I have been trying all week to find time to participate in the new Make It Monday Challenge for Papertrey, and finally found a few hours after church today. But that still doesn’t save much time for taking photos of the cards and then getting them posted on the blog. :-S It has been a crazy busy week.
And Hubby even threatened to derail my last-minute efforts to get a card made and posted this week, by spraining his ankle while playing basketball yesterday, which – surprisingly – made for double the work load for me, and on the weekend, too!
Anyhoo. The challenge this week is Impression Plate Tricks. Owning only 2 plates myself, and having barely used them so far (shhh, don’t tell!), I confess – I really don’t have any tricks! So this was a learning experience for me. Though neither of the cards I made turned out how my mind had envisioned them (again), I’m satisfied with the experience of trial and error this challenge provided me. I am happy to learn more about the supplies I’ve purchased and happy to give them some exercise, and to learn how to use them. What good are they, after all, if I can’t use them?!
First up. A little Best Wishes card:
You have to look closely to see the impression plate effects. I have been seeing all these double-embossing cards for this week’s challenge, and I really wanted to try it. It was much trial and error for me, so while this card is certainly not perfect, I am pleased with the results, and I hope to get better at it as I use it more. Here is a close-up look at the double embossing effect: