Saturday, April 21, 2012

Embossing Bonanza


It has been a glorious day here and it almost felt wrong to spend most of it in the Craft Cave but I had quite a few special orders to get finished.  I did get out for a bit to play ball with the hounds and hold the ladder for Luis while he did some more painting so it wasn't a total loss. :)  
This card is for the April Paint the Town challenge at Market Street Stamps.  It was an embossing bonanza and not a speck of excess powder was spilled in the process!  I even dared to open the windows.  (It can be dead calm outside but if I open a pot of embossing powder then a gale is sure to start blowing so the windows generally stay firmly shut).  Today was too beautiful not to open them though and thankfully it stayed calm. Okay, must get a few things done before I'm off to a baby shower.  Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!
Cardstock:  Cardstock:  (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Make a Memory, Paisley background) Market Street Stamps
Inks: (VersaMark Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Die:  (Nesties Labels 14) Spellbinders
Copics:  R29, Y02, G02, B02

22 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow what a feast for my eyes...love the pops of colour. Tell me those bright coloured words aren't embossed!!!! Amazing work with that powder, no wonder you didn't spill any ..... You must have been holding your breath:0)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous background Jen and I love the sentiment and the way you've used colour. Vicky x

Jay Gee said...

Your background is amazing Jen - this card certainly has the 'wow' factor :)

Lynn said...

Wow! I love the sentiment and the rainbow of colors acrossmthe background is stunning Jen!

Michelle said...

Wow! Fantastic! I love this card!

Dana said...

AWESOME eye candy here! SO cool.

Lisa Arana said...

WOW! This is a real stunner Jen. You can rock the embossing powder like none other. Lovely.

lostinpaper said...

Stunning card Jen! Love how it looks busy but is really quite CAS! Clever you!

onecraftymama said...

Love that sentiment and all its colours...it makes me want more colours of EP. Where will I put them? Love that paisley bg too :)

DoBea A. said...

Love how the colors pop on this card! Thank you for sharing you card with us for the Paint the Town Color Challenge!!

Lindsey said...

That paisley bg is the best embossed in white like this! And no disasters, good for you! :P I really like how you let the sentiment carry the colours, too.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

wow, awesome card jen! absolutely love the black and white and the way your eye is drawn to the gorgeous sentiments ... very special. i am totally impressed with the no spillage, how many years has that taken to perfect ;)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Wow, wow!! This is a bonanza of a card, Jen! I love the colors and that sentiment is fantastic. The paisley background is such a perfect background for the sentiment panel. Hope you have a great week! (Is the painting done yet? Seems like Luis has been painting forever! *smile*)

JJ Bolton said...

You are the embossing powder-whisperer! You must share your tips! I'm such a messy embosser!

The pops of color over the black and white is so striking! And the sentiment makes me all teary-eyed:). Really great card Jen!

Karen B. said...

This is down right fun, and wow, that embossing is perfect!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, gorgeous and perfect embossing here! Love this card!

Ardyth said...

WOW! This is a fantastic card - the sentiment is great and your embossing is so clean and vibrant!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Beautiful use of the colors, JEN! I love how the words really POP off the card! Thanks for playing along with us this month!

Maureen Morton said...

This background is wild and fun, Jen - so love it. Another throw-back to my favorite times, the 1960's. Very "Mod", as we used to say. it sets off the brilliant colors beautifully - a wonderful creation.

Meadie said...

Amazing card, I just love your work, hugs x x

kingstonmama said...

This is wonderful. I love the background with those big paisleys, and the pops of color in the sentiment are fabulous!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, the embossing is out of this world good! So amazing!! Glad the weather cooperated and you didn't have a gale come through! ;)