Monday, November 7, 2011

PPA 118 & Friday Mash Up!

Hi All,
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!


Kasey said...

Hi Karin, LOVE the vintage feel to your card. It's Fabulous!

Thanks so much joining us in our challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Kim P said...

Very nice! These colors are great together for a monochromatic look. Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful vintage CAS card! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful job you did mashing up the challenge! I really love the vintage look of this card!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Nina Dee said...

Gorgeous card! The vintage look is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Lisa said...

Karin, this is a great card! I love the monochromatic look of it and I really love how you've used that embossed oval with the sentiment inside. Very pretty!

Julie Gearinger said...

Great job with both challenges and I love the simplistic elegance of this card! Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

Gorgeous and stunning all at once.. Love it! This is a great Thank You card.. The color combo is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.