Friday, August 19, 2011

CAS-ual Friday and PPA

I had no intention of making cards today as I have been frantically creating all week for a holiday church cardmaking session last night and this afternoon.  But the CAS-ual Friday challenge was embossing - heat or dry - and I LOVE embossing, then when I pulled out a set of four stamps, I realized the Pals Paper Arts sketch was perfect!


This uses one of my all-time favorite embossing powders from a company that is no longer around. :(  But you definitely need to see it IRL - the sparkle is subtle but it reflects every color of the rainbow!

I also colored the brads with that embossing powder by heating up the brad (hold it with a tweezers), dip it into the jar of embossing powder, then reheat.




  • Stamps: Impression Obsession
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Music Impression Plate, EK Success border punch, Greenhorn Valley Art Stamps Fine Crystal Gold Embossing Powder

9 comments:

Arlene said...

LOVE your embossing for this challenge! I never think to use gold embossing powder! Great card. :)

Aileen said...

Love the sparkle on your stamps. Very chic! Great tip about embossing your brads, I'd probably still burn my fingers! Lol. x

Rosemary said...

your card is just lovely! the embossing is fantastic!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love that sparkly powder and thanks for the tip on blinging the brads! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

Just beautiful! And I love what you do with your cards. How special to have a group committed to such a fun and significant ministry!

Mynnette said...

What a great card! I'll have to CASE it! TFS!!!

Dana said...

This is beautiful Kim. That embossed BG is the perfect touch. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurie said...

Kim this is gorgeous! I love the color combo! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual fridays!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Beautiful! I can imagine the pretty colours in the embossing ... and what a great tip for colouring the brads to match! Hugs xxaxx