July 20, 2010

EBTKS + Embellish = Fabulous

Hey Everyone!  Today's day at work went very well and I'm happy to say it won't keep me up at night with worry.  Lots to learn but the ladies I work with are really fabulous and patient. 

This card was made for three challenges: EBTKS, CAS-tastic, and Embellish.  The current CAS-tastic challenge was to use three of several techniques on one card.  I chose image stamping, paper piercing, and inked edges.  This card really was simple but it packs a punch with those colours and paper piecing and piercing.

For the piercing bit I stamped and cut the leaf image, placed it on my cardstock and pierced the outline.  It give's a much more subtle affect than paper piecing or stamping but still defines the image.  Neat hey?  Those terrific patterned papers are from the October Afternoon Fly a Kite collection.  Love it!  I bought it for my birthday a month ago and finally got it in the mail last friday.  Haven't had much time to play around with it but I'll try to make some time this weekend.

Tomorrow I'll be working a full day and won't be home for dinner but fortunately for me (or probably more so for my hubby) my mother-in-law plans to have dinner ready for him when he gets home.  Today I'm grateful for a supportive family...what are you grateful for? You might be grateful to hear about Ann's Blog Anniversary giveaway.  Just head on over to check out her wonderful CAS creations and a chance to win!  You won't be disappointed.


Paper: Kraft, Fly a Kite dp (October Afternoon)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Small Ric Rac die (PTI), Hawaiian Shores button (PTI), paper piercer, dimensionals, large corner rounder
Stamps:  Feel the Sun (Verve), Signature sentiments (PTI)


  1. I was just going to send you an e-mail to see how you day went and you beat me to it :D SO glad to hear those you are working with are a nice group! Makes all the difference in the world! You've been in my thoughts and prayers all day. Now I get to celebrate by doing a happy dance for you (it's the only one I know how to type LOL):


    Well done combining so many things on one card too! Sleep well and cheers to fabulous first day!!

  2. SO original and unique! Love the patterns nad colors mix! It's so eye-cathing! Love this creative card!!

  3. I love the mix of colors and patterns on this--such a pretty combo!

  4. So glad your day went well and I really like that ric rac border strip on your card with the flower, very pretty.

  5. So pretty, great colors and awesome take on the sketch!! BTW, thanks for the nice email. Sorry I've been delinquent in responding.

  6. So pretty! Those colors are so pretty together! Thanks so much for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  7. Oh yay! I'm glad it went well - I just know you're going to be great no matter what you set your mind to. This card is a prime example. Love that sentiment and you've really rocked it out with the paper piecing & piercing. LOVELY!

  8. Oh so pretty! I love how you did the paper piercing-looks great!!

  9. Simply gorgeous, love the use of ric rac! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

  10. Patterned paper ric rac is great! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge.