Hi Hollowers!

I am following along with the GDP again this today.  Earlier in the week I was following my spline meeting on Facebook live when a fellow demo showed a double embossing technique; I knew it would make the perfect background for this card; I have called this technique double dip and I hope you will love it as much as I do.  Make sure you scroll all the way through today’s post it is rammed full of great tips and a bonus viewers choice tutorial!  Firstly, here is the color combo GDP gave us to work with:

Here is my entry; I am showing you two versions as you can switch up the colors to give it a different feel depending on your mood or recipient; but these color just make me happy! You can view all the other colorful entries by clicking here.


Here’s an up close of the double dip embossing technique I am going to show you…

Now of course you need to know how to make these cards and how to make your own beautiful backgrounds…

Your cutting recipe is super simple this week; it is a great scrap buster card:

Whisper white: 1/2 sheet of A4 or 8 1/2″ x 11″

Whisper white: 1/4 sheet of the same size as used for your base

White White: Scrap for stitched circle

Watermelon Wonder: Scraps to die cut

Daffodil Delight: Scraps to die cut

Emerald Envy: Scraps to die cut

Now of course your ever important supplies:

Here are the other items I referenced: (affiliate links used at no cost to you)

Next up I have a viewers choice video for you; I was asked to make a quick reference guide to tieing the perfect bow; of course Iw as more than happy to oblige:

These are my favorite ribbon snips, be careful they are super sharp but that means less fraying (woohoo!):

If you fell in love with anything you saw on the video here are the Stampin’ Up! items I used:

Thanks for stopping by; just a quick reminder we have two giveaways going; you can enter my birthday goodie bag here and also on Friday I asked you to post your creations this week under my Facebook live and you can win our watercolor workshop in a week cards as well as a few little goodies, just click here.  Be sure to join us on Facebook daily at 11.30am EST for tips and tricks; next week is 5 ways to color your between the lines paper!

If you have any requests for videos please let me know.

Happy stamping!