The above is a random observation and bears no relation to the rest of this post. I do usually try to provide a crafty link to my ramblings but ....not this time.
EMBOSSING - the dry type - is one of the first things that I tried when I started making cards. My husband made me a light box using a deep box frame purchased from Ikea and a light bulb. I loved it. I have many brass stencils that I laboriously traced with a ball tool.
Then along came embossing folders to use with die cutting machines. I have a fairly large collection but, I'm ashamed to say, I have used very few of them. I was recently inspired by some fellow bloggers who have created amazing cards incorporating these folders.
When I saw the CAS-UAL FRIDAYS challenge for this week I thought that this would be an opportunity to use one of my virgin embossing folders.
I am also entering it into the Let's Craft and Create fortnightly challenge where the requirement is to add dimension to a project. So I think that this qualifies. Discovered this challenge via Suze Bains's blog.
The heart cut out was made with a Sizzix punch tool. ( previously unused too!) I positioned a piece of red card on the base card beneath the heart before mounting the embossed panel on to 3D foam pads. Just finished off with the help of a Quickie Glue pen and some fine glitter to trace the letters and the edge of the cut out heart.