Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day!

 
(click here or the picture above to take you to the blog hop page)
 
I'm so excited to be able to participate today! I'll keep this short since I'm sure you have many more blogs to see. I used Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for the tree and embossed it with Rubber Marbles' Dusk. I like this embossing powder because it's a mix of blues and a bit of purples. I took a close up shot, too, so you could see the colors better.
 
I cut a rectangle out of a piece of copy paper and taped it down over the front; then used Night of Navy and Pacific Point inks from Stampin' Up! with a cotton ball to make the window of color. The sentiment is from Fiskars Season's Greetings set. The paper is a pearlized ivory and it's all mounted on purple Bazzill.
 
 
Here's the close up:
 

I also embossed one in black:

 
Thanks for taking a look. Both of these cards will be going to Operation Write Home and are based on Sketch 16 on the Stars & Stripes blog. I hope you have a chance to make some cards today!
 
Cherie

 
 
 
 
 
 

50 comments:

  1. Love those tree stamps and you've really made this one pop!

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  2. Very pretty! I really like the blues and purples in that embossing powder. I love how you masked the sentiment rectangle and inked it. Wonderful job!

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  3. What a beautiful card, simple but elegant - it really stands out - and the sponged background gives a really snowy look. Really lovely.

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  4. The colors are great! I like the idea of cutting out and coloring the rectangle.

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  5. I love the rectangle! Thanks for giving a teeny tutorial - I never thought about cotton balls with ink. :)

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  6. Such a Lovely Tree ;) The embossing is very pretty and look at you being all resourceful, cutting out a simple mask and using a cotton ball instead of sponges. Happy WCM Day!

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  7. This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your technique.

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  8. Ohhhh! I love that!! Incredible color with that embossing powder - wow!!!

    Happy Hopping!

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  9. Beautiful card - love the masked 'cottoning' rectangle and that embossing powder is totally WOW! Happy WCMD.

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  10. Oh wow...I love how this turned out-- that tree is very pretty and the embossing was fantastic. I do love the black I must say :) Thank you for your support of OWH!

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  11. Beautiful CAS card Cherie! I have this wonderful SU set and you've inspired me to dig it and my embossing supplies out and use it for holiday cards... believe it or not I'm not sure if I've ever used it for Christmas cards before. Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  13. Gorgeous cards!! I love the colors and your beautiful embossed trees!

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  14. That is too, too stunning! And so peaceful. In the craziness of the holiday season, who wouldn't love receiving such a calm and beautiful card? The embossed tree is fabulous!!

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  15. Beautiful Cherie! Wow! The embossed tree is awesome.
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy

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  16. This is so soft and so sweet and just perfect!

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  17. Sweet, simple beautiful and you really focus on the meaning of the sentiment. Thanks for the tip on masking with copy paper ~ Great idea!

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  18. Lovely as a Tree is my favorite stamp set of all time, so I was thrilled to see this gorgeous card. I've already Pinned it. Thanks, too, for the instructions on how you did it. Love that embossing powder. Even in black it's very striking.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your techniques. I love your card and plan to try the making. Pat K.

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  20. beautiful inkblending. Great card!

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  21. Simply breathtaking! I love the embossing and the inked 'window'.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  22. A simple square background = delightful & sophisticated background. Nice! Mary, Wausau WI

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  23. I Like the one that is all in blue. I've been doing more of these shaded blocks to stamp in lately, too.

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  24. love these cards and the technique--will have to try it

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  25. I like your inking technique. I rarely think to use color in that way to work with a sketch. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your cards are clean, simple yet very elegant! Thank you for the comments on my blog.

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  27. Yay! Love the color blocking! Isn't it fun? Love the embossed trees. Fabulous, fabulous card.

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  28. What pretty cards. Love the embossed tree!!

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  29. Beautiful card, Cherie! I think that pearlized paper makes it so elegant! Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  30. Such a pretty card. Love the blue embossed tree.

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  31. Such an elegantly simple card with the way you've embossed and color blocked the background. Thanks for sharing it with us here today.

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  32. Love the wintery blues and purples. And the embossing is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing
    -Mindy H.

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  33. Oh wow!!! I also love the embossing and those gorgeous trees! I might have to try my hand at this technique!!! Now, where did I put my tree?? :) I do love the look of this!

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  34. I bet it is gorgeous in real life, sure is pretty on the computer screen. Wonderful simple yet beautiful card , thanks for sharing =)

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  35. Oh such a lovely card! I love your blue tree and the highlight of your sentiment. TFS AJ-

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  36. These are beautiful! Love the embossed tree!

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  37. These are gorgeous! Love the embossed trees and windows of color. Thanks for the tip about using a cotton ball.

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  38. Very pretty ...great job on the tree !

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  39. Oh, love the blues and purples for wintry things!! TFS!!

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  40. I love trees on cards, yours is stunning!!

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  41. Both cards are gorgeous and your paper box gave me an idea for a challenge! CAS! Love tree cards...tfs!!!

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  42. Very pretty --my favorite is the first one.

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  43. Both the black and the purple blue trees look great, but I love the look of that "Dusk" embossing powder.

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  44. Lovely as a Tree never fails us, does it? Beautiful cards!

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  45. Beautiful - I love the blues and purples together!

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  46. Great idea about the copy paper and dabbing on ink with a cotton ball - thanks for sharing!!

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