I only signed up for one organized swap this year at Convention. If you’re only going to do one, you think it through pretty carefully – and when I thought it through, I made the decision to go Manly. Manly cards are a challenge, especially with a catalog full of flowers and butterflies. Don’t get me wrong – I love flowers and butterflies – but sometimes a girl needs a Manly card, and I was looking for inspiration.
- Stamps: World Map, Happy Birthday Everyone, Be the Star
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cucumber Crush
- Accessories: Star framelits, Black Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Craft Ink, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Rhinestone Jewels
I wanted to incorporate one of our 2015-2017 In Colors, and was pleased to find that Cucumber Crush would work. I’ll be honest: that’s the In Color I am having the greatest challenge using. When Christmas comes, it will get better, I’m sure.
I used the embossing buddy like mad, yet some of the cards still had some tiny white flecks. I think my embossing powder is suffering from life in the tropics – humidity is not a friend to embossing powder! If you’re having “stray bit” problems, try a new batch of EP and see if that helps. You can get some HERE!