Monday, December 06, 2010

Emboss Resist

Today's Splitcoast Stampers challenge - Technique Lovers - Emboss Resist.

Very sad day today.  A friend's husband passed last week and services are today.  Left behind two small children.  Please join me in saying a prayer for Kristy and her children, that they get through this most difficult time.

I used clear embossing powder then sponged rose all over.  Stamped parts of the tree around the edges in rose before adding the sentiment in espresso and using slot punch for the seam binding ribbon treatment.  Not shown, but inside the card, I used the other floral vine in rose then a sentiment in espresso. Stampin Up's Thoughts & Prayers set used here.

Stamped the large snowflakes with Versamark then clear embossed & sponged bashfull all over then stamped smaller snowflakes in marina mist and a couple in navy.  Took a negative punch and sponged the inside in marina mist before stamping sentiment in navy.  Sparkly ribbon finished off.  Used Stampin Up's Snow Burst for the background and Bells 'n Boughs for the sentiment.

Third card was made with same technique, same stamp set for the background, but used marina mist and navy to heavy sponge, leaving glowing area for the sentiments.  Finished with some blue bakers twine to keep it simple.  Background used Stampin Up's Snow Burst; Sentiments from Verve's Richly Blessed. 

Give your family a hug and tell them you love them today. 
Best Wishes,


Lorie said...

Your cards are lovely! I'm sorry about what your friend is going through. It is very tough (been there done that). Give he lots of hugs and a listening ear if you can.

Arts by Sara said...

Collette... These cards so beautiful! I will definately say a prayer for your friend Kristy and her children, such a tradegy so close to Christmas. If you would like me to send out a card... just email me and let me know! I would gladly do that! Happy Creating! Sara