Monday, February 14, 2011

"Spectacular" Birthday

Hi everyone!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope your day is filled with lots of love!  Today I'm sharing the card I made for this week's Woodware USA challenge, to use either kind of embossing.  I chose to use both, and put my new Glasses stamp set to use.  

I wanted to go for a more masculine card here, so I chose frames that  look like the ones my dad wears.  :)  I had to do a bit of paper piecing because the parts that go over your ears  looked like they were in the front, and not behind the lenses.  I stamped the sentiment underneath the glasses, and used a bit of lime green chalk to color the inside of the Nestabilitie.  For the wet embossing, I took the eye chart stamp and repeatedly lined it up on the turquoise cardstock.  I used clear embossing powder for a tone-on-tone look.  The dry embossing was done with a Sizzix folder and some light yellow cardstock.  For fun, I added a bit of Fiskars border-punched cardstock and some Making Memories twine.  I added a lime green button to tie in the lime green chalk.  I think the kraft cardstock helps keep the card more masculine looking.  

I'm still having a bit of trouble with my camera.  Unfortunately the colors came out a little weird here... the paper looks blue in the picture rather than a greenish-turquoise and the yellow looks like a bright yellow and not pastel.  I think the lime green chalk looks yellow in the picture, too.  Ehh.  I'll just have to keep playing with my camera settings and hope that one day I figure it all out!  :)  

I hope you have time to play along with us over at Woodware USA, we'd love to see what you can do with embossing!  Hope you all have a happy hearts day!

-Suzanne :O )

PS-  I'll try to get the rest of my Valentine's Day cards/gift packaging posted before the end of the week.  Stay tuned! 


Nancy said...

Suzanne, this is such a fun card!! I love what you did with this set!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Love the colors and layout on this card. Totally makes me want this set. I am a fan of glasses, since I have been wearing them almost 30 years. ;)

isu.alum said...

Oh Suzanne! Love the bright colors you used and the repeated eye chart pattern. The button/ribbon treatment is just perfect! If someone doesn't see this card, they REALLY DO NEED GLASSES!!! I've been thinking of how to use this set and WOW...Your card just makes me want to hop online and ORDER it...This needs to get published!!!


Maria Matter said...

fun & fabulous Suzanne!

Anne said...

This is so creative!! I was hoping to see someone use this set, it looks like fun! Love how you created your background with the eye chart image! Brilliant!

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