Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 69 - Birthday Embossing

This week's challenge at Mark's Finest Papers is to emboss - heat or dry, your choice.
I chose dry embossing for this birthday card, but only on the bottom half of the card:

I used Ruby Red cardstock, then rubbed Ruby Red ink lightly over the embossing, to help it stand out a bit better.  The designer paper is Sweetness by Pink Paislee.  The stamped butterfly comes from Just Dandy, and the frame and sentiment from Flourishes and Frame - both by Mark's Finest Papers.


This card is for my husband's cousin, who is having a milestone birthday.  ;)  Happy birthday, Marianne!

I can't remember where the ribbon is from, but it sure is nice to work with!

Come emboss with us!  Just link up your card HERE by Friday, August 26, 2011 at 3 PM EST. 

Colleen

Stamps:  Flourishes and Frame, Just Dandy - MFP
Paper:  Ruby Red CS - SU; Sweetness DP - Pink Paislee; Vintage Cream CS - PTI
Ink:  Soft Suede, Ruby Red - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Doily Edge - MS
Other:  Big Shot; Spellbinders circle nesties; Victoria embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Copic markers; amber bling - Queen & Co.; ribbon; dimensionals; sponge

25 comments:

Marianne Nikas said...

Thank you, Colleen!! Love my card and loved seeing you all at the party!! -Marianne

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is awesome Colleen. I love that piece of designer paper in the background. Using just a strip makes your focal point pop! The butterfly is darling. What a spectacular card.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--your husband's cousin is going to LOVE this card!!! It is beautiful. I love that you added the butterfly. Great job! TFS

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- love this card! The colors are stunning and the butterfly is perfect!

Janeen said...

Colleen,
This is a gorgeously rich looking card. That BG paper is so perfect and I would prbly have wondered how to use that. The flourishes and frames set is well used by me too. Just love taht set. I like how you did partial embossing and highlighted it. Great look.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Colleen. That circle frame looks gorgeous and the butterfly is perfect! What a great challenge!
PS: It was not me in the SU! mini, but thank you so much for thinking of me. :o)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Love how you embossed the bottom part. The colors and design are stunning!!

Nana Connie said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! That bow is 'fantabulous' and the butterfly is incredible. Love the embossing!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Lovely card, Colleen, with such beautiful colors!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a gorgeous card---LOVE the patterns with that embossing! BEAUTIFUL! And that ribbon---ohhhhhh! I'm in LOVE:)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the designer paper!

Benzi said...

Ooh, do I ever love that Ruby Red cardstock. And, I'm thinking I may have your dp. Anyway, it is sooooo pretty and the embossing at the bottom is just perfecto. Beautifully created!

Sian Ridley said...

What a beautiful card! I love the balance of the colours and embellishments-just perfect! It makes my eyes very happy :)

E.T. said...

ooooh BUTTERFLY!!!! Gorgeous! love the hot colours.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Collen, love the beautiful frame and the pretty paper, the warm colour palette is wonderful!

Jacqueline said...

So pretty! And thanks for your lovely visit to my blog!

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty!

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card. That butterfly is so cute..

Andrea Ewen said...

A delight of a card...that ruby background is perfect for highlighting the elegant sentiment panel. The butterfly is gorgeous and I LOVE that yellow ribbon! It looks great against the punched border underneath! What a beautiful birthday card! Love those stamps, too! ;)

Patrice said...

Such a lovely card!

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful Colleen! What a great idea to only emboss part of it. ;)

Leslie Miller said...

Lovely embossing and -- WOW -- that butterfly! So beautiful!

Stella said...

That gorgeous PP paper makes the sentiment even more pop. Your card is GORGEOUS; That circle stamp around the sentiment is so elegant and chic. Perfect mix and match of amazing details. And lovely to look at...X

Emily Keaton said...

Such a beauty, Colleen! That Pink Paislee paper is perfect in your design. Love this!

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