Monday, October 3, 2011

CCMC169 and Just Believe

I love the color combination in this weeks Create With Connie and Mary challenge. Two neutrals plus a splash of color is always an easy win-win-win combination. However, it took me a while to select stamps and a layout. In the end, I chose the Just Believe Stamp Set and combined it with the Decor wheel.

I tried something for the first time with this project, heat embossing with a wheel instead of a stamp. It worked great! I rolled the decor wheel on a Versamark pad just like you would with a stamp, and heat embossed in black. The color and shine (though the photos don't reflect this) is so much richer with a heat embossed image as opposed to just stamping in black.

A little bit of Pool Party ink was sponged around the embossed image to add a bit of a glow. I used a marker to ink the greeting, as I wanted to omit part of it and leave only the "Thanks".

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Just Believe, A Word For You, Decor Wheel
Card Stock: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Versamark, Pool Party
Markers: Basic Black
Tools: Heat Tool, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin' Around Handle, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful card Sandy! I love the wheel down the side and the glow of Pool Party is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Deb said...

Gorgeous!! I love the embossed images! So elegant! And the sponging is such a nice touch! Great job! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is lovely. I love how you've sponged the Baja, makes it pop! Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Debbie Henderson said...

The little bit of Pool Party sponging makes for a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I love your use of the pool party to create the 'glow' behind the silhouette image - GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

OK, I never even NOTICED that Decor Wheel until I saw your card! Oh my gosh! LOVE that touch of elegance! Wonderful to pop the color behind the image! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Love the pool party shading! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!