Thursday, August 18, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #16–Embossing!


Hola Peeps!


Did you miss me?!  LOL  I bombarded you with projects last week, and then kinda disappeared for a few days.  Sorry about that.  I’ve been super busy getting daughter #2 off on her way to a one year internship, babysitting my sweet little bug as often as daughter #1 will let me, and preparing for a visit with a couple of my stamping buds next week.  I hope to get caught up on more challenge cards in the next few days, and will share with you just as soon as I do!

CFC16 - Embossing Graphic

In the meantime, I’m back to share this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, in the hopes that you’ll join us!  This week’s challenge is to create a CLEAN AND SIMPLE project and include embossing – wet or dry – in your design.  Fun, right?!

Stamps of Life Graphic

This week’s sponsor is one of my absolute faves – The Stamps of Life.  I adore these stamps and have quite a few sets in my collection, but was thrilled to pieces when Stephanie Barnard, the brilliant mind behind The Stamps of Life, provided a stamp set for each of the Girl Fridays to use for this week’s challenge.  She has also offered up a very generous prize for this week’s TGIF winner, but you’ll have to pop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is – be sure and check out the eye candy provided by the other Girl Fridays while you’re there.  Thank you Stamps of Life!!


CFC16 - Thanks! 2

Oh my gosh, these stamps are so much fun to work with.  I was lucky enough to get the Friends4Ever stamp set.  The friends4everimages stamped like a dream and sparked boatloads of mojo as soon as I opened up the package.  As for the challenge, I dry embossed the card base with a PTI Impression plate, after I stamped the large vines.  I then heat embossed the smaller vine images with white EP.


STAMPS:  Friends4Ever (The Stamps of Life)
INK:  Lichen Pigment Ink (A Muse Studio), VersaMark and Onyx Black VersaFine Dye Ink (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Solar White Ultra Smooth CS (Neenah Classic Crest), Orange Zest and Spring Moss CS (Papertrey Ink), Sno Cone CS (French Poptone)
ACCESSORIES:  Canvas Impression Plate, Buttons, and White Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), White Embroidery Floss

I so hope you’ll join in on all the fun this week – we’d love to have you!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am so appreciative of your kind words and visits.  Have a great weekend!



Jean McKenzie said...

Karolyn, this card is oh so pretty! I love the embossed background, those little embossed leaves and the little buttons! Gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card!It sounds like you are one busy girl!

ShellBell said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors and how it has a modern, yet sort-of retro feeling. Just beautiful!

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty card! Love the 3 different colored panels!

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful! I love the squares and rocky rolly effect with the buttons...lots of movement and loveliness. ;)

Kryssi said...

SO pretty and elegant! I love the soft color palette you chose and that ribbon really tops it off. Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

You are our hero! ;)

Trina Georgi said...

Karolyn, this card is soooo beautiful! LOVE the color combo.

Theresa said...

Your card is wonderful! Love the images. Fabulous layout.

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used!

Peggysuez said...

So very pretty Karolyn! Haven't visited in a while, been busy with the kids, but always love your stuff!