August 13, 2014

Adore You


Happy Humpday ya'll!  As you read this, I am sitting in my second day of mandatory QA training, and I'm just having a blast! *insert sarcasm*  Unfortunately, it's required that all Rembrandt employees be certified, so this is what I'll be doing for the rest of this week.  Hopefully, I'll pass my test, so I can be certified.  I don't really want to have to do this again. lol 

I made this card last night, and really like the simplicity of it.

The crumpled paper flower was purchased from rettajane on Etsy.  She makes these, and they're beautiful!  Very good quality.  So, I wanted to emboss the patterned paper, but after I did that you couldn't really see the embossing for the pattern itself.  I decided to go over the embossed dots with my sander, and this is the result.  I LOVE IT!  In real life, it looks like the dots are magnified.  It's really cool.  Not sure why I hadn't thought of this idea before, but now I'm going to try it again. :-)

I'm happy to enter this into the following challenges.

Seize The Sketch #26: Sketch (my loose interpretation, I flipped it)
The Paper Players #208: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey & Basic Gray
Papertake Weekly: Spots & Dots

I will be back soon with another something crafty.

Have a great day!

What's In It?
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral & Blushing Bride cardstock, SU In Color Designer Series paper
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp On Edge
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Accessories: SU Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Martha Stewart White Lace, May Arts Twine


Vicki Hodgman said...

Oh that is soooo clever. Sanding those dots to highlight them. I would never have thought of that. Lovely lovely card.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE that gorgeous bloom and your background is amazing, too! Your orientation doesn't sound like much fun...good luck with the test!

Nance Leedy said...

Steph, this is gorgeous! I love the loopy linen twine and that beautiful bloom. I can't stop looking at the embossed background--so cool! From here is almost looks like lace over the polka dots--great dimension. So glad you shared this with us at The Paper Players!

Jodi McKinney said...

Beautiful and unique card! I love it!

Yapha said...

What a pretty card. That is a gorgeous flower. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful! Gorgeous flower and cool technique for your embossing/sanding! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Players.

1CardCreator said...

Good luck on the test, gorgeous card! So glad I saw you at Seize the Sketch! ~Diane

Joanne James said...

What a gorgeous statement flower and the looped twine is just perfect! Thanks for sharing your background technique too - very original. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

jaydee said...

Steph, hope you passed your QA test! I love your card and the way you placed the elements at the top of the card. I never do that and then I see it and think.... why on earth didn't I do that :-) Gorgeous CAS card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I like the simplicity of it too, yet it is still elegant! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ooooo, I saw this on IG but didn't know you were playing in Seize The Sketch's current challenge! (thank you for playing with us, Steph :)

I love that flower you bought from etsy. It really pops against the soft neutrals. Really well done, my friend!