Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Embossed Baroque

[NOTE: This image has been temporarily removed. This card will appear in the August 2008 issue of the CARDS idea book series. It will return here sometime after publication.]

I was having trouble sleeping last night, so I found the Tuesday color challenge for this week a little earlier than normal. I figured I might as well do something productive with my time, so I decided to give it a try. The colors for this week are Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip and River Rock. I really like these colors together and did a card with them a few weeks ago.

For this card, I used a 4 1/4 x 11" piece of Blue Bayou folded in half for my card base. To that, I added a 4 1/8 x 1 1/2" piece of River Rock. The River Rock piece was stamped with a portion of the swirl from Baroque Motifs and the kindness definition from Define Your Life, both in River Rock. I also added vintage brads in the bottom 2 corners.

For the focal piece, I used a 3 3/4 x 3" piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the swirl in Chocolate Chip and then in River Rock and added flowers in Blue Bayou. I then covered the entire piece in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. While the powder was still hot, I added a couple of additional layers of embossing powder to give the piece a tile look (similar to my other card). After embossing, I cut the piece into three 1 1/4" panels and adhered them to a 4 x 3 1/8" piece of Chocolate Chip and added the Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (I love that stuff!).

After the card was assembled, I added the sentiment on the top right. I've been hoarding my cards lately, so I decided to make this one a thank you card so I could send it to a family that had my DH and I over for lunch on Sunday. I hope they like it. (And I hope I can stay awake at work today after stamping in the middle of the night!)

Have a great day!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Define Your Life
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads
Techniques: Embossing


Melissa said...

Oooh! Lovely!

Nancy Riley said...

I originally saw this card on SCS ... loved it then, and am enjoying staring at it here! It is truly an amazing card! GREAT design!

Ann said...

This is gorgeous! I love it!