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31 January 2011

Red and White

Oh How exciting! Ramdom winner on Southern Girls challenge.

With a post surgery enforced inactive and no work couple of weeks stretching ahead of me, I'm
blurfing. What on earth is 'blurfing'? I hear you ask. It's blog surfing! and I'm slowly moving from the computer to the craft room to the couch and back again, still a bit sore and sorry and not able to settle in one spot for long....anyway it's all good, well on the road to recovery.

So while I was blurfing
I found an Aussie/NZ site for challenges where this week's challenge is for dry embossing, so I decided to make a card for it, if you've been following my blog, you know I use dry embossing quite a lot in my cards. This sketch from Cute Card Thursday seemed to fit the bill also. When using dry embossing, I like to keep the colours simple and I don't usually use DSP with a lot of patterns or colours either as this seems to be overkill and muddy up the waters.

Here I've used textured cs for the white card and the first large panel of white. I've used SU embossing folders Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polker Dots and Square Lattice for the dry embossing, the square lattice can give this tapestry or cross stitch look to an image which adds a lovely touch.



I was playing around with the sentiment and decided to go with oval to match the scallope oval and then looked outside the norm for attaching this and the ribbon. Really happy with this as it is so different and I think it just looks fantastic and adds what we all look for in our creations a unique and unusual element to our designs. Of course no project of mine is complete without butterflies or bling so I added both! LOL

Thanks for stopping by, please take a moment to say Hi and leave a comment, these walls are going to drive me crazy pretty soon. Ok I'll admit, that is one very short drive!


Cute Card Thursday ~ Sketch

Southern Girls ~ Dry Embossing

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful, elegant card.
    luv
    debby

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  2. Very pretty Kasey I happen to really like the embossed image of flowers so very unique! Thanks for stopping by on my blog. I will be visiting more often NOW!!! Hugs~Donna

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  3. love the red and whites of this card, brilliant.xx

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  4. Beautiful card, Kasey! I love the colour combo.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
    Hugs
    Vanja

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  5. Classy looking card,great embossing too,thanks for sharing this with the Southern Girls.I call it bloghopping,blurfing sounds like something you might do after excess alcohol lol! Have a good weekend,Julie.x

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  6. This is beautiful! Love the red and white and the simply elegant design! Thanks for joining us at SG!
    xxAutumn

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