It's really nice to see Make My Monday challenge blog back again after their break for the Christmas holidays. Their first challenge for 2013 asks for work featuring dry embossing and I was stuck thinking what embossing folder to use. Then I had a bit of a brainwave and decided to make my own! I used the die cut I wanted to feature and cut it out of cereal box card several times. I stuck all of these down onto another piece of card from the cereal box, layering up one or two to get different thicknesses, and made my own folder! In case you don't believe me, here it is!
homemade embossing folder
This little chap is a Cuttlebug die, simply called Fish. I then used it in the normal way through my BigShot machine. I matted and layered the embossed panel onto two colours of CS and then cut out more fish in the same colours, sticking them over the embossed ones. It's difficult to make fish look cute but I think the addition of the little one helps.The ABC Challenge is also featuring E for Embossing so I have popped it in the challenge there too
The other fish have little pale green pearl eyes and I thought it was an appropriate sentiment (it's from Pennant Parade)! I couldn't wait to take the photo in day light so the embossing is kind of hard to see. It is, I am sure you will agree, very CAS, possibly LIM so I am going to enter it in the challenge at 'abc' challenge for a clean and simple card.