Tuesday, November 1, 2011

PP70 Challenge and Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone, I have no managed to play away 2 days this week and I sure am having fun!!!  Maybe tomorrow I will decide to clean out a few more drawers and maybe by tomorrow I will have changed my mind.

The card I am sharing to day is for the Paper Players' challenge "Anything Goes" with a Fall theme.  Actually, I cased this card from the December Stampin' Success magazine.  I just love this magazine with it's fabulous articles and project ideas.  I try and do at least 1 from each month. You too, could start receiving this magazine by becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and guess what.... the Big Shot promotion is still on until November 11, 2011.  That's a $125 promotion available free when you sign up to become a demonstrator.

 It's as easy as 1..2..3.. Just visit my Stampin' Up! website

The article that peaked my interest this month is about Emboss Resist and challenging yourself to think more than one layer of embossing. 

Stamps: Warmest of Wishes (Hostess  - c – 122672 $12.00, w – 122670, $16.00 p. 5, 2011-2012 Holiday Mini), Petite Pairs (c – 122497 $25.95, w – 122495, $35.95 p. 164, 2011-2012 IB&C), En Fran├žais (w – 109521, $21.95 p. 151, 2011-2012 IB&C)
Paper: Ivory Naturals, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Well Worn DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, River Rock
Accessories: 1-1/4” Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch,  Versa Mark ink and pen , Clear Embossing Powder, Tango Tangerine Embossing Powder, Pewter Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinkets, Spritzer

The En Fran├žais background image is stamped using versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.
The wreath image is stamped with versamark and embossed with tangerine tango embossing powder.
A few of the leaves are inked with the versamark pen and embossed with pewter embossing powder
The versamark pen and the spritzer are used to create splatters and embossed using clear embossing powder.
The wreath is sponged with River Rock ink.
The embossed images are the rubbed with a cloth to remove any ink from the embossed portions.

Before attaching the embossed art piece of the background card stock, punch a hole in the center of the wreath and center a stamped sentiment behind the wreath. 

Until next time.....


  1. I like the combination of colour and texture that you have used on this card Karen. Very Autumny indeed!

  2. What a wonderful autumn design, Karen! I love the mix of stamped and embossed leaves!! So very pretty!

  3. Karen beautiful fall card. Love all the embossing and peek-a-boo hole too. Hugs.

  4. So pretty Karen! I love the sentiment inside the wreath and all the embossing is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Beautiful, Karen! Great colors and fabulous texture! I love the safety pin and twine! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  6. Karen the embossing really pops on this beautiful card! I love the twine accent, also. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  7. Very nice design and great combination of elements! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  8. That is very clever to put the greeting inside of the wreath. Great card! Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  9. This is beautiful Karen. I love emboss resist but haven't played with layering the resists like this. You card has inspired me to give it a go.


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