Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Be Strong

  Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a fun one: Embossing (Wet or Dry OR Wet and Dry).

And here is the card I created:
I used heat embossing.  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder on the striped panel, and also the "Happy Birthday" on a piece of white scrap card stock.  All of the papers (except the light purple card stock base are all from the same paper pack.  I even stamped the flowers and leaves on patterned paper and added a little bit of shading with my markers.  I love using multiple patterns from the same pack because I know they are going to match (I have a hard time matching colors otherwise).  The patterned "frame" has some beautiful foiled parts that catch the light so nicely.  You can see all the shiny goodness in the photo below.
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Dies:  Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics 2"
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #403--anything goes with snippets (except for the card base and the striped paper, all of the other elements were cut from scraps.  The leaves used up a nice long, narrow strip!)
Sheepski Designs #50--floral dance
Creatalicious #210--anything goes with the optional twist: for a woman
Paper Funday #29--anything goes with the optional twist: flowers/floral

Use Your Stuff #423--tic-tac-toe (I used flowers, butterflies, purple +embossing, stripes, paper piecing, and shiny/sparkly--almost the whole board)


Donna said...

How beautiful, like your embossing with the fabulous sentiment, your colors, frame, flowers, butterflies, every detail!!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - and i love the frame with the sentiment showcased in the middle. Great birthday card.

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Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful effect from the gold embossed sentiment, and love the floral frame around it too. Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

pssmitty papercrafts said...

This is really pretty!
Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Patty S - Design Team

Laurie Unger said...

Beautifully done. I really like the leaves stamped on the designer paper - it really brings out some cool patterns.

Christi Conley said...

I am the same way - give me a paper pack where I KNOW everything will match and I am a happy girl! The way the gold embossing picks up the gold foil in the cardstock is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for entering the challenge at Paper Funday Challenges ~ Fondly, Christi DT

Di said...

Gorgeous card Heather - and I'm 100% with you about using papers from the same paper pad/pack. Best way to get complimenting combinations and also the same dye colours are used throughout the manufacturing run - less chance of the camera telling fibs!


Di xx

Allisa said...

Great card, love the fun mix of colors! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Dena J said...

Lovely card! Beautiful embossed sentiment. Thank you for sharing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

missgailly said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love your pink and turquoise combo. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail

Brandi said...

Fabulous card, so soft and pretty! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Denise Willerton said...

Beautiful card ~ I love the gold embossed Bible Verse ~ Thanks for joining us at AHSC ~ we sure hope to see you back ~ Denise DT ~

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty I just love that fab frame design Thanks for joining Sheepski Designs Challenge love Carole Design Team x

libbystamps said...

Thank you for adding your card to our Challenge 422 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Lovely interpretation of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week. I love your inspirational sentiment and lovely floral accents. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely artwork with AHSC this week--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Tammy L said...

This card is full of lovely elements and textures. You did an amazing job and I love that you almost had a blackout from our bingo! Really well done!
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
Tammy DT

Patti J said...

Heather, this is beautiful! Love that you embossed the sentiment on the stripes...looks amazing! Great job!