Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Embossed Warmest Wishes

Hey There! It's been a couple days since I've posted! I've been busy preparing the house for a house guest who arrived today. She'll be staying for 2 weeks, so there was lots to prepare!! Anyhow, I've been dying to get back into the studio because there are some really great challenges out there this week! I made this card for the sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. It's a great sketch, but once again I struggled with the circle piece. After several different tries, I ended up with this card/pouch which I am pleased with. It's actually a pocket to hold hot chocolate, gift certificate or any other small gift.
I was also able to incorporate the dry embossing challenge at Just Us Girls, (We were supposed to make a birthday card, so I used the sentiment "warmest wishes" so that it could be used for either birthday or Christmas). I used the Quickutz embossing folder and then lightly sanded it so the white core could show through. Fun, huh? Hope you're not growing tired of this color combo, but I LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve (Delightful & Delicious), Martha Stewart Clear Patterns, PTI (Holiday Treats), CTMH (Connections)
Cardstock: CTMH (Cocoa, Heavenly Blue and White Daisy)
Inks: CTMH (Cocoa and Tulip)
Accessories: Martha Stewart (Ribbon and Baker's Twine), CTMH (Craft Buttons)
Tools: EK Success Edge Punch, Marvy Circle Punch, Quickutz Embossing Folder

23 comments:

  1. FAbulous!! LOVE the embossing, the colors, the cocoa...EVERYTHING!

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  2. Lovely colors... I love the cup...

    Smita

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  3. Karla this is Scrummy!! Love how you made it work for Christmas OR birthday - love the plaid and the BOW! The tag is adorable. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you again Saturday for our next challenge!

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  4. Smarty Pants! Who would have thought to make this a pocket card. Funny that you posted on my blog that the sketch I did today was scary to you because this one was for me. But, after seeing your card I am motivated! Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE this color combo that I have seen you use several time? So crisp, clean, cool and wintery. And, the embossed snowflakes are the icing on the cake (uh...card).

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  5. Very pretty card! Love the color combo & the embossed snowflake background! Thanks for playing along with JUGS - I hope you join us Saturday for an all new challenge!

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great card! :) Kathy

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  7. This is stunning! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  8. Karla!!! Your card is FANTASTIC!! Seriously...one of my faves this week! LOVE your color choice, and that gorgeous bow you added! Ooooh...I have that background stamp by MS as well...makes me want to run upstairs and CASE your card! I just may do that later ;] Giving you full credit of course! LOL This really is pretty...

    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun color challenge hosted by Lisa!

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  9. How lovely! Your card is so warm...not only because of the hot chocolate cup! :-)

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  10. Wow - this is seriously gorgeous! I love the layout and the colors. The embossing is gorgeous. Just a stunning card all around! Great job :)

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  11. This card is amazing... I couldn't stop coming back to it. Great balance - and color scheme. Just so warm and friendly!

    Glad you played along with us at the JUGS challenge this week -- e-mail me at cuccicoo1002 at yahoo dot com and I will e-mail you your chic of the week badge!!

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  12. Congrats on Chic of the week - so derserving! Your card is stunning :)

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  13. Congratulations! Such a beautiful creation!
    Neatly done and perfect for winter birthday!

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  14. a huge congrats to you!! Your card is perfect in evert waY!

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  15. awesome card, love every detail!!

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  16. Congratulations !!!
    Alllll..... your cards are fabulous !!!

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  17. Congrats on winning over at 2 sketches!!! I just found your blog and I love it...you are so very talented!!!

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  18. Congratulations on your win at 2S4Y :) So deserving!

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  19. I love that you love the Lord and give glory to Him through your beautiful creations! Congratulations on winning at 2S4Y!

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  20. Congrats on your winning card at 2S4Y!
    I think it's a great card so a true winner :D
    Have a great day and do keep those colors alive :D I love colors too! And I also know the happiness of loving the Lord. He is the color in everyting and thanks to Him we know colors, right?
    xx Monica

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