There's a new challenge over on Speedy TV. It's called Simple Salutations -- a clean and simple challenge with an additional requirement: there needs to be a sentiment on the card. Today's challenge is to use an animal -- a real one, not a fictional or toy one. Birds are animals, right?
I just bought this pretty embossing folder last week, and this is the first time I've used it. It's a Sizzix folder. See how nice and crisp that embossing is? What I like about the Sizzix folders is that the back half is recessed enough that you can fold it over a one-layer card and fold the card in half to run it through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot. I thought it framed the cardinal nicely. I have thoroughly fallen in love with this chubby little cardinal from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.
I hope you stop by Speedy TV and check out the challenges. There is one almost every day. Look at all the chances you have to win a free stamp set. Not a lot is free these days!
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas Cardinals
Paper: MFP Snow Storm Heavy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Sizzix Wreath embossing folder