Tuesday, January 08, 2008

*Inspired While Blog Surfing*

Last week I visited AJ at the Willow Garden and absolutely loved this card she created. I have a few of the Cuttlebug mini embossing folders, but the one time I used it I found I ended up with the lines from the folder embossed as well as the image. So these have sat in my drawer unused for months.

Fast forward to the weekend.... I tried the idea of three circles in a row on a piece of scrap cardstock (yes, there are images on the back... I truly grabbed this out of my recycling bin) and tried it for myself. Imagine my surprise when there were no extra lines embossed on my cardstock! I was thrilled

So I cut the scrap piece down to size and decided to try to design a card using the scalloped framed circles I created.

I decided that this Michael's stamp was the perfect size for inside these circles. I stamped them, picked my patterned paper, coloured them and kept going.

Items Used:
*Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
*Patterned Paper: K&Company
*Images: Michaels
*Ink: Black Palette; Stampin' Write Markers in Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence; clear and gold Copic Spica Glitter Markers
*Embellishments: stitched ribbon
*Tools: Cuttlebug and Decorative Circles Embossing Folder; paper piercer and White Gel Pen

12 comments:

AJ said...

Super Card!! Sometimes we just need to play more with the stuff we have!!

Stampmouse said...

darling card.

Teresa said...

Love it! Great colors!!!

mudmaven said...

I love what you did with this technique. Can't wait to get home and play with mine~. TFS ~chris

Shannon said...

So what's the secret to no lines?

Ila said...

Lovely card!!..now I will have to get out my folders.
Congratulations on the new job Nancy!! sounds like a great job! and I think they will be lucky to have you.

Tracy.H said...

This is great, Nancy! You have inspired me to drag out all of mine...I have a ton that I never use!! ;0)

Michelle said...

Very cute! I just love this layout with the embossing.

Charly said...

Awesome Nancy; I've never tried those mini folders before but you've inspired me to give it a try!

Quilt Nut said...

very cute!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet card!! I love the soft colors you chose.

Crafty in Calgary said...

What a sweet card- love it!~