One of my favorite sites, the Free Digital Stamps blog, has just unveiled their NEW challenge blog - Do You Stack Up?
I made today's card for DYSU's very first challenge, which was "Cute as a Button" and combined it with The Sugar Bowl's sketch challenge this week (I flipped the sketch onto it's side):
The image is Sugar Nellie's Gorgeous Girl "Flower Girl" - she is stamped on Bella's Bestest white cardstock (Stamping Bella) and I used buttons from my stash along with SU! designer papers.
The Sugar's Bowl's optional theme was embossing - I almost always emboss my images because I color with Prismacolor colored pencils and blend with Gamsol, and I find that embossing the image helps prevent bleeding of the ink. I use Versafine Archival black ink with Stampin' Up! Crystal Clear embossing powder.