Sunday, September 19, 2010

Heartfelt Wishes

Good Morning! So happy to be here, at last! Not going to bore you with all the details, but life has been crazy.
I am paired up with Stamprsue for the Hero Arts Pairing up challenge and our technique for this week is embossed resist. When I started this card that is what I had in mind, but it went down a different creative path. Funny how things happen like that but isn't that the fun of it? Start out with something in mind and end up with something totally different
The main floral image was created using  white ink and embossing powder on kraft card stock. Then it was die cut using a spellbinder's nestability.  I wish you could see the glimmer because the flowers and leaves were colored using glimmer mist. I didn't want to spray the glimmer mist over the entire project because I wasn't sure if it would come off the white embossing, so I sprayed glimmer mist on an acrylic block and used a water color pen to color the areas that were not embossed. A little extra color was added with crayons.
Layered it on a larger piece of purple card stock cut with a larger size of the nestability. The light purple background was embossed with a polka dot texture plate and the corners were cut using a Martha Stewart border punch. It is not a corner punch, but this is how I made it work.

Had to get my hubby to model for me so I could take photos. First I used a corner punch to round the corner.

Turn the border punch over and insert the rounded corner so that you can see how the pattern lines up. Punch.

And this is how it turns out. I have corner punches but didn't feel like any of them went with the design of the card, but I was pleased with how this looks on the card. Using the corner rounding punch first allows you to get more of the border punch design on the corner.

Stamps by Hero Arts
Spellbinders Nestability
Martha Stewart border punch
Fiskars corner rounder punch

Hope you are having a wonderful morning. It is a gorgeous day here in the south. Some of that summertime humidity is gone and the sky is an amazing blue with not a cloud to be seen. A little breeze is blowing, who could ask for more? My plan for the day is to savor this beautiful day and spend some time creating.

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by ! :)


  1. Amazing what you do with glimmer mists and painting on the colors, I love that look!You're so creative with all of your punch tools!

  2. Brilliant use of the punches! Love that die cut shape too! Gorgeous card, Debbie!

  3. A really pretty card, Debbie, and a great tip for making corners with the MS punch!

  4. Beautiful card, tell Larry he did a great job with hand modeling! Very creative with the punch, a great way to get more use out of the border punches!

  5. Your card is beautiful and your hubby was so sweet to model for you. Love the idea for using the border punches on corners. I hope your life calms down and you can spend some peaceful moments in your craft room more often. I enjoy seeing your creations!

  6. Love seeing your corner punch idea! And your card turned out really nice - ovals are so pleasing!

  7. Beautiful card, Debbie and what a clever way to use the border punch :)

  8. This is so pretty, Debbie! I love the embossed panel and great use of punches!

  9. Gorgeous card, I love the pretty layers! Thanks for sharing your fancy corner rounding technique...kudos to your hubby for his assist, too!

  10. What a great idea to use the scalloped punch for the corners, Debbie....they look FABULOUS!!!! Love how you colored the flowers, too....sooo clever!!!! Your DH makes a wonderful model!!!!

  11. Hi Debbie, great job! what a fun new way to use border punch. stamping sue

  12. Terrific card and thanks for the tip for the corners that is a great idea, Thanks.


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