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To You, From Me & Challenge Winner

March 29, 2011

Hello, thanks for joining us today. Our featured card includes this week’s challenge theme technique; wet embossing.  (See yesterday’s post for details.)  I used a wonderful transparent set, “To You” which includes large florals and elegant greetings;

I stamped just the top portion of the large bouquet image onto the bottom of my card panel in Versamark then embossed in white. I stamped the large flower onto Penny Black coordinating cardstock, also in Versamark and embossed in white. I trimmed the flower from the darker cardstock and then just the small portion of the flower again from a lighter shade. I nested them together and popped them onto my card panel with foam tape.

I added some gemstones them stamped and matted my greeting. TIP: When wet embossing, rub a dryer sheet over your cardstock before you stamp – the powder will stick only to the ink.

The vibrant orange you see if from our Mix & Match “Summer Sun” trio of sunset oranges. If you’d like to win this pack of Penny Black cardstock along with a few more, just leave a comment on this post. We’re giving away cardstock every day this week. Winners will be announced in Monday’s post.


Card Challenge WINNER
Finally, our winner from last week’s background stamping card challenge! Please congratulate Yulis Kartika! Yulis, please email me with your postal address and your choice of three Penny Black stamps or stamp sets at Congratulations! Love your shabby chic card using our sweet hedgies… You can click on the card to be taken to our Gallery to leave a comment for Yulis.

We’re back tomorrow with more. Be sure to leave a comment to be in the running for brand new Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock…you’ll love it!

76 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2011 12:20 am

    I like how you use the large bouquet image proportionality! It gives a different look all over and if you do not mention it, I would not have noticed that! Keep the creative flowing!

  2. Birdie permalink
    March 29, 2011 12:27 am

    The contrast is simply stunning in colors used and understated elegance in subject matter. Would love to play with these papers. Thanks for allowing me the chance.

  3. March 29, 2011 12:39 am

    beautiful card. love the white stamping on the card and thanks for the tip on using dryer sheet.

  4. pinky permalink
    March 29, 2011 12:41 am

    I am totally in awe of white embossing, so effective. The card is just beautiful, loving those stamps too.

  5. March 29, 2011 12:56 am

    wonderful embossing… and congrats to Yulis.

  6. Yulis permalink
    March 29, 2011 1:00 am

    Thank you Dawn , …
    fall in love with that emboss technique .. … I must learn so hard 🙂

  7. March 29, 2011 1:15 am

    Stunning card! Love the zingy turquoise and yellow together. The white embossing really pops too 🙂
    Congrats to Yulis… your fabulous card x

    Jenny x

  8. March 29, 2011 1:29 am

    Love the vibrancy of your card and congrats to Yulis great card

  9. Pam permalink
    March 29, 2011 2:50 am

    This is a fabulous card! So gorgeously vibrant! Thanks for sharing…love the white embossing & the color combo is yummy!

  10. March 29, 2011 3:53 am

    Beautiful embossing… Fab creation. Congrats to Yulis. Beautiful card.

  11. March 29, 2011 3:57 am

    I love this stamp set you have used and the white embossing. Congrats to Yulis – her card is adorable! Would love to win that pretty cardstock, too!

  12. Karen from Ontario permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:19 am

    Gorgeous new set…love what you did with it….

  13. Michel E permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:20 am

    Love the card. Great stamp set.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  14. Cathy A permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:22 am

    Congratulations Yulis on your win, I adore the to you from me stamp set, and love how versatile the bouquet can be, it looks fabulous on this card stamped along the bottom.

  15. March 29, 2011 4:29 am

    Beautiful card, Jenyfur! Love the vibrant colors and the clear bling in the centers of the flowers. CONGRATS to Yulis!! 🙂

  16. Lori permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:37 am

    Beautiful card! Didn’t think I could like the yellow papers better than the gorgeous blue ones used yesterday, but I do. The yellow papers are a wonderful range of color.

  17. Becky Jo permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:55 am

    Love this stamp set! I like how you used different parts of this stamp set in your card. Very creative and beautiful-TFS! And…Congratulations to Yulis! Your card is so cute!

  18. March 29, 2011 5:15 am

    Your embossing is lovely. The layers of cut out embossed flowers are cool too! ~ Rose

  19. March 29, 2011 5:18 am

    What a lovely card.


