Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I love embossing....

Hello again,

I am home from work today and thought it was a wonderful time to catch up with my blog because there were several challenges I wanted to enter.
I made this card for a friend, with these challenges in mind. So here's my info and my card:

The challenge is embossing on
and for the challenge is distressing.
At they have a challenge to include texture.
The challenge is to use something recycled.
I love these sites...go take a look, see if you like them too.

Here's my card:
I don't know why the background took on that pink cast. This is the first time that has happened...I'm going to move the place where I photograph...and, now that I think about it, this is the first time I have used a white paper under the card.

Now that the apology is over, I will tell you about the card. I really enjoyed making it.
The butterfly and the flourish are embossed with UTEE and clear glitter powder on the butterfly.
The flower and  the edges of the card are Distressed  The flower is also sponged with distress inks and edged with turquiose Stickles.
Lots of texture here with the lace, glitter, embossing and a flower made with several layers.
Recycled items are the lace, which is from a wedding a long time ago and the flower is made from leftover paper from another project.

The flourish is a die from Sizzix, I bought it a couple of years ago.
The flower is cut with the Tim Holtz flowers die. I really like that die, it makes perfect flowers for almost any project.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Please leave me a comment and let me know you were here.



  1. This is gorgeous with the mariposa papers!
    I have a brother who lives in Holland, Michigan, not too far from Grand Rapids. His name is John Wood, I wonder if you go to the same Church?!

  2. Amazing card with such beautiful elements and the red is perfect against the other colours.


  3. Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  4. Beautiful card Elena! Wow, good for you to be able to enter it into so many chanllenges! Wishing you a Happy Easter. I work up this morning to a ground covering of snow too!

  5. Such a very beautiful card. I love the colours and the textures you used. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and have a great day. Angela

  6. Hi there. Fab card. lovely colours and the butterfly is great, thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday this week.

  7. Wow this is gorgeous! Fab layers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly x


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