I made this card for CAS-ual Friday's 100th challenge, which is a tic tac toe board. The line I picked was "kraft - bling - emboss".
I started with a piece of kraft cardstock. Kraft isn't my favourite colour to work with but I took inspiration from these cards by Jennifer McGuire.
I started out by stamping a flower from Close to my Heart's Delight set, in white pigment in on the kraft. Originally I was going to do the black and white square on the challenge board, but realized it wasn't in my line, so instead of doing a raised layer on the flower embossed in white and popped up, I decided to emboss over the white with red glitter embossing powder. This gave the card a nice Christmas feel (maybe I don't need to buy a mistletoe stamp after all).
I masked a part of the flower so the black ink I used for the stem wouldn't get on it, then stamped and embossed "JOY" (from a cheap stamp set I got at Michael's). To finish off I added a bit of the bling the challenge required.
I love the shimmer of the red embossing powder.