  20. March 29, 2011 5:20 am

    Beautiful card! I love this stamp set and the summer sun papers! Congrats Yulis

  21. March 29, 2011 5:21 am

    Am loving the summery colours, congrats Yulis, Luv Sam x

  22. Gypsycrafter permalink
    March 29, 2011 5:37 am

    Wow! What an amazing card. I love al that fussy handcutting. The white embossed background really makes the card stand out. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. 🙂


  23. Linda Laskowski permalink
    March 29, 2011 5:38 am

    This is a beautiful card. I love the white embossing on the bright colored paper, it really “pops”!!!

  24. March 29, 2011 5:47 am

    Congratulations, Yulis! Wonderful idea, Jennyfur, for using the bouquet as a background – wish I had thought of that for the challenge 🙂

  25. Ann permalink
    March 29, 2011 5:59 am

    What a beautiful use of embossing for the flower bouquet. Love the color combination!

  26. March 29, 2011 6:12 am

    Beautiful card, love the white embossing, have to try this ones.


  27. Bonnie permalink
    March 29, 2011 6:22 am

    Those stamps are amazing…what I could do with those. Those cards are awesome as well, love the color combos and the details. Very nice indeed.

  28. Virginia L. permalink
    March 29, 2011 6:49 am

    BEAUTIFUL color combo with the Mix and Match! Love it Congrats to Yulis!

  29. Laura permalink
    March 29, 2011 6:51 am

    Thanks for the dryer sheet tip, I tend to not pull out my embossing powder and heat gun that often. I forget how beautiful cards look if you do that last step.

  30. March 29, 2011 7:08 am

    I love the effect of embossing. The Summer Sun trio paired up with the blue flowers is beautiful.

  31. Barb Adams permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:11 am

    What a lovely array of hues. And I love the card — I never think to emboss in white!

  32. Greta H permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:25 am

    I LOVE the card you made today! Thanks for the inspiration! Can’t wait to get my hands on the new cardstock!

  33. Flo S permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:25 am

    Yulis is adorable. The colors she used are so appealing. Congratulations!

  34. Rosemary D permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:29 am

    beautiful card! love the bright cheery colors! congrats to Yulis!! what an adorable card!

  35. March 29, 2011 7:35 am

    Beautiful bright card and love the white embossing! Congrats to Yulis!

  36. Cathy P in AZ permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:39 am

    Congrats Yulis – your cards are FABULOUS! 🙂 And the flower card is so sunny and colorful – LOVE the turquoise and yellow with the white embossing! Beautiful!

  37. Naomi A. of Colorado permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:40 am

    Love the way you embossed the white background and the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing!
    luna10575 at msn dot com

  38. Sharon Gullikson permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:55 am

    Do I use a NEW, UNUSED dryer sheet, or one that’s gone through the dryer cycle already? Thanks. LOVE the stamps, and the card…

  39. Eve permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:57 am

    Luv this spring like color card! Very cheerful! And Congrats to Yulis! It’s so cute & nice 🙂

  40. Eleanor Wong permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:10 am

    Just love your presentations. Keep up the great work.

  41. Toni M. of PA. permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:18 am

    Beautiful card Yulis! I love the dryer sheet idea. Never thought about that. Your card is so cheerful with all those bright colors. It reminds me of Spring and Summer!!!

  42. March 29, 2011 8:57 am

    A really nice looking blue and orange card. I like it a lot.
    I would put this mix and match cardstock to good use with all my
    Penny Black stamps that I own:)

  43. Judycs permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:58 am

    How exciting! I just ordered this stamp set. It would be wonderful to win this cardstock to use with it.
    Win or not, thanks for the beautiful idea.

  44. Christine W permalink
    March 29, 2011 9:13 am

    Beautiful card! I love how you used the bigger portion of the bouquet for the background! I really love this cardstock.

  45. Pat S permalink
    March 29, 2011 9:18 am

    Your card just pops off the page! Love the contrasting colors, feels like spring already looking at your beautiful card.

  46. Silke Shimazu permalink
    March 29, 2011 9:23 am

    Beautiful card-love the colors and the button!

  47. March 29, 2011 10:13 am

    I lovethose big flowers! Beautiful ard Jenifur!

