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Monday, January 4, 2010

Mish Meets Embellish Online


My marathon stamping session Saturday night (well, marathon by my means) paid off in that I was able to get some cards created for some challenges I had been wanting to participate in.

I was THRILLED to see one of my stamp idols had created a sketch challenge and it was a challenge for me (this is my 2nd card for it-the first is resting nicely in the garbage).  I created this for Michelle Wooderson (Mish) first sketch & also for the Embellish Online challenge.

Chipboard is not one of those go-to embellishments I use.  I adore what others do with them but I often wondered how they always made them so pretty with designer paper.  Some of them seem so difficult to cut around, but I decided to try again.  I love the added heart embellishment on this one!  I covered it with a pretty paintchip color and then added the stickles over it to really make it sparkle.

I have all this designer paper laying around and really need to use some of it before I go out and buy the newest papers out there.  I pulled out this SEI paper pack I bought at Michael's and love the colors/texture of it.  This is from the Black Orchid paper pack.

The little polka dot circles I used is from a set called Woodlands from Clear & Simple Stamps, thought it was perfect for adding a little more sparkle to the centers.  The ribbon I also bought at Michael's.

Hope you enjoyed my card, tomorrow I hope to share some of my favorite pictures from our Christmas in Charleston.

Card details:
Stamp Set: Woodlands from Clear & Simple Stamps
Ink:  Real Red, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, SEI Black Orchid
Accessories:  Rhinestone Brads & Chipboard from SU!, ribbon from Michael's, Crystal Ice Stickles

12 comments:

Nicki (CSS) said...

This is lovely Kim! Wow - the embossing is awesome, and I always love your ribbon accents.

Tanya Rudd said...

OOH LaLa! I really like this. The embossing is fantastic.
Hugs
Tanya

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Kristen said...

This is SOOO pretty. Look at you embossing and all. I haven't seen my heat gun in years (hmmm wonder where it is). Very nice. Love it.

sarahmartina said...

Kim! Love this! Your embossing is flawless. :) So glad you joined us for the Embellish challenge!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

The embossing on your card is amazing! Love it on the black! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Laura

marianagrigsby said...

Beautiful card! The embossing background is fantastic! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge with Hearts!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the embossing!

Maile Belles said...

Great use of those colors and sketch, thanks for playing along with us over at Embellish!

Charlene Austin said...

WHOA!! This is AMAZING!!

travelingmama said...

Love the embossing! It is so striking! Thanks for playing along with us! Hugs!

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