techniques, this card came together quite easily. The umbrella and patterned papers are heat embossed and the background is dry embossed with a Darice Large Petal Embossing Folder. I've had the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Umbrella for a while now (dh purchased it for me when he was traveling near an Archivers) and I've been wanting to use it. Today was the perfect stormy day to make a pink umbrella awaiting spring showers soon on their way. And what's a Spring day without a pink dotty bunny making a surprise appearance?
I'm entering this in the Hero Arts "Hello Spring" Contest, the Casology challenge with the cue word, "bunny," and the Die Cut Divas challenge to use green and a die cut machine (thanks Arlene for the suggestion!) When I saw this week's cue word at Casology, I knew I had to enter since bunnies are one of my favorite little animals - just love them so! They are everywhere in the attic and scattered throughout the house especially this time of year. And of course, they can be found peeking around the flowers in the beds, too!
Here's to Spring on its way! And maybe a pink dotty bunny, too!
Materials: Paper: Neenah Solar White, MME Collectable "Memorable", Bo Bunny Tutu Dot; Stamps: Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Umbrella DI070; Ink: Hero Hues Black Die Ink; Dies: Cheery Lynn Spring Basket 1, MFT Dienamics Fresh Cut Grass; Embossing Folder: Darice Large Petal; Other: Zing Clear Embossing Powder, Crystal Stickers black gemstones.