Last But Not Least-August Challenge #8

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hello. blogging and scrapping friends!  I am entering a new challenge.  I've been following the Last But Not Least challenges for several months now, but haven't ever entered.  Well, today is the day that changes!

The challenge for the August, Last But Not Least is, 'embossing'.  Dry or heat.  I like to do both!! Yea!  And, if you do both on your project, it qualifies for two entries! =D

This was such a fun card to make!  First of all, blue is one of my favorite colors, and this is SU! Bordering Blue.  I was very sad when this color was retired.  I used the card stock for the base, and the BB ink on the embossed panel.  To make the panel I ran white card stock through my Big Shot in the Ornamental Iron emboss folder from Cuttlebug. 
The sentiment is an SU! stamp done in silver emboss powder, also from SU!, and then lightly colored with SU! chalks using a blender pen.  I then punched it out with the SU! Scallop Oval punch, matted it on Spellbinders Label 14 cut from more BB card stock, and embelished with SU! jewels.
Just to the left of the sentiment you may (or may not! =( ) see a shiny little embelli.  This is a medallion cut from white card stock with the Ornamental Iron die, coated with VersaMark, and embossed with SU! silver emboss powder.  I'm sorry it doesn't show up very well.  The best place to take pics of this card was outside and the sun made quite a glare on the silver items.
The flowers are a combination of SU! Boho Blossoms punch, Trio Flower punch, an EK Success punch, fabric flowers from my stash, and a blue paper flower from Faith at Mark's Finest Papers.  (A sweet little bag of these paper flowers was a 'thank you' gift because I had to wait for an item that was on backorder! Lovely Faith! =) )  I inked and crumpled some of the flowers and various brads, pearls and jewels adorn the centers. An SU! ribbon is laced through the 'bouquet'!

I'm sorry to say, I like this card so much, I don't know if I'll be able to part with it!!  Maybe I'll just write a sweet note to DH in it.  Then I can 'keep' it, and some day frame it with a nice Bible verse or poem in a collage! =)


  1. Well Hi there, Elizabeth! How nice to see a post and a stunning one at that! :) Love the blue - I'm with you on the retired colors and how much we yearn for them. This is beautiful in every way! Blessings to you :)

  2. Such a pretty card... very elegant. Reminds me of Wedgewood!!!

    Welcome back, have been missing you... hope things sort themselves out and the bumps on the road get smoothened out.

    xxx Monica

  3. Gorgeous!! I was a huge Bordering Blue fan too!! Thanks for playing along with my Last But Not Least challenge! Glad you made today a day of change and decided to play along!!

  4. Very pretty card! I love the blue layers of loveliness!

  5. I have a whole list of magazines that I've been published in at the bottom of my blog down there near the radio gadget you gave me. It's the Fall issue of Just Cards -- a Thanksgiving card. By the way, your card is very pretty. Blue is my hubbin's favorite color too! I love chalks, but they don't like me, so I try to softly sponge in color instead. Did you see the crayon resist embossing technique at Splitcoast Stampers this week. I'm going to try making a card like that. Looked interesting! Have a nice Sunday! :)

  6. Oh wow this is sooo pretty! I love the bordering blue and the embossing! Such a soothing feel to this card! So good to see you back to stamping!!!

  7. Gorgeous Elizabeth so happy to see your post!! I love the both of the embossings and pretty flowers. I was bummed when they got rid of that blue also! :)

  8. You are the lucky winner for last month's Last But Not Least challenge.....Please send me your mailing address so that I can mail out your embossing folder!! Congratulations!!!


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