Monday, January 25, 2021

Let's Squash It #4


Today's card was created for the current Let's Squash It challenge.  The prompt this time around is to use both an animal and an embossing folder on a card.  

After rifling through my embossing folders I decided on a 3D woodgrain which I then paired with a cute little beaver image.

I added white pigment ink to one side of my embossing folder prior to running it through my die cutting machine with kraft cardstock.  This simple technique adds just a bit more texture and dimension to the background.  I colored my critter with alcohol inks and fussy cut him out along the edges.  I used some ink blended scraps to die cut my trees and then cut a few clouds from vellum. I adhered the trees and clouds onto the background with liquid glue (I'm a bit peeved that my adhesive shows through the vellum but oh well. I'll call it rain and move on.)  I put the panel in my MISTI to stamp the sentiment knowing that I'd need multiple tries with the texture.  Finally I popped my critter up with some foam squares and adhered the panel to some rustic cream cardstock.  

I left the inside blank for now but I plan to use this as a belated birthday card.  Maybe I'll just forget a birthday on purpose so I can use him.  LOL!!!

Neat and Tangled - Beaver, Eh! stamp set
Sizzix - Lumber 3D embossing folder
Right at Home - Holidays are on the Way stamp set

It's a New Year!  Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. He's the cutest excuse I've ever seen! So fun, Julie!

  2. The main drawback to using vellum, sigh... but rain works. ;) Great woodgrain background... and that beaver!!! <3

  3. Gorgeous realistic wood background. Very cool beaver. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz