Saturday, July 28, 2012

MC July/12 - Baubles Joy

My card is a side folded 5"w x 7"h and the embossing folder (Sizzix "Snowflake") I wanted to use was a 4x6 and the snowflake fell in the wrong area... so I just cut my folder apart and taped it closed on the opposite side, embossed the area I wanted through my machine, moved the design over a bit and used my rubber mallet to finish the embossing. Repeated the process for the bottom section.

Stamped the baubles (Lili of the Valley) with Versafine Black Onyx and colored with Distress markers. Used the same markers to create the linear design.

Wrote in my word "Joy" using a  6.0 Pilot Parallel pen and one of their Black cartridges in a funky style of lettering I've been playing with recently. Then stamped the words on either side of it ("Textured Words" sentiments (Quietfire Design) with the Black. Added some Ritz micro fine glitter "Gold".

Click on card image to see a larger view. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Anything Challenge  #72  Anything but square ( I really did want to make a different shape, but the two weeks went by...)
Cards Press  OLW#97 Use lines (Seems their challenge closed, but the intention was there...)
Christmas Stampin  #21  Inspir image (see below)


Mynn xx said...

Oh so pretty! LOVE the dry embossing and all your colors! :) Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

emma mitchell said...

I love the colours and image on this gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
Hugs Emma xx

Beth Akins said...

beautiful- love the embossed white areas

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Anything

Heather said...

Great card! You are very brave to cut apart your embossing folder (I don't think I would dare!) but I love the effect you got with it. It's perfect for your card. And it's pretty amazing that you did your own lettering. Awesome job! Thanks for playing with CSAYL

Patricia Chalas said...

Great card!! clever idea... Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

Leslie Miller said...

Such a pretty stamp and card design. Great innovation with the embossing folder. Turned out just lovely.

susie said...

Very clever use of your embossing folder and I just love your colouring of the baubles. xxx

Mervi said...

Lovely card, beautiful embossing!
Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!