Monday, February 8, 2016

Big Hug

Our landscape has turned white again. We are supposed to have snow showers for the next few days. It's sticking to the grass but not the driveway. I'm grateful that we may not have to shovel (at least not yet). My FIL went home today from his visit this weekend. We had a nice time together. Tomorrow it's back to the routine and work. Retirement looks better all the time.
My card tonight was one that I thought would be really easy to make and I had to start over 3 times before I got a viable card.

The background was made by inking a new embossing folder that I received today as blog candy from my buddy Debbie (waving hi!) It's from the Sizzix Damask Set. I used Fired Brick distress ink and then spritzed it with water before embossing. I backed it with red card stock on a white base. I heat embossed the sentiment and the border with black embossing powder on vellum. The sentiment and border are from a set from Simon Says called Happy Every Day. I fastened the vellum with two heart brads. I like the way this turned out even though it took me so long to get it right.
I am entering these challenges:

I have to get my little gifts done for my co-workers for Valentine's Day. That's my next project. Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you had a wonderful start to your week. Hope to be back soon with a new project. 

Hugs to you all!



Pam said...

Your card looks beautiful! I LOVE embossing folders (I have almost 100). I think the take card making to another level and add such elegance. I have not yet tried this technique but want to soon.

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your beautiful background on this card! So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us on Cards in Envy.

Patti J said...

Hi Donna! Love your beautiful card - what a fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us this week at The House that Stamps Built! We're happy that you joined in our color challenge :)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Donna, a lovely design with a super colours......a beautiful damask background and a fabulous sentiment and hearts on vellum!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Neets B said...

Such a fabulous effect and I love the sentiment strip in vellum.
Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

Cheri said...

Donna, this is awesome! I absolutely love how you used that ef for the focal image and added the DI to pop it. The addition of the vellum just enhances the entire card. Thank you for joining in on the color challenge at The House. I love seeing you here...miss my CAS team!

Camille Short said...

Love this card - thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! That embossing folder is gorgeous and your inking technique really adds to it. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What beautiful embossing and inking...looks so lovely I feel like reaching out and touching it!!
Dr Sonia

LisaM said...

Love the technique you used. Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards In Envy!

Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment, so pretty, hugs, Lori m

Lynda said...

Gorgeous card and I love the way you used the embossing folder. Thankyou for joining us over at Get Creative for our 'Must include hearts' challenge Lynda DT xx

Chrissie said...

Sorry I'm all behind Donna
This is fabulous stamping... your EF worked beautifully for your design!
Thanks so much
Happy Little Stampers

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