Well tried my hand at two more on-line card challenges. I was very interested in the color challenge at the Paper Pal Arts page. The challenge was to use River Rock, Early Espresso and Soft Suede. I thought this would be perfect for me as I find that I rarely reach for River Rock and Soft Suede and this may get me to expand my horizons! After reading their challenge I clicked over to the Friday Mash Up. Their challenge was to use Heat Embossing or make a "Thank you" (Greatful) OR "Mash" them together! So I mashed everything together!! I used River Rock as my base, embossed half the base with the Vintage Wall paper (for texture), and ran some satin Early Espresso ribbon across the center after sponging with Soft Suede on the embossed images and edges. For the top portion I heat embossed the greeting from kindness matters with versa mark and Early Espresso ink and did the same with the center butterfly, cutting it out and mounting in the center of the ribbon. Finally I mounted the greeting on top of soft suede and ripped both edges, sponging with Soft Suede. Wow! Now that I read it, it sounds like quite a bit, but honestly this came together very quickly. I really love the soft, vintage look of the card and was thrilled that I used colors and a stamp set that I don't normally use!!
Hope you enjoy!