My current phase...

    No surprises here really - I just LOVE the dry embossing feature of the Crop-a-dile!  One of these days I may just get around to setting an eyelet with it, which I'm sure is its main purpose for being, but for now I'm just having fun!!

spring flowers priceless peekaboo

Here is my next effort using this technique!  I actually made this one BEFORE the colour challenge ones in the previous post, but with those I was working to a deadline, so had to post them first!

This one uses a variety of different ideas and when I finally got around to putting it together, it came about quite quickly, which is a bit of a rarity for me!

It all started though, with the dry embossing....  I did that on a square of Kraft cardstock, then punched it out with my Scallop Circle Punch.  Then that sat on my desk for a few days so I could admire this fun new technique!  Then  I thought a Cameo Coral butterfly from the Priceless set might be a nice addition, so I stamped one, cut it out and bent its wings up a bit to make it more 3-D.

I was reminded by a recent post of my blogging friend Linda, that the Round Tab punch can also be used to make large circles, and was very excited to discover that the circle that results is perfectly sized to fit the scallop circle inside! 

The rest of the card kind of just rolled along on its own after that!  I happily was able to use some of the Spring Flowers DSP, which was inadvertently left out of the new catalogue but is still available, so I used two different designs of that - the pale stripe in the background and the bolder stripe layered on top.

For the greeting, I was busting to get some ink on my new Life Definitions set - the hard part was deciding which one to choose!  I went with 'happy' as I thought that went well with the colours of the card :)

spring flowers priceless peekaboo close   spring flowers priceless peekaboo detail

Here are some additional pictures from different angles so you can see a bit more detail - just click on the thumbnails to see them in full size!

'happy' card:
Stamps: Priceless, Life Definitions
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Spring Flowers DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain