Tuesday, May 22, 2012

To heat or dry emboss...Lawnscaping challenge card

I am so excited to be feeling better AND having a chance to make some cards! I know there's tons of work to do tomorrow...but it's been so long since I've felt good that I'm going to milk it tonight for all it's worth! :) When it comes to making cards, embossing is one of my all-time favorite techniques...It makes me happy! :) So when I saw that the Lawnscaping challenge site wanted us to create a card by either heat or dry embossing, I knew I wanted to play along. Here's the challenge logo and my card:
If you knew me, you'd know that I tend to not spend oodles of time on cards...I like the clean, elegant, simple-yet-quick method...Homeschooling 2 boys doesn't give me the luxury of wanting "perfect" cards. However, for this card, I easily spent double the normal time...AND this is the 4th try to get it the way I wanted! I started out by heat embossing the red Hero Arts heart and then making a mask of it. I then placed the mask on top of the heart and stamped the music note background (I think the company was called Impression Obsession). Then, I heat embossed the music notes. I added the sentiment and some small gems and the card was done...I guess since I was adamant about the vision in my mind, I refused to give up when the card wasn't working out right. I'm happy with the card now, though...And I'll save it for my anniversary in a month. :) Hope everyone has a good night and thanks for stopping by! Pat


  1. I'm lovin' this card, Pat! There's something magical about black & white and a pop of red! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment! (:

  2. This card is amazing Pat! Love the black/white/red color combo! So beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!

  3. This is so pretty, love the elegance of it.


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