Thursday, May 7, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #27!

Time for Challenge #27! This new challenge introduces Tim’s Sizzix Alterations Embossing Diffusers. I had never used one so I had to order one before I could practice with it. LOL. It's a neat little thing that allows you to selectively emboss areas of your cards. Check out Tim’s tutorial on page 61 of  A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 to see them in action.  If you don’t have the book, you can order one directly from Tim, who will be glad to autograph it for you. 

A “Curiosity Crew’s Choice” winner will receive an awesome assortment of Tim’s products, courtesy of Tim himself and Mario Rossi, his Logistic Director. 

Inspiration Emporium sponsors all the odd-numbered challenges, and they’re back with another fantastic FIFTY DOLLAR SHOPPING SPREE for one lucky CC3C entrant! To be eligible to win, simply link your project to Challenge #27 at Studio L3's Blog and include a link to Inspiration Emporium in your blog post. And, if you’re ready to shop right now, you’re welcome to use the coupon code STUDIOL3 for a 10% discount on your order.

On to my submission! I made a relatively simple baby boy card. My family had several babies born last year and another two are on the way this year! I also have a friend having a baby girl soon. I didn't have a baby girl stamp so I hope someone has a boy! lol. 
 I used my cute little purse embosser (Texture Boutique) for this project.

I started with textured cardstock form Colorbok - Cool Earth Tones. I embossed with the Lace embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and diffused using Tim Holtz's Sizzix Embossing Diffuser Set #1, Oval #2. I lightly ran Distress Stain - picket fence - over the embossing so it would stand out more. I also used picket fence Distress Marker to outline the oval. I added the heart shaped button from The Paper Studio Gemstones collection, the swirly stickers are from Momenta and the ribbon is from Michael's Celebrate It - Basic Narrows.

Off to clean the house now. My DS #1, his girlfriend and best buddy are flying down this evening! So excited to see them! It's bittersweet though as on Saturday they will be driving back to Indiana and taking DS #2 with them for the summer. Proud of DS #2 for finishing his first year of college! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Susan said...

Such a lovely baby card, Leigh Ann! As you said, it is simple, yet oh so effective! Great job using the embossing diffuser! Thanks for playing along with us for this challenge!

Anita Houston said...

Simple yet so precious and sweet. Perfect for a baby! Thanks so much for joining in on the diffuser fun at CC3Challenge!!!

Yvonne said...

absolutely precious! Love your sweet! Hey...I needed that about 9 weeks Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!