"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, June 6, 2014

learn...

Hey there!!   Have a card to share that I made for a couple of challenges.  Honestly, this card (and another one I made and will share at a later date) almost didn't get made.  I don't know about you, but I have many, many days when I have lots of ideas, but when I try to execute them nothing works out.  I had one of those days yesterday.  I had several ideas for cards, but they all ended up in the "round file", lol!  After those failures it was close to time for me to pick my little guy up from school.  Once we returned (after a short trip to the playground so he could play with this best bud) I decided to try again and YAY... I got two cards made!   This one is for ColourQ and CAS(E) this Sketch.

I hadn't made anything with my favorite Precious Remembrance Shop set DIY in AGES and so I got that out and used a lot of the different sentiment segments to create my card.  Once all the sentiment stamping was done I added the little splats in the various ColourQ colors... but something was missing.  Dry embossing??? Maybe, but I didn't want to emboss the whole thing, only portions.  So I did a test run of an idea I had with a piece of scrap cardstock and I liked what I saw. The idea involved an embossing folder and a small mallet.  So I did it on my stamped piece... absolutely love the look!!  After that was done I mounted the piece on a pale blue cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & spring rain; Stamps:  PRS DIY; Inks:  Stampin Up!, Memento and PTI; Embossing folder:  Lifestyle Crafts honeycomb

19 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the way you combined the sentiments from this set Rosemary, terrific card!!

Shelly said...

This is awesome! Love it!

Viv said...

I think your card is fabulous as always Rosie. I cannot believe you ever run out of ideas either :) Viv xx

Barb Ghig said...

It warms my heart to know that even 'you' have issues with designing once in a while...and I love your expression the "round file"!!! Very clever!

This is such a fun card, Rosemary! I love the stamps you chose for these colors, and the sentiment is perfect for the sketch!

Robin K. said...

Genius idea to think of selectively dry embossing with a mallet!!! It really adds something special to your design:)

walchowDesign said...

Love all the mixture of different fonts and love the partial dry embossing too! What is a mallet?

joy said...

What a clever way to dry emboss randomly, Rosemary! I love the way you used the sentiments and splattered the colors, too.

Katie Melhus said...

I love the look of the intermittent embossing - gonna go get out my mallet! wait... will a hammer work?

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Anita in France said...

Yep, empathising with you, Rosemary ... I've been having one of those days for weeks!! This is a real stunner ... love the varied fonts ... and that mallet embossing is genius ... very cool! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Wohooo!! awesome is the word, love the way u combines the sentiments and the stamping and subtle embossing brings the attention right on to the words :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!! :)

Dyane said...

FAB card Rosemary!:) LOVE!!!

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Judy1223 said...

Well, I love this card to pieces and I'm dying to know how you partially embossed with a mallet! (My card would be all wrinkled and ruined if I did that!) What a brilliant combination of stamps...and great use of the color Q colors, too!

Greta said...

Oh for crying out loud, Rosemary! You should patent the mallet idea--LOVE the look you got & I'll be using it for sure! Wish when I came back after nothing working I'd end up with a card like this! Pinning yet another of your superb creations!

Valerie Nolan said...

This is fab Rosie and different, love the graphic look and the vision of you embossing with a mallet mad e me laugh:) Very effective though!
Val x

Julia said...

What a fantastic card! Love all the elements you put into it. So creative. I've had those days, too, and looks like you worked through yours in a fabulous way!! Please join us at AAA Card Challenge, too! I'd love to see what you do!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, this is terrific! Love the way you combined the colors and great design!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Rosemary, so loving your embossing in the background....me I just use a hammer! I do better with folders than with nails! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ, love your card!