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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Anything Goes at 7 Kids College Fund!

Hello again! This is my second post of the day! For Day 3 of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party, please click HERE or scroll down! :o)

Today begins a new Anything Goes challenge at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! The DT added a twist to our projects for the challenge: embossing! This card is also part of my contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project collection, where we are crafting for those less fortunate in the community of New Life Shops. Their outreach includes providing shelter, clothing, and food to those in need. IFTL is creating encouragement and birthday cards for the children and families who utilize this agency.

Embossing is one of my favorite techniques and I couldn't resist doubling up on it! My Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Butterflies stamp is heat-embossed, while the cream middle panel is dry embossed.
This is one of my favorite (and go-to) nature stamps! It's so lovely and versatile. I opted for bright and sparkly blue embossing powder, which also includes specks of silver, red, and green. (Blue Blaze from Michael's... I love this color!) I sponged a sunshiny background with two Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw.
My stamp is layered upon a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis base, which I've accented with a Wild Rose Studio Blossom Burst. Unfortunately my middle panel is a bit (okay, HUGELY) washed out in these pictures, but it is embossed with a lovely pattern and trimmed with one of the gorgeous borders in the Tattered Lace Beloved Borders set. I remain completely enamored with this set! The tiny butterflies are from a Fiskars punch, which I've covered in Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

My papers are from the Teresa Collins Everyday Moments paper pad. My sweet sentiment is from Lili of the Valley's Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments. It is layered upon one of the sweet doilies in My Craft Spot's Tiny Doilies set. My Buttercup crinkle ribbon is also from MCS, which I've centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts rose.

Lastly, an angled view to show the pretty interior. Note: The color of the embossing is accurate in the ABOVE photos! The super sparkly powder dulls the shade's appearance in all of the angular photos, of course. Oy!
I hope the recipient feels the divine light I tried to replicate in this creation. :o) Flutter on over to the Challenge Blog to check out the inspiring embossed creations from my DT sisters! I hope you'll join in the fun, as your work is always a joy to see. :o) Have a blessed and beautiful day!

Products from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: Clear

Challenges entered:
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Flowers
 *Cut It Up~ Summer Vacation (Beautiful sunrises to begin a relaxed day immersed in nature!)
 *Fan-Tastic Tuesday~ Summer
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Outdoors
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Make Your Own Background (Stamped/heat-embossed image and sponged the summery sky)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


  1. Love the embossing, that blue just pops right of your card...
    Precious Karen! love it!

  2. The wee rose in the centre of the bow is adorable, and the DP is really pretty. It is delightful for us to see such creative art. Thank you for sharing your talents with us today.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. "WOW" Karen l'm truly in love with your embossing how stunning is that and the image you have used is gorgeous!! everything about your card Karen is spectacular your one amazing crafter your so talented in everything you do and it's nice that you share all your projects xx

  4. This is stunning Karen. The blue embossed image looks amazing. I love the delicately coloured papers with such beautiful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Hi hun really love your card and ty for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck Judith DT x (I have blog candy if you fancy taking a peek) x

  6. beautiful card..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  7. This is GORGEOUS, Karen. I'd like to give you a BIG THANK YOU for stopping by to share your lovely art in our challenge.
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Well, this is just beautiful. I'm sure the recipient will treasure it.

    Thanks for sharing your Summer Vacation project at Cut it Up Challenges!

  9. Goregous card, beautiful colour combo and design,g thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  10. WOW!! ADORE the bright and lovely colors!! The pattern paper is just Gorgeous!! Love the dash of Blue.....very Elegant!!
    ADORE the BEAUTIFUL butterflies!!!
    Sending you ALL of my love, hugs & smiles

    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. Stunning card! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT

  12. GORGEOUS! Love the flower in the ribbon. So very pretty and clever. So grateful to you for being such a blessing to our recipients. You are the best. We love you.
    ~Madison and Cindy

  13. stunning so beautiful thank you for sharing at TTPH

    Jacqui DT

  14. Beautiful..............just beautiful...

    Fiona DT

  15. I can't believe I missed this card...I was thinking that you should've had a post for 7 Kids so I'm glad I checked!! Wow, this is stunning, Karen!! The embossed blue flowers look amazing!! You inked around them perfectly!! The papers and embossed strip are beautiful!! This is just fabulous my sweetest friend!! I adore it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. The blue embossing is striking! I can see why you love this stamp! So glad you were inspired by this week's flower theme at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Good luck! Hope you will join us for our new challenge!

  17. The bright blue against the soft yellow is just beautiful together! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team

  18. This is just stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  19. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT


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