Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Subtle, Embossed, Contrast and a Sketch

Hi Everyone! 
I had an opportunity to craft today as we had yet another snow day.  Unfortunately, I am short on MOJO.  Sometimes when I get an idea in my brain, I cannot let it go, even though it just is not coming together.  Does that ever happen to you?  Well, I am definitely there right now!  But as always, this too shall pass! 

This card is for Dynamic Duos-
Seize the Sketch-

 And Simon Says Stamp- which is asking us to emboss on our project. 

The card went through many changes before I settled on this design.  The Cue Card word, 'Contrast' is what led me to using the black embossed background.  Prior to that, the card was too 'muddy', without enough contrast. 
The background image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The banners were stamped in Crumb Cake and fussy cut out.  I die cut the butterfly, leaves, and Deco Label pieces and dry embossed the Deco Label die cut with a woodgrain embossing folder.  I used a piece of linen thread for the butterfly body and head and added Stampin' Up Dazzling Details to it for some sparkle.
Lastly,  scoring was added around the card base for interest as was  a wood heart below the sentiment. 

Thanks so much for stoppng by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Leafy Flourish, Stampin' Up Designer Type and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper- Basic Black, Crumb Cake, White cs, Pool Party, Pink Pirhouette, and retired dsp
Ink- Crumb Cake, Versamark, Pool Party
Other- Clear ep, Stampin' Up Linen Thread, Wood Heart, Pearls, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals,, Little Leaves Die, Deco Label Framelits, Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack and Dazzling Details


  1. Oh, wow, Lee Ann - this is STUNNING! The embossed black panel (and the contrast it provides), along with the scored border, are fabulous touches. Beautiful card.

  2. Wonderful card, absolutely love the embossed background makes the card look very classy.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  3. LeAnn, I absolutely love this card!!!!!

  4. Oh, how I love this card! It just lifts my spirits. The little banners are so sweet...and then that dramatic black embossed background just causes those butterflies to pop off the page. Your eye for color and design always delights me!

  5. Beautiful embossing Lee Ann. Thank you for join us at CASology this week!

  6. Sweet butterfly. Thank you for playing along at CASology this week.

  7. What a pretty card! Love the cluster of goodness!
    Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch♥

  8. Very pretty card. Love the banners and your cluster of embellies. Thanks for sharing at the Dynamic Duos.

  9. LeeAnn, this is a beautiful collage of elements, and they came together wonderfully. I blogged the very same sentiment of having a thought in my mind, and struggling to get it on my card this week. In the end, it works out. Thanks for sharing at the Dynamic Duos this week;)

  10. Swoon! Lee Ann< this card is too pretty for words! Love it! Thanks for joining the DD!

  11. I hear you on the mojo - more like NOJO when that happens! Frustrating to go through but so worth it for this gorgeous end result :) I love the layered focal point with the label & butterfly - so very soft & sweet! Thank you so much for coming to play with us at Seize the Sketch :)

  12. Lovely color combo, and the black on black embossing really stands out with the surrounding pastels.

  13. Gorgeous card, Lee Ann! I think you did an amazing job for no MOJO....love that black embossing against all the pastel colors - very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch...

  14. This is absolutely gorgeous! wow! Love how you were able to combine so many challenges!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  15. I love all the beautiful details on your card! The black background is stunning! Beautiful!!!

  16. I love how dainty this card is! Great job :)


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