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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Smiling Thoughts

Melanie Muenchinger, Illustrator for Gina K. Designs StampTV, did a video using the emboss resist technique, the result of which, was just stunning. This inspired me to make a card for a friend using this same technique.

I prepared my base card in white card stock, sizing it to 5"x5". I cut a layer 1/4 inch smaller in black card stock and adhered it to my base. I put this aside while I worked on my focal point.

For the focal point I cut a panel slightly smaller than the black layer. I stamped my flower border, from HFC Sun Kissed Fleur Border and Corner stamp set, in Versamark ink. It was then embossed with clear EP.

Next, I sponged GKD Honey Mustard ink over my focal point panel, going from dark over the flower border to light at the opposite edge on the right. The sentiment, from GKD Elegant Florals was stamped in GKD Black ink. This panel was then adhered to my card.

Here is a photo of the inside:

 I was very pleased with the way this card turned out. I hope you liked it as well.
Thanks for stopping by and please come again! 

This card was entered into the following challenge(s)
The Outlawz  -  GCC0224 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Feb 18-24 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -   Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
MFP Speedy TV  -  Challenge #85 - Simple Salutations  
Sunshine Mail  -   Feb 16-28 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge  -  F is for Flowers 
Crafty Girls Challenges  -  Challenge #12 - Anything Goes 
IBS Blog Hop  -  Feb 20 Challenge - Flowers


Carole Robb Bisson said...

That embossed floral stamp has just taken the stage. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings, Carole DT

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Saints Rule! said...

Thank you so much for blessing us with your art work at Word Art Wednesday! We appreciate you joining us this week and hope to see you again!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning Olga. I have to give this technique a try again too! Love the look!

Angie A said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Nikki Stalker said...

Great card. Love how you have softened the depth of colour as you move away from the gorgeous image. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


steph said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations.

alex said...

Olga this is just gorgeous, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Alex x

Anonymous said...

Hi Olga, A beautiful card and image, love the colours too. Thank you for joining us for challenge 12 at Crafty Girls Challenges good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner

Mynn xx said...

This is just fabulous, friend! I LOVE the beautiful flowers and the colors you chose--so warm and inviting! A gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! :) HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx

PS: I would love for you to pop by my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy! :)

nupurcreatives said...

Beautiful card... the embossing , inking & sentiments all go together so beautifully....Thanks for joining us at IBS :)

Kylie said...

Just beautiful!! I love the background. Thanks so much for playing along at IBS xx