Thursday, November 11, 2010

November Chrysanthemum

Good Morning!  I hope you're all doing well - the week is on the downhill side and I am looking forward to the weekend.  The kids' dad is taking them to a movie on Sunday so I'll have a few hours to myself that I plan to dedicate to stamping.

My card today is for Sweet n Sassy.  It features one of the new sets that was released the first of this month called November Chrysanthemum

I did follow the sketch from Sketch and Stash which was really fun to work with.  My stash part of the challenge is using some card stock from Papertrey Ink that I have had for a long time but hardly ever use.  Also out of my stash is the matching ribbon and Prima flowers that rarely see the outside of the bottle.

I also used a technique that I believe is called double embossing.  I embossed the white pieces with Birds and Swirls embossing folder, then chalked the birds and leaves (chalks that rarely see the outside of it's storage draw, so another stashed item) and then I embossed it again with the Swiss Dots folder.  This is a great technique with really cool looking results.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Copics:  V04, V06, Y06, YG63, YG67
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Birds & Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders, chalks (SU)
Embellishments:  Lavender Moon twill ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Prima flowers, pearls (Recollections)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I do love our visits.

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Lizzy said...

Gorgeous card, luv the fab image & beautiful colour combo.

Thank you for joining in with us at Sketch & Stash

xx Lizzy xx :)

Sue said...

Hi Mel,absolutely stunning,gorgeous image and fabulous embossing..i love it:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous card! The image is colored perfectly and the added flowers, lovely.

TN Granny said...

Oh Melissa this card is beautiful. I love the lilac colors and the layering is to die for.
Big stampin hugs,

Danni said...

I love this!! So pretty!

Unknown said...

OMG this is soooo elegant.. I love those delicate green leaves on the embossed background xxx

Korin said...

VERY pretty, Melissa!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Melissa ,, I have never seen this double embossing technique !! gorgeous ! the image, flowers and ribbon all combine to make a stunning card ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

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