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Friday, February 18, 2011

Hello there...


TGIF!!!  I seem to be saying that a lot lately, but really the last 2 weeks have been emotionally draining for me at work and I'm looking forward to some studio time this evening and throwing some movies on my computer while I'm creating away.

This week our blogger's challenge is to Embossing.  I admit, I'm not a great heat embosser.  Now matter how much I try, I can't seem to get those good clean embossed images, but maybe one day I'll be good at it.  I'm not going to give up!

Thankfully I was able to get a clean image from this Topiaries set from Clear & Simple Stamps.  Instead of breaking out my copics which I've found can make my embossing powder smudge all over, I pulled out my Aquapainter and inks.

I was inspired by the challenge from Mona this week at CR84FN15 and the sketch from Card Positioning Systems.













I also included some embossing on my card front with my embossing folder to add a little more to the card.



We hope that you will join us at blogger's challenge this week and show off your embossing skills.  We ask that you please link up using the tool below (this is a blog hop feature so please feel free to add it to you blog as well) and also LINK up to Blogger's Challenge in your post so those that would also like to play can find us along the way.

Happy Friday!

Card details:
Stamps: Topiaries from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Kraft and Simply Blue-tiful
Inks: Versamark, Taken With Teal, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Say Yellow to all your Fans ribbon, Amuse card Candy, Gold EP, Textile embossing Folder, Aquapainter, 1 3/8" circle punch

27 comments:

Gez said...

Super card Kim. Love the colours :)
Hope you have a super weekend. Gez.xx

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! The embossed panel looks wonderful under your image. Great use of the sketch along with the CR84FN Color Challenge!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Love your softly colored topiary! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Pat Huntoon said...

Sounds like you stressed over this, Kim! The background is embossed, too...and it is a pretty card. Great coloring!

Chrissy D said...

Pretty color combination and layout!

Susie said...

Beautiful card. Sorry you've had such distressing times at work. Have a relaxing weekend.

Greetings By Chera said...

Love the colors.. I think I may use these for a get well card...

and those pears... makes me think poached pears with sweet sauce.. yummmy!

Chera

BarbaraW said...

Very pretty. Love the layout and the image is really cool.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Kim! Love the embossed BG! Thanks for the inspiration to pull those bad boys out! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the pear tree and your FAB embossing! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Ida said...

So pretty. Great layout and colors. Love the embossed background.

GCgirl said...

Love the elegant embossed background...really compliments the rest of this lovely card :0)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a gorgeous card, Kim. Love the combination background, beautiful dry embossing. Love it.

Debgem said...

This is lovely. The embossed backing looks fab, and the stamped pear tree is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! Great job with the CPS sketch! ♥♥♥

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Kim! That embossed panel is wonderful! Great design too! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

I loved your image- very pretty- and the embossed panel behind it. I love the addition of the sparkly mid panel!

Jacqueline said...

The embossing background is so pretty - you just inspired me to join the blog hop - Great Job

njburk said...

I love embossing folders--yours is geat! The sketch is fantastic--I"ve saved it for a later project. TFS with us! Nola

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)

Tami Black said...

Love the colors, love the layout -- really fun card!

Lisa Bohler said...

The embossed background really enhances your beautiful image! Wonderfully done!

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful image and beautiful embossing.

MJ said...

How pretty! Double embossing dry and heat! You rock. Hope work settles down a bit. Great card.

Jane Bosi said...

This is so cute! I love the pear tree.....

JP Card Crazy said...

Love that background it's one of my favorites beautiful card!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful card! Doesn' look like you struggled at all. Great layout with a really pretty image!

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