  48. Debbie permalink
    March 29, 2011 11:02 am

    What a nice card & love the colors!

  49. March 29, 2011 12:33 pm

    Congrats Yulis. Great card with these vibrant mix of colors.

  50. March 29, 2011 12:43 pm

    Well done Yulis. Love this sample of wet embossing too – the bouquet used for the background is brilliant & I love the layering of the flower too. I’ve had this set on my wish list ever since I first saw it – it was the butterfly that had me hooked & that large single flower with so many crafting possibilities.
    Paula (PEP)

  51. March 29, 2011 1:23 pm

    What a lovely card and thank you for the instructions. Congrats to the winner!

  52. Bonnie permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:23 pm

    Awesome Card. The colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

  53. March 29, 2011 4:25 pm

    The ‘To You’ set is beautiful! Very pretty card.

  54. Gayle C. permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:52 pm

    Beautiful card. I haven’t tried the Penny Black cardstock yet but the colors are fantastic.

  55. diana permalink
    March 29, 2011 6:47 pm

    Wonderful colours, beautiful cards. I often forget how striking stamping & embossing in white looks, especially on these gorgeous blues & yellows. TFS 😉

  56. Carrie C permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:25 pm

    Great use of the large bouquet stamp for the background. Love the colors of cardstock you used. Yummy!

  57. Katie permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:26 pm

    Wonderful card! I love your idea to emboss the flower bouquet. It looks wonderful in white with the gems against the bright cardstock and is a wonderful background to your also wonderful flower! Everything looks great, I mean wonderful! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    Also, Congratulations to the winner, I love your card!


  58. March 29, 2011 11:25 pm

    very pretty and delightful card! lovely! congrats to the winner, too!

  59. March 30, 2011 2:57 am

    Beautiful colour combo! love ur embossing!
    congratulations to Yulis ^^ beautiful card!

  60. March 30, 2011 2:58 am

    Lovely bright embossed cr and the challenge winners card is so cute too.

    ** Kate **

  61. March 30, 2011 3:55 am

    gorgeous card. Not colours I would ordinary use on a card. But i do like it. May be using more of orange on my cards in the future.

  62. March 30, 2011 9:25 am

    Regarding the dryer sheet – yes a new, unused dryer sheet rubbed over the cardstock works like a charm in keep the embossing powder only on the ink. 🙂

  63. Julia permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:08 am

    Love the card. I need to start using more vibrant colors!

  64. Sharon Marchbanks permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:08 am

    What an adorable card – so very creative and love these colors. Want these papers!!! Thanks, Hugs to all, Sharon :o)

  65. Kelley permalink
    March 30, 2011 1:59 pm

    I like that stamp set! I love the card you made with it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  66. Lisa permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:53 pm

    Beautiful cards and the stamps are great.

  67. March 31, 2011 9:22 am

    I love the pairing of the bright blue’s with the bright yellow, usually those colors are Eastery but not the case here! :>

  68. March 31, 2011 12:33 pm

    Wow, these colours are fabulous and love how the white embossing pops!

  69. Kelli B permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:53 pm

    Beautiful card, love the flowers. Great, bright colors of cs. Tfs

  70. April 1, 2011 2:23 am

    The embossing is fabulous and the colours so vibrant. I love the style of this card.

    Julie W xx

  71. April 1, 2011 6:24 am

    Great colours on this card. It looks soo sunny!

  72. SusanE permalink
    April 1, 2011 4:35 pm

    Have never been a fan of orange and blue, but this is quite stunning! Must be the perfectly combined cardstock colors, at least in part. Thanks for the chance to have some of my own!

  73. kathy amstutz permalink
    April 2, 2011 7:17 am

    OOOOooh! I”d love to win some of the vibrant orange papers! Thanks for the chance…..

  74. Kimberly R permalink
    April 3, 2011 9:42 am

    Congrats to Yulis! Gotta love those Hedgies.

    I love the way you did the embossing on the bottom of the card with only the top portion of the flowers – you inspire me with your cards – thanks for sharing. Thanks also for the great paper give-a-ways, can never have to many papers choices.

  75. Denise Bryant permalink
    April 3, 2011 1:53 pm

    Love this oragnge and blue color combo! And congrats to Yulis on her sweet card!

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