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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Embossed and Fussy Cut

I got some new stamps in the last couple of weeks and I got to use them on this card! I picked up the medallion stamp on my way to see my mom for Mother's Day last week. It was stamped with VersaMark, heat embossed with clear embossing powder then fussy cut. The colors are the inks in the unembossed spaces. The backgrounds florals are from a clear stamp set I bought with a gift certificate I won in a blog hop a couple of weeks ago. YAY! I double stamped the images to create extra depth, which is (of course!) hard to see in the picture.

The card answers these challenges:

Card Positioning Systems: Sketch
ABC: U is for Unused Stash
Papertake: Shiny, Sparkly and Special
Pixie Dust: cut it out
Crafty Card Makers: Distressing
Your Next Stamp: cut it out and pop it up
Tuesday Taggers: Do something different (heat embossing for me!)
MelJen's Designs: Flowers and Blooms
The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: 3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image

The central image is raised on pop dots. Here's the medallion up close:

And another angle:

Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Cardstock: Michael's
Paper: Hot Off the Press (Purple Sponged), Basic Grey (Marrakech-Sencha)
Stamps: Starburst Lace (Hero Arts), Kind Deeds (Clear and Simple Stamps)
Ink: VersaMark, Color Box pigment ink (scarlet, orange, violet, cyan), Color Box chalk ink (Warm Violet), Stampin’ Up (Bordering Blue), Tim Holtz distress ink (antique linen)
Accessories: pop dots, corner rounder, ribbon, pearls, clear embossing powder


  1. This is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


  2. Oh....this is so pretty!

    Thanks so much for entering at Shelly's Images for our TTT challenge. We hope you will visit again soon.

  3. I was so delighted when I saw your entry. It's so
    stunningly beautiful. OMG....
    I really hope you will come back next week and suprise me again with such a stunning card.
    Thanks for joining Shelly's Images TTT.

  4. Gorgeous card! I love that hero stamp - nearly bought it myself several times! Love the colours you used and it's perfectly cut out. Thanks for joining us at TT this week

  5. Gorgeous card love that madallion the way you coloured it and cut it out, love it. Thank you for stretching with us at TT this week.

  6. How lovely! a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
    x Michelle

  7. So beautiful! Love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT Challenge! We hope you will join us again soon!

  8. This is gorgeous! The medallion is stunning. I can't believe you cut it out! You have a lot of patience! Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. We hope you will join us again.

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Shelly's Images for our TTT Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  10. This is FANTASTIC!! LOVE how you did the medallion, just STUNNING! THANKS so much for joining us this week at Shelly's Images:)

  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck!
    ♥Dee (Spryte)♥

  12. Tis is fab! I love the shading on the medallion! This is the 2nd time this week i've heard the term 'fussy cut' - Makes me chuckle!

    Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers distressed challenge x